We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Now This is a Waterfall”
Review of Takakkaw Falls

Takakkaw Falls
Book In Advance
More Info
US$131.88*
and up
Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
More Info
US$179.85*
and up
Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 October 2013

So many of the waterfalls were a disappointment. But this one is worth the visit. This is a good place to spend a couple minutes.

Thank WanderWoman735
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (659)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

409 - 413 of 660 reviews

Reviewed 21 October 2013

Nice drive up from the Trans - Canadian Hwy to get to these falls. These falls are twice as high as Niagara Falls in New York @ 1250 feet. It's a Cree Indian name meaning "magnificent" Nice hike up to the falls and is well worth seeing!!

Thank Bobby31225
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 October 2013

When visiting the Canadian Rockies, drive into Yoho National Park and seek out this waterfalls. The drive is not too difficult off the Trans-Canada Highway, and the walk from the parking lot is level and paved. The roar of the water and the mist hitting one's face on the approach add to the experience. We certainly preferred this beautiful waterfalls over the Bow River Falls in Banff.

Thank Sanr0n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 October 2013

I had not even heard of this attraction until it was mentioned by a fellow guest whilst we were staying in Banff. They said it was absolutely brilliant, so we decided to take a detour and have a look. A good decision. The falls are the second highest in Canada and the waterfall is quite spectacular. I don't think the rate of flow was at its highest at the end of September, but it was still spectacular. A short walk takes you to the base of the waterfall where spray can cool you down on a warm day.Lots of photo oppurtunities from various places at the falls and on the road to it.
The road to the falls has 2 hairpin bends on it at one location. The driver of large vehicles such as motorhomes should take care, it can be done otherwise they would not let you go down the road. As we were returning back to our accomodation,the driver of a motorhome "bottled" it and pulled over onto a safety area which are present on the two bends.

1  Thank Oggy7224
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 September 2013

We visited Glacier, Waterton, Banff & Kootenay National Parks & thought Takakkaw falls in Yoho were the most impressive. A 10 to 15 minute walk from the parking areas but you will spend more time taking photos and climbing higher to get close to the falls. The water flow was impressive with the thundering sound and winds blowing mists across the area. You can climb as close as you wish.

Thank marksam1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Takakkaw Falls also viewed

Yoho National Park, Kootenay Rockies
Yoho National Park, Kootenay Rockies
 
Field, Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park, Kootenay Rockies
 

Been to Takakkaw Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing