Things to do
On the western slopes of the Great Divide, Yoho National Park brings Canada’s alpine majesty within reach of casual visitors and seasoned backpackers alike. Unplug and spend time with family at one of four campgrounds, challenge yourself with an all day hike to a half-billion-year-old fossil bed, or immerse yourself in Canadian history by travelling through the mountain pass that linked the West to the rest of Canada.
Relax with the family in your tent or RV at one of Yoho’s four campgrounds. Admire a rushing waterfall from the walk-in Takakkaw Falls campground, or roast marshmallows around the campfire after a hot shower at Kicking Horse campground.
Motorists passing through Yoho on the Trans-Canada Highway are treated to awesome mountain views, but you’ll want to stay awhile to explore Yoho's short side-trips offering ample opportunities for picnicking and sightseeing.
With more than 400 kilometres of trails, Yoho is a backpacker’s paradise. Set out from Takakkaw Falls or Emerald Lake for Yoho's most scenic and popular destinations, or head west for unmaintained trails in the Amiskwi Valley or Ice River.