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Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park
Categories: Waterfalls, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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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Still lots of water shooting from this waterfall in late September. It's a very impressive waterfall that does look very tall because it is, about 830 feet. Take the side road off the main highway (Hw... read more »
The area is crowded, but it's an easy walk to the base of the falls. You get an opportunity to get some up-close photos with minimal exertion. The falls are probably the largest you'll see in the area... read more »
The road to the parking area for these falls was distinctly dodgy - about half way there's a double hairpin which made me glad no-one was behind me or coming the other way. Trail to the falls is well ... read more »
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.
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.
Absolutely spectacular falls. Incredibly busy with tourists, but they all fall off as you get closer to the base and into the spray. I had a marvelous time, it's the closest thing I've felt to being in a blizzard (that wasn't actually a blozzard).
A great view in Yoho. You can feel the nature's power in here. The second taller falls in NA.
Beautiful, absolutely breath taking, well worth the go see. I can still feel the cool most of the falls on my face. Loved it.
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