Yoho National Park

Hours, Fees and Passes 

Yoho Visitor Centre

Hours | Park Passes | Fees


Yoho National Park is open year-round. The peak season is during July and August. Some Parks Canada services are only available from mid-May to early-October.

Visitor Centre

The Yoho National Park Visitor Centre is located on the Trans-Canada Highway in the community of Field, British Columbia. The visitor centre shares a building with the Friends of Yoho and Travel Alberta.

October 9, 2012 to April 30, 2013: Closed*
May 1 to June 20, 2013: 9:00 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.
June 21 to September 2, 2013: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
September 3 to October 14, 2013: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 15, 2013 to Spring 2014: Closed

*National Park passes are available Thursday through Sunday at the Friends of Yoho Store, located in the Yoho Visitor Centre.

Campgrounds, day use areas, and roads

Yoho National Park’s campgrounds operate from mid-May until early October.

Yoho National Park is bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway. Emerald Lake Road, located 3 km west of Field, is open year round. The Yoho Valley Road, located 5 km east of Field, is open seasonally from late June until early October, weather permitting. All day use areas located along the Trans-Canada Highway are open seasonally from May until mid-October.

Seasonal closures and restrictions

This is a list of planned closures and restrictions in Yoho National Park. However, closures and restrictions may happen at any time, in any location, and without prior notice. See the Important Bulletins page for a current listing.

Where  Activity  When  Why  Closure  Restriction 
Picnic and day use areas  All Use Mid-October through mid-May  Closed for the season
Campgrounds All Use Mid-October through mid-May Closed for the season 
Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint Viewing Mid-October through mid-May Snowbound
Yoho Valley Road Driving Early October until late June Avalanche risk
Burgess Shale fossil beds All Use Year-round To protect fragile, unique and important sites  
Chancellor Peak Campground  All Use  Year-round High water and flooding


Park Passes

Day Pass

  • Provides entry to Kootenay, Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Waterton Lakes and Elk Island national parks 
  • Valid until 4:00 p.m. on the day after purchase 
  • Available for purchase in the park 

Discovery Pass 

More information about Park Passes (FAQ)  


Fee Schedule - Yoho National Park