Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park

#2 of 142 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 Field route planner.
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  • It is worth the drive to see the beauty of Takakkaw Falls. There are great hiking trails that start at the falls. Travel a couple hours and you'll reach the Twin Falls Chalet where you can view...  more »
  • After a short trek from the car park ,you reach the base of the falls. There is a path part way up the falls and gives spectacular views over the surrounding area. An amazing waterfall in 4 stages...  more »
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