Wapta Falls, Yoho National Park

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Wapta Falls is a waterfall of the Kicking Horse River located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest waterfall of the Kicking Horse River, at about 30 metres (98 ft) high and 150 metres (490 ft) wide. Its average flow can reach 254 cubic metres per second (9,000 cu ft/s). The name stems from a Nakoda word meaning "river".
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  • We enjoyed the short hike to Wapta Falls. The waterfall is wide, but very pretty. The color of the water is amazing. You can view the falls from the side and continue down the path and see them...  more »
  • We were going to see Takakkaw falls but unfortunately that was closed so we walked to these falls instead. We were the only people on the trail and at the waterfall. We had stunning views and saw...  more »
  • Beautiful falls, with the hike. The turnoff sign to the falls is not very clear, you may miss it. There is a very nice 2.4km hiking trail to the spectacular falls. I was constantly worried that we would come across a bear, but we didn't, there were many hikers on the trail. In future, I will carry bear spray... although I don't think I would be brave enough to face a bear and spray it:(
  • Absolutely amazing. It's definitely worth the walk all the way down the trail to the bottom of the falls. You can get surprisingly close to the falls and the views are breathtaking.
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