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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)
“short walk” (32 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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"parking lot"
in 79 reviews
"short walk"
in 32 reviews
"hairpin bends"
in 12 reviews
"amazing waterfall"
in 10 reviews
"an easy walk"
in 19 reviews
"car park"
in 33 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 18 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 7 reviews
"rain jacket"
in 6 reviews
"parking area"
in 19 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 12 reviews
"switch backs"
in 10 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 8 reviews
"access road"
in 6 reviews
"tour bus"
in 9 reviews
"the main highway"
in 7 reviews
"lake louise"
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

for sure worth the drive into the park. Great sight to see whilst visiting yoho national park. good parking facilities.

Thank DOBA_83
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Third highest fall in BC doesn't dissapoint. This is a huge waterfall with a beautiful creek and cool mist to play in. Lots of areas to explore and hiking trails in abundance. Only a 15 minute drive off the highway,this is a must see.

Thank Wendel T
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

We stayed at the nearby walk in campground for a couple days, and made this our home base. We preferred the views of the falls up the trails to the north (and they're MUCH less busy, since it takes more than opening a car door...More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

This is a nice but not wonderful. It's not overly impressive but it's doesn't suck either. I would definitely visit it if I was in Banff. You might want to see it but there are other ones and Johnston Canyon is just as cool. I...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Beautiful trek to do in a really amazing environment. Make sure to arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowd: 8am/9am max is a good time.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

A beautiful scenic area to visit in the summer. BE WELL AWARE that the drive up is not for the faint hearted since it is narrow climbing road with switch backs for part of the drive. Once you get past this point the Falls are...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

We visited late in September and I'd say the water volume was not as much as it would be in the Spring but still quite spectacular. The drive in was interesting - I would not want to be driving a large RV up that road...More

Thank plspoon
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

The sheer size, height, and sound of Takakkaw Falls will give your senses a wonderful experience. There is a short walk to the base of the falls which you should certainly do. The sound is impressive. However, be prepared to get a damp face and...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

A great sight and beautiful falls. Takakkaw means It is magnificent in the Cree language and the falls live to their name. 302m high!! The path to the falls in easy. You can get better views from a distance if you do the Iceline Trail...More

Thank Laurie P
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

It was our guide who suggested we came here after visiting several other falls. In a way this is how one expects to see a water fall - from a distance and up high.

Thank Anthony L
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Ula T
December 11, 2017|
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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the train tunnels, there is a view spot along the road, but at a distance. Not much to see if a train is not coming through. I noticed on maps and from pictures posted that there are trails to get... More
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Tyler T
May 16, 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
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