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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” (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"
in 28 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Recommended by Park officials, we drove to this fall. It was rather late. Although the falls looked really nice, we didn't have time to hike closer. Nice drive, though.

Thank Ming G
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely a must see. Was there one week before the road closed for the winter months. Was chilly but an absolutely scenic part of Yoho. I will return

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We just drive by to take some pictures. The road is almost an adventure in itself. The falls themselves are pretty overrun with tourists, and there isn't much more around to offer than the falls. Or not in October. Well, the sight was nice enough...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our 3rd trip here in just over a year. Still impresses and certainly a big hit with out of country visitors. Nice picnic benches as well. The walk fro the parking lot to the falls offers ever changing views of this beautiful waterfall.

Thank 17KAG
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Takakkaw Falls is a very magnificent water fall. The road to the falls, Yoho Valley Road, is a nice drive of about 10 miles each way. My husband loves to drive the double switch backs, why I do not know. On the way to falls...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Take the time to visit these impressive falls and make sure you spend time on the various paths and trails to get different views. Being careful, you can walk very close to base of the falls but plan to get wet from the immense spray....More

Thank Chuck2010
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

came along here with family as i haven't been here for 50 years! it was time to return! the well marked turnoff in the yoho national park is just past (east) the small village of field, b.c,. about a 20 minute drive to the falls...More

Thank jarmwr40
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

While on our way to Emerald Lake, I saw the sign for Takakkaw Falls and made a split second decision to drive in and have a look. I am so glad that I did because it ended up being one of the highlights of our...More

Thank EvelynSydney
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is the main falls in the area. Drove there from Lake Louise, took probably like 40 min one way.. It’s a nice place for picnic, beautiful waterfall.. I wouldn’t say it’s something amazing, I’ve seen better, but it’s still a nice one to visit....More

Thank Vinettta
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Pretty much across the road from Field, BC, it is worth the small hike to get to it. Easy walk. There are other trails (longer) that you can take from the parking lot as well

Thank NCS_AB
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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
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
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