Only accessible on foot, Yoho National Park’s Twin Falls are an unmissable sight for anyone with a sense of adventure. Fed by water from Glacier des Poilus, the two waterfalls crash next to each other from a height of 80 metres, plunging into the Yoho River.
How to Reach Twin Falls
To access Twin Falls you’ll need to be prepared. Make sure you have plenty of food, water, extra layers and rain gear with you. From the Takakkaw Falls car park a trail sign marks the start of the route, but you’ll still need a map as several trails start from here. The 5.3 mile route to Twin Falls passes three other waterfalls – Angel’s Staircase, Point Lace Falls and Laughing Falls.
A Choice of Trails
The trail leading to Twin Falls is usually open from late June until early October and can close in bad weather, so be sure to check before you set out. Truly intrepid explorers can access Twin Falls from other, more challenging hiking trails – contact Parks Canada for more details.
Hotels near the Twin Falls
Visiting Twin Falls involves a lengthy walk, so staying in a hotel nearby can make the trip easier. If you’re looking for accommodation near Twin Falls, the best place to start your search is the village of Field. This quaint mountain village is in the Yoho National Park, and has some cosy lodges and a small artisan community. For a wider choice of places to stay, including larger hotels and resorts, head to Lake Louise in the neighbouring Banff National Park.
Getting to Twin Falls from Banff National Park
If your accommodation is in Banff itself you’ll be about 1.5 hours’ drive from Field. From Field take the Yoho Valley Road and after eight miles look out for the Takakkaw Falls car park.
If you’re an adventurer at heart, a visit to the Twin Falls is an essential part of your Banff National Park trip. Use Expedia’s search filters to find your ideal accommodation near Twin Falls.