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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 September 9th and lasting until approximately mid-October. Primary locations are 4.5 km east of the park's west gate, and 6.0 km west of the British Columbia/Alberta border (just west of Wapta Lake).

For the duration, motorists should anticipate: 

  • Work will occur at both locations seven days a week during daylight hours; however, Monday - Saturday there will be scheduled 20-minute delays at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and additional minor delays as needed.
  • Work will occur 24 hours per day when night shift work is added starting the week of September 14; no rock blasting will occur at night. 
  • There will be no traffic delays on Sundays or on long weekends (Friday - Tuesday) throughout the duration of the project.

Rock slope stabilisation will also occur in two locations along the Yoho Valley Road. Starting September 9 for approximately one month, work will occur six days a week during daylight hours.  Monday - Saturday, with anticipated delays of up to 20 minutes.

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 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.

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