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1. Planning for Mid-September 2018. Does the falls flow all year or do they dry up in the late Summer/Fall like Yosemite?

2. Thinking about staying at Kicking Horse CG for a few days too visit Jasper and Banff. Is it central located for day trips or is it to distant?

3. Would I expect space (no reservations) in mid-September? Weather?


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As far as I know Takakkaw Falls flows in the fall. You should have no problem finding a campsite in Kicking Horse Campground in mid September. It would be central enough for day trips to Lake Louise and Banff but I would consider it too far away from Jasper for a day trip. The weather could vary widely but if a storm passes through dropping snow it likely would not stay on the ground for too long.

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The road up to Takakkaw Falls has a nasty switchback. We found coming back down with our 20 foot motorhome a little awkward. Leave your trailer down below, perhaps at the campground.


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Fed by meltwater flowing a short distance. It will flow but the volume is temperature sensitive. While you could make a day trip to Jasper it is too far considering all there is to see.

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Harvey51 wrote:

The road up to Takakkaw Falls has a nasty switchback. We found coming back down with our 20 foot motorhome a little awkward. Leave your trailer down below, perhaps at the campground.


As mentioned, we plan to camp at Kicking Horse and sight see in the TV

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I assume you're also planning on going to Emerald lake, if not I'd add it to your list as it's in the same area.


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trigley wrote:

Fed by meltwater flowing a short distance. It will flow but the volume is temperature sensitive. While you could make a day trip to Jasper it is too far considering all there is to see.


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Kicking Horse CG is great -- some sites are right on the river. Or there is a big sunny meadow area if you want sun for your solar.

The falls were terrific in September -- don't miss it.

Great hiking in that area -- there was one trail called Iceline, I think, that went right up to a glacier, with amazing views of the whole valley, and even some of the high altitude ice fields. Not a technically difficult hike -- good trail surface.

Kicking Horse is about a half hour from Lake Louise -- lots of great hikes there, too, especially in larch season.


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A few years ago, we ran into light snow in Lake Louise and heavy snow on the Icefields Parkway on Sept. 18 while on our way to Jasper. And I believe they had snow in large parts of Montana today. So, you may find some campgrounds and roads closed, at least temporarily.


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