Special activities | Evening programs | Activity stations | Guided walks | Xplorers Program | Club Parka

Interpretive Events Yoho National Park (PDF)


The 2017 summer program offer is over, please check back in June for our 2018 summer program offer.

Special activities:

Canada Day
Yoho Visitor Centre
July 1 2017
1 - 4 pm 
Free with Discovery Pass

Canada Historic Places Day
Yoho Visitor Centre
July 8 2017
1 - 4 pm 
Free with Discovery Pass

Parks Day
Special Evening Program at Kicking Horse Campground Theatre
July 15 2017
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass


Evening programs: 

Eco Jeopardy
Kicking Horse Campground theatre
Sundays July 2, 9, 16, 23, 20, August 6, 13, 20, 27
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Birds, bears, and a tree in peril! Test your skills at Yoho’s best trivia game.

Burgess Shale Rock Stars
Kicking horse Campground Theatre
Mondays July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Come watch the Burgess Shale fossils rock the Kicking Horse Theatre.

Learn to Geocache
Kicking Horse Campground Theatre
Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Come on a high-tech treasure hunt into Yoho’s past.

Building Canada!
Kicking Horse Campground 
Group Fire Circle
Fridays July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Join us for a campfire as we discover how Canada was tied together over Kicking Horse Pass.

Learn to Geocache
Kicking Horse Campground Theatre
Saturdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Come on a high-tech treasure hunt into Yoho’s past.


Activity stations: 

Activities with Interpreters
Emerald Lake Picnic Area
Tuesday July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Free with Discovery Pass

Learn to Camp
Emerald Lake 
Saturdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
10 am – 2 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Stop by our pop-up campsite for tips and tricks on how to comfortably camp in the mountains!


Guided walks: 

Emerald Lake Guided Walk
Emerald Lake Bridge
Sundays July 2, 9, 16, 23, 20, August 6, 13, 20, 27
1 – 3:30 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
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. Meet at the Emerald Lake Bridge.

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

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 

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!