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 season to see these falls is so short that if the road is open, you must go. Late June to late September is the small window of time available, so take advantage of it. The drive is easy if you're...  more »
  • Nice drive up hair pin turns, and arriving marvel at the falls, walk right up to the foot of the falls, feel the cool mist and water, again mother nature at its best  more »
  • During our trip to Banff national park in 2015 summer our hotel receptionist recommended this falls and we had no idea how it was gonna be. I am super glad she told us about it or we would have missed...  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.