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Yoho National Park

Interpretation - July 1 to August 31, 2016

Lake Louise Yoho Kootenay Interpreters
Park interpreters are excitedly waiting to welcome you! You don't need to be staying in the campground to join in the fun. © Parks Canada

Evening Programs | Activity Stations | Guided Walks | Xplorers Program | Club Parka

Printable calendar  (PDF, 853 KB)


Evening Programs

Going to Bat for Bats

Kicking Horse Campground Group Fire Circle
Thursdays, July and August from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Share batty stories around a campfire. Help build a bat house in July; listen to bats in August.

Alpine on the Edge

Kicking Horse Campground Theatre
Wednesdays, July and August from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Join Yoho’s newest 007 agent on a mission into the alpine.

Burgess Shale Rock Stars

Kicking Horse Campground Theatre
Fridays and Sundays, July and August from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Come watch the Burgess Shale fossils rock the Kicking Horse Theatre.

Geocaching: A History Mystery

Kicking Horse Campground Theatre
Saturdays, July and August from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Come on a high-tech treasure hunt into Yoho’s past.


Activity Stations

Activities with Interpreters

Emerald Lake Picnic Area
Tuesdays, July and August from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Watch for interpreters at park hot spots for activities, animal pelts and more!

Learn-to Camp

Emerald Lake
Sundays, July and August from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Learn how you can spend safe and enjoyable nights camping in the mountains with your family! Develop the skills you need to appreciate the joys of this truly Canadian experience.

Canada Day

Yoho Visitor Centre
Friday, July 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Join us at the Canada Day celebration in front of the Yoho Visitor Centre.

Parks Day

Emerald Lake
Saturday, July 16 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Emerald Lake Guided Walk; see description for details.


Guided Walks

Emerald Lake Guided Walk

Meet at the Emerald Lake Bridge
Saturdays, July and August from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Free

Join us for an easy 2.5-hour walk along the shoreline trail. Explore the forces of nature that have created this jewel in the Canadian Rockies.


Xplorers Program for Kids aged 6-11

Two girls in a tent at Takakkaw Falls walk-in campground
Camping at Takakkaw Falls walk-in campground © Parks Canada

Are you aged 6-11? Do you like to hike or bike, complete a quiz or crossword puzzle, or use your GPS to find a mystery location? Then the Xplorers program is just the right adventure for you!

Xplorer kids and their families discover cool facts about Yoho National Park by completing activities from the Xplorers Booklet while visiting Yoho.

There are 14 pages with activities in the Xplorers booklet and you need to complete at least 6 of them to receive a souvenir.

Where do I get information and pick up the Xplorers Booklet?

Visit one of the following locations or speak to a park interpreter to pick up an Xplorers booklet and learn about other activities and programs for kids in Yoho National Park. 

  • Yoho Visitor Centre, Field, B.C. 
  • Lake Louise Visitor Centre, 201 Village Road
  • Parks Canada Campground Kiosks

What happens after I’ve completed 6 pages in my Xplorers Booklet?

Kids and their families should head to one of the following locations to receive an Xplorers certificate and souvenir. You can choose to participate in an informal Xplorers ceremony acknowledging your achievements. 

  • Yoho Visitor Centre, Field, BC 
  • Lake Louise Visitor Centre, 201 Village Road 
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Programs (summer only)

Can I participate in the Xplorers Club Program if I’m not visiting Yoho National Park?

There are also Xplorers booklets for: Kootenay National Park, Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway, and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Do them all!


Club Parka Program for Preschool Kids

Hey parents!

Parka Parka © Parks Canada

This busy little beaver is ready to welcome you and your family to Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and marine conservation areas. There is so much for preschoolers to see and do.

Parka encourages kids to explore the world around them, whether on a hike along wilderness trails or a step back in history at a site or fort. Spending time in nature has many benefits for young children – including increased fitness levels, powers of concentration, creativity, sociability and empathy – and visits to historic sites cultivate an appreciation for our country’s past and of those who have come before us.

Parka is eagerly waiting to introduce your child to the wonders of Parks Canada places. Ask a park interpreter or at any Visitor Centre for a copy of the new Club Parka activity booklet!