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Yoho National Park

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Winter and Spring

Glide among the snow-laden boughs and breathe cool, crisp winter air. Snowshoe on a frozen lake under watchful peaks and end the day sipping hot chocolate after an exceptional meal. Only thirty minutes from Lake Louise, Yoho National Park is magical in the winter.

Avalanche Safety: From November through June, please avoid the avalanche slide path clearly marked on the left bank of Emerald Lake. Do not walk, ski or snowshoe on or below this slide path. 


Summer and Autumn

Awake to the sound of waterfalls and the smell of alpine air. Yoho is home to some of the finest hiking and backpacking in the Rockies. Bring your road bike for the side roads or see the world’s most significant fossils on a guided hike to the famous Burgess Shale.












Looking for more?

Consult the Field, British Columbia Travel Guide for information about dining, accommodation and equipment rentals. Private licensed guides are available through the Interpretive Guides Association or the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.


Prohibited Activities

The following activities are prohibited in Yoho National Park:

  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Motorized off-road travelling
  • Hang-gliding or any heavier-than-air aircraft
  • Use of water-skiing equipment or personal watercraft (e.g. Sea-Doo, Jet Ski, etc.)
  • Collecting natural or cultural objects (eg. wildflowers, rocks, mushrooms, berries, arrowheads)