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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 380 metres (1,250 ft) from its base, making it the 2nd tallest waterfall in Canada.[1] However its true "free-fall" is only 254 metres (833 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies: Field, British Columbia". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ "World Waterfall Database". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ Bell, Barbara. "Vernon". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19 January 2013.

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