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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  • the falls are ok, it's water, a great walk, paved paths for the most part, a great hike to the falls themselves even though a few people have been injured trying to get the best selfie. however, pleas...  more »
  • We actually enjoyed the 14 km drive along windy Yoho Valley Road to view these falls. Once in the car park it is an easy 10 minute walk across the bridge and up to the base, up into the spray if you l...  more »
  • I didn't enjoy this waterfall when it was raining. I did not enjoy it at all. Fortunately, I went again the next morning, when it had stopped raining and my clothes weren't soaking wet. This made it m...  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.