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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 better views, but I don't know much about them. Trying a Google search for that might help.
As for the falls, the previous reviewers did a nice job explaining it. in addition to their comments, I will add that July is wall-to-wall tourists in Banff & Jasper parks. I asked the park guides when the best time to visit is, and they said September because the tourists are gone and they said the roads don't get snow yet. I agree that you should not attempt to drive motor homes or large vehicles on the access road. The switchbacks are extremely tight and steep.