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Western anemone © Parks Canada

Rock slope stabilisation work on the Trans-Canada Highway

Rock slope stabilization work will take place along the Trans-Canada Highway in two locations starting Friday, August 14 and lasting through November. Initial work will take place 1.5 kms west of Wapta Falls near the western park boundary. Work will later move to a second location east of the Spiral Tunnels near Sherbrooke Creek.

For the duration, motorists should anticipate: 

  • frequent 20 minute delays for alternating traffic Monday to Saturday; 
  • one 90 minute closure from 9 am - 10:30 am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

For people with reservations for the Lake O'Hara bus

  • Motorists driving to the Lake O'Hara bus from the east (Alberta) will not be affected. 
  • Motorists driving to the Lake O'Hara bus from Field, B.C. may be affected. Contact the Yoho Visitor Centre for information. 
  • Motorists driving to the Lake O'Hara bus from Golden, B.C. and points west are strongly encouraged to plan ahead. Allow extra time for delays and closures to ensure you arrive in time for your scheduled bus departure.

Thank you for your patience. The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s top priority. Please respect traffic control personnel and reduced speed zones to help keep workers and motorists safe. For current updates please contact DriveBC.ca or follow @DriveBC on Twitter.

August 20, 2015


Government announces new investments in
Yoho National Park 

David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay—Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced infrastructure investments totalling more than $62 million in several Parks Canada projects across Yoho National Park. This major investment includes...

July 17, 2015


Lake O'Hara Reservations

Lake O'Hara is a popular alpine hiking area in Yoho National Park. Begining April 20th, 2015, Day Users will be able to make reservations for the Lake O’Hara shuttle online or by phone through the Parks Canada Reservation Service. This will be the first time that day use visitors have the option of reserving their trip at any point during the summer either by phone or online. Overnight visitors and commercial guides will continue making reservations three months in advance of their first travel day by calling Yoho National Park.

More information about visiting Lake O'Hara including trip planning info, fees and reservation information can be found here.

March 2015