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Yoho National Park

Learning Experiences

Burgess Shale hikers
Hikers celebrate on a trip to the Burgess Shale.

Evening Programs | Hands-on Activities | Guided Walks and Hikes | Learn to Camp


Evening Programs at Kicking Horse Campground

*Everyone welcome! You don’t have to be staying in the campground to attend.

Geocaching: A History Mystery
Sundays and Fridays, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Learn how to use a GPS, and come on a high-tech treasure hunt into Yoho’s past.

The Bear Necessities
Mondays, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Discover what bears need and how to be a good guest in their backyard.

A Year in the Life of a Grizzly
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Grizzly’s lives consist of a mind-blowing cycle of eating, hibernating, and medical miracles.

Mythbusters: Fire on Trial
Thursdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Three startling myths about forests and fire. Will they be busted or confirmed?


Hands-on Activities

Roving Interpreters
Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls or the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre (map)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Watch for interpreters at park hot-spots! We are ready to answer your questions and help you discover the area.

Wild Art
Emerald Lake Picnic Area (map)
Fridays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Be inspired by the beauty of nature and release your inner artist. Materials provided.

Trains & Tunnels
Spiral Tunnels Day Use Area (map)
Sundays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
All aboard! A train extravaganza of interactive railway fun at Yoho’s Spiral Tunnel lookout on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Xplorers Program (for kids!)
Parks Canada’s Xplorers program provides fun activities for families to learn about national parks and national historic sites. By completing a collector’s booklet, children will receive an achievement certificate and souvenir. Visit the Yoho Visitor Centre in Field, B.C. or speak to a park interpreter.


Guided Walks and Hikes

Emerald Lake Guided Walk
Bridge at Emerald Lake (map)
Thursdays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Explore the forces of nature that have created this jewel in the Canadian Rockies on an easy 2-hour walk (one-way) along the shoreline trail.
Reservations recommended as spaces are limited. For information and tickets, visit the Yoho Visitor Centre, or bring exact change to the trailhead. Adults: $14.70, Children: $7.35, Seniors: $12.50 (prices include GST)

Burgess Shale Hikes
Join Parks Canada Heritage Interpreters on a full-day guided hike and touch 505 million-year old fossils. Reservations required.
Mt Stephen Fossil Beds: a challenging 8 km (7 hour return) hike
Walcott Quarry: a challenging 21 km (10 hour return) hike.
For more information and tickets, visit online or call 1-877-737-3783


Special Events

Canada Day
Field, B.C. July 1st, all day
Discover Canada’s second oldest national park on foot, by boat or on your bike this Canada Day. Admission to national historic sites and national parks is free on Canada Day (July 1). Watch for fun, hands-on activities with a Parks Canada Interpreter at the Canada Day festivities in Yoho.

Parks Day
July 19th, all day
Grab your hiking boots and explore Yoho’s towering mountain peaks and spectacular waterfalls on foot this Parks Day. Pick up your copy of the Bioblitz Challenge at the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre in Field.


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