Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park

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Waterfall National Park
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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  • A great place to visit when Lake Louise is busy. Hairpin turns make it difficult for large rv' s and truck/trailer units. They will not be able to negotiate these turns. An easy walk to the base of th...  more »
  • A wonder that surpasses mere tourism. This is an accessible side trip to witness close up the power of a world class waterfall and wilderness that surrounds it.  more »
  • There are a number of locations from which to view Takakkaw Falls. Each offers a different perspective, and each is better than the next. From the Iceline Trail is as good as it gets. So does the huff...  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!
  • 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.
  • We stayed at the Takakkaw camp ground and visited the falls the next day. Stunning! And there's opportunity for days of backcountry hiking around here.
  • Possibly one of the most under-appreciate sites in Canada, Takakkaw falls is a stunning waterfall cutting through the heart of the Burgess shale. If you can set aside a full day, plan for the hike up the mountain to view some of the oldest available fossilized creatures on the planet.