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Takakkaw Falls
Location Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates 51°29′59″N 116°28′22″W / 51.49972°N 116.47278°W / 51.49972; -116.47278 (Takakkaw Falls)Coordinates: 51°29′59″N 116°28′22″W / 51.49972°N 116.47278°W / 51.49972; -116.47278 (Takakkaw Falls)
Type Tiered Horsetails
Total height 302 metres (991 ft)
Total width 46 metres (151 ft)
Height of longest drop 260 metres (850 ft)
Average width 23 metres (75 ft)
Number of drops 4
Average flow rate 11 m3/s (390 cu ft/s)
Watercourse Yoho River
Takakkaw Falls - Detail
Takakkaw Falls - Detail, in 2012

Takakkaw Falls ( also spelled Takkakaw) is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park, near Field, British Columbia in Canada. The falls have a total height of 373 metres (1,224 ft), making them the second tallest waterfall in Canada. The main drop of the waterfall has a height of 254 metres (833 ft).

"Takakkaw" translates to "wonderful" in Cree. The falls are fed by the meltwater of 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.

Height

Various sources place the total vertical height of Takakkaw Falls between 302 m (991 ft) and 373 m (1,224 ft). The waterfall was formerly thought to be the tallest in Canada, but a new survey in 1985 found that it is actually shorter than Della Falls on Vancouver Island. The results of that survey also concluded that the main drop of the falls is 254 metres (833 ft) high.

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