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Yoho National Park is an awe-inspiring British Columbia park full of snow-capped mountain peaks, shear rock walls, ancient forests, and roaring rivers, but nothing captures its majesty more than Takakkaw Falls. The Cree aptly named it, since Takakkaw means “magnificent” in Cree. The falls are fed by the melting Daly Glacier, a part of the Waputik Icefield. Takakkaw is 991 feet high with a free fall of 850 feet, making it the third highest in Canada. The fall is reached by following the Yoho Valley Road to its end, about 13 kilometers from the Trans-Canada Highway. There is a campground where the Yoho Valley Road ends, offering spectacular vistas of the fall. The campground is the trailhead for the trails leading to the Yoho Valley and Laughing Falls, Iceline, Twin Falls, and Whaleback trails. It offers a unique wilderness experience, and the area is fairly accessible.
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