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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” (80 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 80 reviews
"short walk"
in 32 reviews
"hairpin bends"
in 12 reviews
"spectacular waterfall"
in 11 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 8 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 19 reviews
"an easy walk"
in 19 reviews
"car park"
in 33 reviews
"tall waterfall"
in 6 reviews
"winding road"
in 10 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
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We enjoyed viewing this waterfall. There was a trail to the base of it where you got sprayed and there were several rainbows in the mist. It was beautiful

Thank heidim0rgan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been blessed to see waterfalls all over the world, and I can assure you that this one is amazing. The water falls off a chute at the top, crashing into an outcropping, then tumbles/falls down. This is a long drop down; I sent a...More

Thank chrisayers327
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. You can get right up on the falls. An incredible experience and a very shirt walk to the falls. All age groups and even those with little mobility challenges could get there. (Requiring a cane) A definite must stop to see. There is a...More

Thank Shauna H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nice hiking here, and the falls are beautiful. The views are pretty, but watch out for the mosquitoes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early to avoid crowds. This place is a major tourist attraction so it's super busy all the time..

Thank CocoaPuffsss
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a cold rainy day, but it didn't matter, the falls were still amazing. Definitely worth the drive from the Canmore area, and the scenery along the way is great. Definitely a must do.

Thank rosenc1c
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazingly worth the 13 km drive from Highway 1. It is considered as one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. And it is wheelchair/baby stroller accessible (the first one I have seen from Canadian Rockies National Parks).

Thank Manskittles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These falls can be viewed from the winding road approaching them and you really don’t have to walk to the base to appreciate them. They are beautiful.

Thank niteowljune
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Takakkaw Falls was very easy to reach with a nearby parking lot and relatively flat trails. The falls was visible from a distance because of it’s 250 meter tall vertical height. There were many fantastic views and photo spots along the walk toward the foot...More

Thank Angie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was plenty of parking and the walk up to the base of the falls was not very far and easy. There are several points along the way to see the falls so you don't even need to walk all the way up. As a...More

Thank Karen R
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smac88
10 July 2018|
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Response from Harry S | Reviewed this property |
40 minutes max
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Ula T
11 December 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
16 May 2017|
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Response from 2NCretiredtravelers |
As of today, June 1o, the Visitor center says the road is closed until July
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