Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park
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See one of Canada's highest cataracts at Takakkaw Falls. The Daly Glacier feeds these falls, which careen 254 m (833 ft) down a cliff face and create a stream of mist against the backdrop of craggy rock. The name derives from the Cree language, meaning roughly "it is magnificent." Located in a national park, the area surrounding the waterfalls offers ample hiking and climbing routes through the dramatic landscape of forests, peaks, and glaciers. Use our Yoho National Park trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Takakkaw Falls and other attractions in Yoho National Park.
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  • 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 narr...  more »
  • High falls and with good volume of water when I went in August. Opportunity to view under various angles and possibility of reaching near the waterfall. The road is a bit twisty and can be more complicated for large vehicles or trailers. It's not too far from the Emerald Lake, so be sure to go, if you're there, and vice versa. A must in my opinion. It was a great tip that I received in Banff's tourist information center. Accessibility is good and there are restroom available.
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  • 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. ...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning. Not to be missed. The road to the falls is amazing. Curvy and cliff side and switchbacks up the cliff like ive never seen. Great for motorcycling or just people who love driving. Its great when you turn the final corner and see the falls.. its breathtaking.
  • Beautiful waterfall! Since it is primarily glacial melt water, the water is filled with glacial silt which colors the water a milky green. The fascinating part comes further downstream when that water hits the normally colored river water and the two waters flow side-by-side until eventually mixing. Amazing!
  • A spectacular place to start your trail from. You can climb to get closer to the falls to feel its power and some splatter on your face. A must see for sure.
  • Cool climbing route to the top of the falls includes a long horizontal tunnel behind the rock face. This pitch is not for those who get queasy in tight spaces!
  • If you are near here, definitely stop. This short little 10 minute walk to the base of this waterfall is unreal. The power of this fall, and the mid-way shoot-back-up is mesmerizing. Bring a coat. There is a lot of mist coming off the falls so even a ways away you will feel the chill.