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Address: 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...

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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A beautiful spectacle...

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... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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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 literally hike to the bottom of the falls, although the vast volume of water spilling... More 

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Reviewed 31 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 get. and the water is COLD - falls is high and magnificent, you can feel... More 

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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.

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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 stop off on a damp day!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 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 some of the best you will ever see.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 26 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 is steep with hairpin turns in places. Leave your RV and trailer below and take... More 

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Leduc, Canada
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Reviewed 25 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 twin falls and spend a few nights in the backcountry.

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 25 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 this one when in the Banff area. It's easy to combine with a visit to... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Like Waterfalls? This one is a must! The thundering noise of the water and the powerful wind that the water coming over the top is just incredible! I have never been to a waterfall like this! You can keep climbing up it as well, prepare to get wet if you do! It does feel cooler as you get to the... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Glad that we stopped here. Walked along the river and got some amazing views and photos. Overcast, but still gorgeous. Def recommend stopping here.

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