Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park

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#2 of 100 in Parks in Kootenay Rockies
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. Plan your visit to Takakkaw Falls and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yoho National Park route planner .
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  • A beautiful scenic area to visit in the summer. BE WELL AWARE that the drive up is not for the faint hearted since it is narrow climbing road with switch backs for part of the drive. Once you get past...  more »
  • The camel is the tremendous waterfall car. I went up to the waterfall near the water soaked clothes and bounced. Sound is completely shattered. Photo attached.
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  • If you look at something like that is done by the waterfall pictures surrounding scenery was very good. Walk through lush to look good. Walking the course is really good. It's funny without being bored walking course tteka ㅋ ㅋ
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  • Situated at the base of Yoho Glacier in Yoho National Park. Breathtaking! You can even camp by the base of the falls. It is the starting point for a 10 day hike around the base of the Glacier if you care to do it all. Tons of wildlife. Pristine. Accessible by car & truck only due to the narrow switchback access road.
  • Spectacular to see, Glacial cold waterfall, can walk right up to the base and even climb if you're so inclined.
  • When it first comes into view you almost don't believe it to see it. The fact you can walk right up to the base is an experience one should ensure they do not miss out on. Do not take a large trailer or motor home that way as there are a few very severe switchbacks. A must see!
  • If you want to camp and have a wonderful time go here. There are a ton of hiking trails chalk full of the most amazing falls. The scenery is so gorgeous. It is so worth ever moment spent here.
  • Jaw dropping scenery. The hike to the falls is easy, but the drive to get there is not. Severe switchbacks require some skill, but it is well worth it.

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Where to stay in Yoho National Park

Despite its isolated location, Yoho National Park offers a handful of luxury accommodations, most along Scenic Route 1. Some of the park's more remote lodges are accessible only by private transport. These isolated retreats--many of which deliberately avoid TV reception or Wi-Fi--typically cost a pretty penny. If you're looking for something a bit more affordable, consider staying in nearby Lake Louise or Banff and head to the park on a day trip.
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