365 Canadian Sights | Day 318: Takakkaw Falls

Awesome Falls
| Image from Flickr/Lauri Sten via CC BY NC 2.0 |

With a 373 m total drop, there’s a reason this is a spectacular sight; it’s simple physics.

Takakkaw is the second highest waterfall in Canada, and with a final drop of 254 m, easily one of the most amazing as water crashes down into a massive spray.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s coming off a rugged Rocky Mountain, with all the forest you could want in the area.

A footbridge nearby helps visitors get close for a great shot, too, which is great. It does mean a lot of photos look similar, but they all look great since it’s such a picturesque spot.

About two-and-a-half hours from Calgary, this is more than a day trip. Camping in the Rockies is a popular option, and there’s a hostel not too far for those on a budget. More expensive options are, ironically (metaphorically), a dime a dozen.

Oh, and it’s in Yoho National Park, so there’s a fee there, as well.

Ranked one of the top things to do in Yoho by TripAdvisor (and others), this is one of many premier sights in the Rockies. It even is one of the official points of interest on the official park page. For a little more about the falls themselves, check out this link.

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