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The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early summer, when melting snow and ice provide ample runoff.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The road up to the falls can be exciting with switchback curves which add to the memory of the trip. We found the parking to be pretty full but did find spots for a RV so best to hit this spot in the morning. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank froglag
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The falls are 9 miles from Highway 1. There a few interesting pull offs overlooking the rivers on the drive. There are a couple of scary spots on the road (steep canyon, no guard rails) and one hairpin turn that is OMG. No RVs allowed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Begonia3
Reviewed 27 October 2018

These falls are breathtaking. They come straight off a glacier and are absolutely majestic. The falls flow into the Kicking Horse River, which is a sight to behold by itself. It is a very fast flowing river of different colors caused by the silt that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jenn54
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

The waterfall was very nice but no overly I.pressive at this time of year and as always you have to do battle with crowds of people. We wondered whether it was worth the drive in the end. The hike in and the waterfall itself at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SamBrown654
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The road getting to the falls was fun to drive. It is not recommended for RV's or those pulling campers. The falls is just a short walk from the parking area. They had some of the Canadian "RED CHAIRS" for a photo op with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tyme4relaxing
Reviewed 7 October 2018

You can take photos of this magnificent waterfall from various spots - from the road, from the red chairs and especially from the path close up where you can even feel the spray. It's quite a magnificent sight. It is a flat walk to get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank izyphotos
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Takakkaw Falls is an absolute "Must See" if you are anywhere near this site, and caps of a wonderful visit to YoHo National Park

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank R281GIdonw
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Short walk from car park to falls, nice photo shots for the taking. Although annoying that some people insist to climb all over everything and go to the extreme to take a photo.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chazza05
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Takkakaw Falls during our day adventure to Yoho National Park. The parking lot was crowded but a short wait & some patience we were able to find a nice spot. People are coming & going so although parking is hectic, you’ll find a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bnecke
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Go early in the morning before there are too many tourists. This is a MUST SEE on any trip out west. The drive in through YOHO N.P. is spectacular as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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smac88
10 July 2018|
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Thx to all. We went last week and after we parked, it took us 10 - 15 minutes to walk leisurely to the Falls, and then 10 minutes to walk back, including the time for photo taking.
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UlaT89
11 December 2017|
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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the train tunnels, there is a view spot along the road, but at a distance. Not much to see if a train is not coming through. I noticed on maps and from pictures posted that there are trails to get... More
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Tyler T
16 May 2017|
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Response from 2GAretiredtravelers |
As of today, June 1o, the Visitor center says the road is closed until July
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