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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

The first time when my husband and I went to the falls I fell in love with the place. The next few years I took my sons there. This August we went there with our granddaughter. Our three generations all love the falls. We had...More

2  Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Drove a rental car with children 8 and 12 up a very steep road - no trailers or large RVs would make it. Well worth the trip. Very short hike to the falls which are 7 times the height of Niagara Falls. Stunning. Parking Lot...More

1  Thank Penny S
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We visited Takkakaw Falls, one of the highest in Canada, on our recent tour of Yoho National Park. There is a good parking lot a short walk across to the base of the falls, which are visible well before you get to them. You can...More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

visited the falls last summer and it was worth the drive to get there - small parking lot - short walk to the falls - picnic tables and benches are available - bring a raincoat. the nearer you go towards the falls, the wetter you'll...More

2  Thank Reign S
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had some time to spare and had a look. It's not really worth the detour. 5 minutes was enough. The valley is nicer though.

Thank DVreis
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We saw the falls as we were approaching from a distance and were impressed how mighty and tall they were. Close up they were even more impressive, spraying everything nearby with a fine mist and the closer you got, the louder the roar. A nice...More

Thank Holly1977
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Make sure to get the park pass for Yoho National Park, as the park police hand out tickets that will cost a lot more than the park passes!...here & at Emerald Lake. This is worth the short walk to get there, as these falls are...More

Thank Carol33364
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been by here often, but never taken the time to turn up the road. Parking lots were full on this summer day, but we needed a walk. The size of these falls impresses and the noise and mist add to the fell. Road...More

1  Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The view is amazing... Walk up towards the falls and you can just feel the mist. On a hot day it felt great. We stayed at the campground which we loved and we will return. I would love to hike the iceline tail/yoho valley to...More

Thank CBKipp
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great photo ops here! Yoho Natl Park has fewer crowds than Banff/Lake Louise areas. Easy parking and a short trail leads to towering, thundering, beautiful Takakkaw Falls. Great views from a distance and exciting misty moist views from near the base of falls. Don't miss...More

2  Thank GNGator
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Tyler T
If the road is closed to vehicles can you ride a bike up to look at them?
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
Hi, saw your review. How much of a walk is it down to the bottom of the falls area? John
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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