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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early summer, when melting snow and ice provide ample runoff.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (70 reviews)
“short walk” (30 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Takakkaw falls is a very majestic waterfall, the drive is short but involves two tight switchbacks so no trailers or motor homes are allowed. There is a hostel just before the falls if you want to stay over but don't have equipment. The campground is...More

Thank MadisonD
Reviewed yesterday

Located a short distance from the free parking lot. Impressive waterfall. There's a short informal trail leading up to the waterfall base, don't know how safe it is. If you get close enough to the (approved) waterfall base , you'll get wet from the spray.

Thank wisniak
Reviewed 4 days ago

A stop at the Takakkaw Falls was included on our Brewster Tour of Lakes and Waterfalls. These falls are beautiful and the visual of them falling from high up, horse tailing out over the rocks, is exceptional. We went off the path a bit to...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quick stop off point along a beautifully scenic route. One can walk along the rocky banks of the Yoho River, skip a few rocks in the river - it's an incredibly milky green color; or, continue up a very manageable non-trail to the falls. Each...More

Thank Kiderly
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful drive to the falls complete with an elk herd and a chance to see a train in the spiral tunnel...but the falls themselves are amazing. View them from red chairs a bit above or walk up to where you feel the spray on your...More

Thank clairann2000
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful! Takakkaw Falls is pretty but the hike to Laughing Falls was well worth it, great hike, great trail.

Thank linsie25
Reviewed 5 days ago

These falls are beautiful and the visual of them falling from high up, horse tailing out over the rocks, is exceptional. We went out to the side to get pictures of more of the falls and are glad we did as it took us away...More

1  Thank Mary V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our coach driver had to reverse up a bit of the single track hairpin road to get to the parking area! We were there in very late June & the road there had only been open 3 days before due to avalanches. Lots of snow...More

Thank andytal2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big and beautiful, these falls are impressive from the parking lot. But don't deny yourself pleasure, walk the 20 minute path to stand 25 ft from the falls itself. Feel the mist, look up 1,000 ft at the beauty and the power of the falls....More

Thank oldtimetraveler66
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live near the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area near Portland, Oregon. It has 77 waterfalls within it, so I am a little jaded when it comes to waterfalls. Takakkaw Falls is unique, though. It appears to burst upward when it hits a rock. The...More

Thank F4981JCmichaels
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Tyler T
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Fireball_Deluxe | Reviewed this property |
You can. It's quite a distance from the Trans Canada Hyw though. From the parking lot at the falls you can also ride bikes in
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Johan W | Reviewed this property |
Easy, a few 100 yards. No problem at all.
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