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Yoho National Park: Yoho Valley, Twin Falls and Whaleback Circuit


In a region of beautiful and dramatic scenery, Yoho Valley holds its own. The Yoho Valley Road is only a few kilometers east of the small town of Field, British Columbia, just off the very accessible TransCanada Highway.  Don’t expect to be here alone — this a popular area, especially on nice summer days.  Many who drive into the valley just stop to see Takakkaw waterfall, then continue on with their car trip.  At 384 m high (with 254 m “free fall”), Takakkaw — pronounced Tah-kuh-kah, Cree for “it is wonderful” — is the tallest of a number of memorable waterfalls you’ll find when exploring Yoho Valley.  It is one of Canada’s highest waterfalls.

I generally like to hike alone or with a small group …

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