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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” (79 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (12 reviews)
“short walk” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We saw the falls as we were approaching from a distance and were impressed how mighty and tall they were. Close up they were even more impressive, spraying everything nearby with a fine mist and the closer you got, the louder the roar. A nice...More

Thank Holly1977
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Make sure to get the park pass for Yoho National Park, as the park police hand out tickets that will cost a lot more than the park passes!...here & at Emerald Lake. This is worth the short walk to get there, as these falls are...More

Thank Carol33364
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We have been by here often, but never taken the time to turn up the road. Parking lots were full on this summer day, but we needed a walk. The size of these falls impresses and the noise and mist add to the fell. Road...More

1  Thank 17KAG
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The view is amazing... Walk up towards the falls and you can just feel the mist. On a hot day it felt great. We stayed at the campground which we loved and we will return. I would love to hike the iceline tail/yoho valley to...More

Thank CBKipp
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great photo ops here! Yoho Natl Park has fewer crowds than Banff/Lake Louise areas. Easy parking and a short trail leads to towering, thundering, beautiful Takakkaw Falls. Great views from a distance and exciting misty moist views from near the base of falls. Don't miss...More

2  Thank GNGator
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Like Waterfalls? This one is a must! The thundering noise of the water and the powerful wind that the water coming over the top is just incredible! I have never been to a waterfall like this! You can keep climbing up it as well, prepare...More

Thank EpicTravelChangesYou
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Glad that we stopped here. Walked along the river and got some amazing views and photos. Overcast, but still gorgeous. Def recommend stopping here.

Thank Gregsky
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We stopped to see the Falls and the whole surrounding area made it easy to get pictures from all angles. My husband and two of my daughters climbed quite high to get a closer view. They came back soaked but it's a picturesque park that's...More

Thank Lorraine4536
Reviewed August 23, 2016

After visiting the wonderful Takakkaw Falls which is in the Yoho Valley, we continued along the valley to Laughing Falls. The trail itself is very flat with a rise of about 125 feet. People used a buggy on a portion of the trail. The rushing...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I highly command this trip. This is a very nice fall and views are great. We went there from Lake Ohara and went to Emerald lake after this visit. Highly recommended.

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Ula T
December 11, 2017|
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Response from Dan M | Reviewed this property |
Travel down the TransCanada Highway ( number 1). The falls are between Lake Louise and Field on the north side of the highway. It is a paved road right to the falls and is well marked on the Trans Canada highway where to... More
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