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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (62 reviews)
“short walk” (25 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the drive from the highway. Just a short walk once you get there. Absolutely beautiful. I'd recommend having a jacket, the spray from the waterfall is a bit cold if you want to get close.

Thank mollyruthbeaney
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place, close to Fields BC. Few picnic tables so bring your lunch. Great area and amazing views. Loved the mist in the air.

Thank Banff2013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice falls. Make sure you walk across the footbridge for a closeup view at the foot of the falls. Parking is available but can be limited. The access road also has a steep switchback making it difficult for large RVs.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have the chance, definitely explore the other nearby waterfalls. The Laughing Falls hike is an easy walk along the river that takes you past other stunning locations like Point Lace falls.

Thank adventureismysoulmat
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the waterfall about 2 weeks ago and I must say it exceeded expectations of everyone. So beautiful and has a majestic presence. This was one of the stops on our road trip to Yoho park, and this is where we stopped for our...More

Thank CamperFamilyCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular waterfall of 1250 feet. Easy trail and access. I would recommend going in late afternoon or evening for best lighting for photos. Several beautiful views of the falls on the short hike. We had a full rainbow with the late afternoon sun. As you...More

Thank Bigcohiba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem in yoho national park. Once you get to the spot you will see the falls from a far. But you are able to walk an amazing trail that will take you to the base of the falls where you...More

Thank Herman N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Riverside walk and then up to large waterfall with some stunning views. Toilets at carpark . Road up to carpark quite winding and you must take the advice about no trailers and restricted vehicle lengths ( there is a carpark near the main road to...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't camp, we just pulled in off Highway 1 on a road trip to the BC Coast and checked out the falls, but we were not disappointed! It's totally worth the stop if you're venturing West. We were off the road for probably about...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great waterfall; almost 800' high with several drops hitting ledges & splashing out, then down. Nice cascade at the base. Nice drive up the canyon with other cascades on the opposite slopes. Saw mountain goat on face of rock adjacent to falls. Unique...More

Thank lynnnddd
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Tyler T
15 May 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
2 October 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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