Wapta Falls, Yoho National Park

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Wapta Falls is a waterfall of the Kicking Horse River located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest waterfall of the Kicking Horse River, at about 18 metres (59 ft) high and 107 metres (351 ft) wide. Its average flow can reach 96 cubic metres per second (3,400 cu ft/s). The name stems from a Nakoda word meaning "river".
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  • Something to do if you are in the park I guess. The trail is bug heavy so bring lots of spray. The flies are annoying and the falls are okay as the color of the water and the angle are not really...  more »
  • 100% recommending you to visit Wapta Falls! The trail is 2.4KM one way, was not long but it was a challenging trail, i had a bit of knee problem when i was visiting, it requires a bit climbing up and....  more »
  • Beautiful falls, with the hike. The turnoff sign to the falls is not very clear, you may miss it. There is a very nice 2.4km hiking trail to the spectacular falls. I was constantly worried that we would come across a bear, but we didn't, there were many hikers on the trail. In future, I will carry bear spray... although I don't think I would be brave enough to face a bear and spray it:(
  • Absolutely amazing. It's definitely worth the walk all the way down the trail to the bottom of the falls. You can get surprisingly close to the falls and the views are breathtaking.

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