Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park

#2 of 138 in Parks in Kootenay Rockies
Waterfall · Nature / Park
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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  • First of all, the drive to Takakkaw Falls alone is worth it, with the scenery. There is a pair of really tight hairpin turns but if you drive slow enough, it’s manageable. We had a tiny little Honda.....  more »
  • This is a famous waterfall in Yoho National Park so parking was hard to find. I circled round the first parking lot three times and the second parking lot twice, before finding a spot in this second.....  more »
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