Takakkaw Falls

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 302 metres (991 ft) from its base, making it the 45th tallest waterfall in western British Columbia.[1] However its true "free-fall" is only 260 metres (850 ft).[2]

[3]

"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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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