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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 3 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told about this by some walkers we met and glad we went. The road Is a challenge in an RV - ours was 24' / 7m and the hairpin bends needed a couple of manoeuvres to get round so would suggest you go...More

Thank Peregrine65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked on the road and took a trail into see the falls, not realizing that further up there was likely a parking lot with a more paved walkway to get there. As you get closer to the falls, you will get spray from the...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently visited Takakkaw falls and then decided to carry on and do the 9km round hike to Laughing Falls. It's well worth it as the water colour there is fantastic and you can get so close to the falls. Definitely would...More

Thank SwissTraveller3012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened to stumble upon this on our drive back to Banff after a day of sightseeing. The drive off the Trans Canadian Hwy to the falls is something else on it's own. The hair pin turns on the switch backs made my wife nervous...More

Thank spike206
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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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