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Yoho National Park

Hours, Fees and Passes 

Yoho Visitor Centre

Hours | Park Passes | Fees

Hours

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, 2013 to April 30, 2014: Closed*
May 1 to June 12, 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.
June 13 to September 1, 2014: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
September 2 to October 13, 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 14, 2014 to Spring 2015: 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 mid-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 to mid-May  Closed for the season
X
 
Campgrounds All Use Mid-October to mid-May Closed for the season 
X
 
Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint Viewing Mid-October to mid-May Snowbound
X
 
Yoho Valley (Takakkaw Falls) Road Driving Mid-October to late June Avalanche risk
X
 
Burgess Shale fossil beds All Use Year-round To protect fragile, unique and important sites  
X
McArthur Valley All Use  May 1 to August 15 Frequented by grizzly bears
X
 
McArthur Valley All Use August 15 to November 30 Frequented by grizzly bears  
X
Odaray Prospect and Plateau All Use May 1 to November 30 To limit disturbance in a wildlife corridor
X
 
Odaray Highline Trail All Use May 1 to November 30 To limit disturbance in a wildlife corridor
X
 

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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)  


Fees 

Fee Schedule - Yoho National Park