Takakkaw Falls

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A rainbow over Takakkaw Falls.

Takakkaw Falls /ˈtækəkɔː/ is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park, near Field, British Columbia, in Canada. Its highest point is 384 metres (1,260 ft) from its base, making it the second-highest officially measured waterfall in western Canada after Della Falls on Vancouver Island and third-highest in the entire country.[1] However its true "free-fall" is only 254 metres (833 ft).

"Takakkaw", loosely translated from Cree, means something like "it is magnificent". The falls are fed by the Daly Glacier, which is part of the Waputik Icefield. The glacier keeps the volume of the falls up during the warm summer months, and they are a tourist attraction, particularly in late spring after the heavy snow melts, when the falls are at peak condition. The Takakkaw Falls were featured in the 1995 film Last of the Dogmen.


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Coordinates: 51°29′59″N 116°28′22″W / 51.49972°N 116.47278°W / 51.49972; -116.47278 (Takakkaw Falls)