Wapta Falls, Yoho National Park

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Wapta Falls is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest waterfall of the Kicking Horse River, at about 30m high and 150m wide. Its average flow can reach 254m3/s. The name stems from a Nakoda Indian word meaning "river".Use in a filmLe Ruffian, (1983) - Actors; Lino Ventura, Bernard Giraudeau, Claudia Cardinale, Beatrix Van Til, Pierre Frag
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  • Be careful with where your GPS tells you the trailhead is... it is located INSIDE Yoho national park and not outside the boundary...one of our phones took us to the "Wapta Recreation Area" which offer...  more »
  • This thunderous fall definitely worth the long and not all pleasant walk. Even old couples can make it.  more »
  • We did 9kms walk in total to get to this fall. The walk is pretty enjoyable but little muddy, definitely need to put your waterproof boots on people!  more »
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  • Do not follow google map, the location is wrong. You can use apple map which will direct you to the right location.
  • I have been camping at that rec site since 3 days and helped reorient 10+ tourists who couldnt find the trailhead...very confusing on google map. If you want to go to the falls do not use the beaverfoot trail, take the next right on the highway.
  • Nice hike and definitely worth your while!
  • A nice relatively short and level hike, until you get to the Falls, where you can walk down to the bottom and enjoy the view from below. Well worth the trip especially during times of high water.
  • Great view, great spray. Nice shorter hike.