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Takakkaw Falls

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Address: Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-343-6783

The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one...

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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Hands down one the most beautiful things I have experienced. Driving through Yoho NP was scenic and was topped off with a visit to the falls. It was awesome that you can walk up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down one the most beautiful things I have experienced. Driving through Yoho NP was scenic and was topped off with a visit to the falls. It was awesome that you can walk up the rocks beside the fall. The pictures don't do it justice. You have to be there to hear the power of the falls.

Thank dsutha
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Banff ( chairlift ride at Norway cool, Marilyn Monroe rode it, 1st chairlift in Canada in '48) and then the busyness of Lake Louise and Morraine lake we stopped in the town of Field BC and took the 10 mile or so road to Takakkaw falls which was well worth it. Just beautiful mountain scenery and a roaring... More 

Thank seescokid
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your driving through Field BC it's worth the 20 km up to the falls. It's a sight to see. A short walk to the falls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Either way it is amazing. Pictures do not do this justice, you must see it in person. There is a small hike in from the parking lot, but it's very easy, no elevation changes. I love that you can explore without certain areas being closed off, also. My husband did a little climbing up the side of the waterfall. The... More 

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Machida, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Takakkaw Falls are nice and very accessible. The drive up passes by about 3 tight switchbacks but unless you have a bus or a long RV it should be no problem. After that you are nearby. We had no trouble parking we were there in the afternoon on a weekday in Mid-September. -To get close to the falls it... More 

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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

the falls are ok, it's water, a great walk, paved paths for the most part, a great hike to the falls themselves even though a few people have been injured trying to get the best selfie. however, please be aware that the road to the parking lot is open for a few months only, so check before you plan on... More 

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North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We actually enjoyed the 14 km drive along windy Yoho Valley Road to view these falls. Once in the car park it is an easy 10 minute walk across the bridge and up to the base, up into the spray if you like. Visited late on a sunny afternoon and were lucky enough to see rainbows in the spray of... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I didn't enjoy this waterfall when it was raining. I did not enjoy it at all. Fortunately, I went again the next morning, when it had stopped raining and my clothes weren't soaking wet. This made it more enjoyable. It was also less crowded on Sunday morning as opposed to Saturday late afternoon. I had originally planned to hike to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Brewster's gave us fifteen minutes here which was ridiculous as it takes ten minutes to walk from the carpark to get there,subsequently we didn't get to cross the bridge with either.The falls are narrow in width but fall from a great height.The paths are flatish but the rocks leading to the base take some navigating.

Thank Iona B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

As many others mentioned, the road in is quite dramatic,so be slow in taking the way in. The parking lot is large, there are washrooms and good signs. We enjoyed the well kept path towards the Falls. It was well worth it, they are really impressive and we got a good number of beautiful fall photos taken.

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