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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (79 reviews)
“short walk” (32 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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"parking lot"
in 79 reviews
"short walk"
in 32 reviews
"hairpin bends"
in 12 reviews
"spectacular waterfall"
in 10 reviews
"an easy walk"
in 19 reviews
"car park"
in 33 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 18 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 7 reviews
"rain jacket"
in 6 reviews
"parking area"
in 19 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 12 reviews
"switch backs"
in 10 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 8 reviews
"access road"
in 6 reviews
"tour bus"
in 9 reviews
"lake louise"
in 28 reviews
"the main highway"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had no plans to come to Yoho or the Falls but a guide in Lake Louise suggested we make a stop as we were relatively close by after a hike to Sherbrooke Lake. We had no real expectations as I’ve been to plenty of...More

Thank Rhonda A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Am getting fed up hearing how "awesome" this is or that is. It is too heavily over used. In summer these falls would be expected to be in full flow and the cooling mist was refreshing. The point is that these falls are not particularly...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What amazing Falls!!! Such a huge drop and astounding power in the water. Great place for photos not only of Falls but also of the river with stunning backdrop of mountains. Well worth the drive up the winding road from TCH.

Thank Dilly4472
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we were going to miss these as the road was closed the first two days of our stay locally, but on the day we left, the road was open and well worth the wait. Spectacular falls with great viewing points

Thank Norbert2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, it's a little off the highway, but well worth it. Along the way there is a little turn out at the meeting of the waters, and the fun switchbacks up the hill. There are plenty of restrooms, and picnic tables. Be sure to walk...More

1  Thank Todd2PS
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I went with my son to Calgary and came here to see a beautiful waterfall. I highly recommend taking the time see this waterfall!

1  Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

for sure worth the drive into the park. Great sight to see whilst visiting yoho national park. good parking facilities.

Thank DOBA_83
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Third highest fall in BC doesn't dissapoint. This is a huge waterfall with a beautiful creek and cool mist to play in. Lots of areas to explore and hiking trails in abundance. Only a 15 minute drive off the highway,this is a must see.

Thank Wendel T
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We stayed at the nearby walk in campground for a couple days, and made this our home base. We preferred the views of the falls up the trails to the north (and they're MUCH less busy, since it takes more than opening a car door...More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is a nice but not wonderful. It's not overly impressive but it's doesn't suck either. I would definitely visit it if I was in Banff. You might want to see it but there are other ones and Johnston Canyon is just as cool. I...More

Thank Mike H
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Ula T
11 December 2017|
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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the train tunnels, there is a view spot along the road, but at a distance. Not much to see if a train is not coming through. I noticed on maps and from pictures posted that there are trails to get... More
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Tyler T
16 May 2017|
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Response from 2NCretiredtravelers |
As of today, June 1o, the Visitor center says the road is closed until July
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