Wapta Falls, Yoho National Park

#2 of 29 in Trails in Kootenay Rockies
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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 18 metres (59 ft) high and 107 metres (351 ft) wide. Its average flow can reach 96 cubic metres per second (3,400 cu ft/s). The name stems from a Nakoda word meaning "river".
Plan to visit Wapta Falls during your Yoho National Park vacation using our convenient Yoho National Park road trip website.
Create an itinerary including Wapta Falls
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Wapta Falls reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
182 reviews
  • Wapta Falls in the winter is simply stunning and the hike in is worth the payoff at the end. It is 4.4 kilometre each way out and back route. While we snowshoed in, many people were walking in...  more »
  • Since this is the first waterfall in Yoho National Park, it's a must see. Although it's written as an easy hike, it could be quite hard for some, like me, who don't hike at all, especially at the...  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.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance