Takakkaw Falls is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park, near the town of Field ,British Columbia, Canada.
With a height of 381.1 m it is, according to official measurements, the second highest waterfall in western Canada, after the Della Falls with 440 m. However, the free fall is only 254 m high.
It holds the title of one of the main attractions of Yoho National Park. The waterfall is fed by melted ice and snow from the Daly Glacier, which originates in the Rocky Mountains. It is the spring period that most visitors consider the ideal time to get to know Takakko.
Access : Coordinates:51.499722, -116.472778 / To get to the waterfall from the East, follow the Trans-Canada Highway about 23 km west of Lake Louise to Yoho Valley Road. When accessed from the West, it is 3.7 km east of Field on the same Trans-Canada Highway, turning left onto Yoho Valley Road. Continue along this road for 13 km to a parking lot.
- The word “takakko” itself is borrowed from the Indians and in the Cree languages it means a manifestation of delight, admiration, for example, it can be translated: “This is wonderful!”
- Its highest point is 384 m from the base, making it the second officially measured waterfall in western Canada after Della Falls on Vancouver Island.
- The Yoho National Park is a 1310 km² Canadian national park in the province of British Columbia on the main ridge of the Rocky Mountains. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.
Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking / enjoy stunning views.
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