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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (70 reviews)
“short walk” (30 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The winding drive up to the falls was filled with expectation of seeing one of Canada's highest falls in a wilderness setting. Our first view of them a few kilometres away exceeded our expectations several fold. The nearer we got, the more spectacular they appeared....More

Thank Paulakowski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather wasn't great when I visited but it was a short hike to the falls and very impressive when I got there. Well worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These falls are certainly worth seeing. Access to the falls is from the TransCanada highway just east of Field, BC. It is about a 20 minute drive one way on a paved two lane road that is itself quite beautiful with things to stop and...More

Thank SolsticeCalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Also in the Yoho area, these were some nice falls. With all the lakes all around, it was good to change it up by hiking a bit and walking right up to these falls. Actually, it's probably the closest we got to any falls -...More

Thank AJSI
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterfalls are great, and the short hike is accessible for everyone. But my personal favourite was driving the hairpin turns of the access road. Well worth the time.

Thank mdos7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accessible parking, picnic benches, wide and easy hiking trail to the very base of the falls! The temperature drops quickly the closer you get and you'll get wet so bring a jacket! Wear high grip shoes so you can climb the rocks closer to the...More

Thank gypsyrunaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little drive off the beaten track to the falls, but definetly worth it. The fall itself is incredible, you can see the power in it coming off the mountain. We also camped there for 2 nights, great little areas to pitch up and fire...More

Thank Sageyboy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a little bit of a drive to get there but not too bad. Once you arrive, it was easy to walk over to the falls. We walked by an area that looked like it was full of Christmas trees and then you arrive...More

Thank LavaJava96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walk to view up close, well worth the drive. We saw several deer on the road plus large chunk of fallen ice.

Thank Ellie912
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These were the best falls we saw when travelling through BC and Alberta. We drove a 25ft RV up the hair pin bend fairly easily. Lots of room to park and not too busy (I think everybody was at Lake Louise!!) We climbed up the...More

Thank Liz B
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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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