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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” (79 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (14 reviews)
“short walk” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I was told Takakkaw Falls is the second largest waterfall in Canada. It's amazing. There are hiking trails around the waterfall, or you could just take a leisurely stroll down to it. They also have little lookout spots incase you just want to hang out/picnic...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very easy hike to this spectacular Falls. Just before the parking area you get a glimpse and are like WOW. Then as soon as you park you hear the falls roaring in the distance. A very short hike bt a white river takes you up...More

Thank Shane D
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was awesome! And for those who do not want to hike its easy to see! For the more adventurous you can scramble up the rocks and get quite close to the falls. Wear sturdy shoes and take a windbreaker as it can be cold.

Thank annapurna66
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We enjoyed our trip there and the views of the falls. Takakkaw Falls is very tall and it's a bit of a challenge to get a good picture of the entire falls. The parking lot is small, and finding a parking spot can be a...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The road to Takakkaw Falls is hair-raising, but fun! It was a little difficult to locate - what is it about Canada that they don't seem to think signs are necessary for much of anything? Once we got there, it did not disappoint! The sight,...More

Thank mcarbaugh
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the tallest waterfalls in the area I was told. From the parking area the major paths are all paved. Along the river and to the bridge, where you will find 2 of the Red Chairs. Once you walk over the bridge...More

Thank Hobbitting
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This waterfall was impressive looking, and great fun. There's always a rainbow at the bottom if the sun is out. It's tall, and bounces off a rock midway to give it a unique look. However, the most interesting feature is a "spray" it gives you...More

Thank pokerpro05
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best attractions in the area. A powerful view from a short distance. You can feel the extreme and strong nature at it best. A short trail from parking and you will really enjoy it. Highly recommended.

Thank Micky G
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth the drive from the highway. Just a short walk once you get there. Absolutely beautiful. I'd recommend having a jacket, the spray from the waterfall is a bit cold if you want to get close.

Thank mollyruthbeaney
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place, close to Fields BC. Few picnic tables so bring your lunch. Great area and amazing views. Loved the mist in the air.

Thank Banff2013
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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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