Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park

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#2 of 135 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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  • This is a nice but not wonderful. It's not overly impressive but it's doesn't suck either. I would definitely visit it if I was in Banff. You might want to see it but there are other ones and Johnston...  more »
  • Beautiful trek to do in a really amazing environment. Make sure to arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowd: 8am/9am max is a good time.  more »
  • A nice ride on a partly steep and winding road (be tricky with large campers) to it. A fairly large parking lot, the pressure can be. A nice hike to a beautiful and high waterfall. Very nice to fotogarferen
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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.
  • The walk from where our minibus was parked to the foot of the Falls was beautiful and the sound of the water as we got closer tantalising. The Falls are spectacular and the setting beautiful although the drive up was tricky.
  • Spectacular to see, Glacial cold waterfall, can walk right up to the base and even climb if you're so inclined.
  • Awesome crystal blue waters and a very cool climb midway up the falls.
  • 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!
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