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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (74 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (12 reviews)
“short walk” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Takakkaw Falls on an afternoon in early August. It was my second time visiting this waterfall and I was still amazed at how beautiful and powerful this waterfall was. A winding and narrow paved road leads from the Trans Canada Highway cutting through...More

Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning and really up close if you take the short hike ...there was a really scary road driving up there that we had trouble with switchbacks even with a small motor home. it was raining when we went but as we got close to the...More

1  Thank rlmptl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most amazing things you'll ever see. From the amazing drive in on the highway. To the even more amazing drive in off the highway. From the moment you pull into the parking lot and see it in the distance, it's breathtaking. Around...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The winding drive up to the falls was filled with expectation of seeing one of Canada's highest falls in a wilderness setting. Our first view of them a few kilometres away exceeded our expectations several fold. The nearer we got, the more spectacular they appeared....More

Thank Paulakowski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather wasn't great when I visited but it was a short hike to the falls and very impressive when I got there. Well worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These falls are certainly worth seeing. Access to the falls is from the TransCanada highway just east of Field, BC. It is about a 20 minute drive one way on a paved two lane road that is itself quite beautiful with things to stop and...More

Thank SolsticeCalgary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Also in the Yoho area, these were some nice falls. With all the lakes all around, it was good to change it up by hiking a bit and walking right up to these falls. Actually, it's probably the closest we got to any falls -...More

Thank AJSI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterfalls are great, and the short hike is accessible for everyone. But my personal favourite was driving the hairpin turns of the access road. Well worth the time.

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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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