This year is your time to connect! Grab a friend, go for a walk then relax and snap a selfie on one of Yoho National Park’s Red Chairs. Parks Canada has placed two sets of red Adirondack chairs at scenic locations in Yoho National Park. While some chairs are easy to find, others require more of an adventure. Each location offers views of exquisite views of nearby mountains, rivers or lakes.

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Where to go

Two men enjoy the Red Chairs at Takakkaw Falls Soaking in the view at Takakkaw Falls.

Located near Takakkaw Falls and Yoho Lake, Yoho National Park’s Red Chairs are a great place to enjoy the view. Relax and listen to the sound of water as it thunders over one of Canada’s tallest waterfalls at Takakkaw Falls. Hike a moderate 4 km trail then enjoy the mountain view from alongside the turquoise blue Yoho Lake. 

Takakkaw Falls 

  • Trailhead: Takakkaw Falls parking lot 
  • Location: a few metres east of the pedestrian bridge to the falls 
  • N51º29.751 W116º28.807 

Yoho Lake

  • Trailhead: Takakkaw Falls parking lot or HI-Yoho National Park Whiskey Jack Hostel 
  • Location: 4 km, 295 metres elevation gain 
  • Coordinates to come

When to go

The Yoho Valley Road is open from late June until mid-October. Until late June, many backcountry locations, such as Yoho Lake, are still snow-bound and may be subject to avalanche hazard. July through mid-October is the best time of year to get out and #sharethechair!

General information

Where did the Red Chair idea come from?

A few years ago, our friends at Gros Morne National Park installed 18 sets of chairs around their park. Visitors have been seeking them out and sharing their chair adventures ever since. The program is now growing to include a number of other national parks and national historic sites across Canada including YohoBanffJasper and Kootenay national parks.

Share the chair! 

Connect with friends, family and nature in Yoho National Park. Get out and discover your red chair experience. Don’t forget to snap a photo and #sharethechair on Facebook or Twitter.