On the western slopes of the Great Divide, Yoho National Park brings Canada’s alpine majesty within reach of casual visitors and seasoned backpackers alike. Unplug and spend time with family at one of four campgrounds, challenge yourself with an all day hike to a half-billion-year-old fossil bed, or immerse yourself in Canadian history by travelling through the mountain pass that linked the West to the rest of Canada.

Visiting with young children? Explore with Club Parka!

The Club Parka booklet invites kids to explore, learn and have fun! Once activities are completed, they'll receive a reward! The booklets are available on site.

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  • A guided hike at the Stanley Glacier Burgess Shale site

    Guided hikes to the Burgess Shale fossils

    Hold a 505 million year old fossil in your hand. Explore the remains of an ancient sea in the sky with hands-on activities and storytelling. Book early as these popular hikes fill up fast and are limited to a maximum of 12 people per hike. 

  • Yoho Valley Road

    ​Scenic drives to Yoho’s lakes, waterfalls and vistas

    Motorists passing through Yoho on the Trans-Canada Highway are treated to awesome mountain views, but you’ll want to stay awhile to explore Yoho's short side-trips offering ample opportunities for picnicking and sightseeing.

  • HIker

    ​Backpack spectacular trails and passes

    With more than 400 kilometres of trails, Yoho is a backpacker’s paradise. Set out from Takakkaw Falls or Emerald Lake for Yoho's most scenic and popular destinations, or head west for unmaintained trails in the Amiskwi Valley or Ice River.

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