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

Interpretive Events Yoho National Park (PDF)


Special activities:

Canada Day
Yoho Visitor Centre
July 1 2018
1 - 4 pm 
Free with Discovery Pass 

Parks Day
Special Evening Program at Monarch Campground 
July 21 2018
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass


Evening programs: 

Eco Jeopardy
Monarch Campground 
Fridays of July and August
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Birds, bears, and a tree in peril! Test your skills at Yoho’s best trivia game. 

History Mystery Geocache Challenge
Monarch Campground 
Sundays of July and August
8:00 p.m.
'Free with Discovery Pass'
Come on a high-tech treasure hunt into Yoho’s past.


Night at the Museum

Monarch Campground 
Wednesdays of July and August
8:00 p.m.
'Free with Discovery Pass'
Join the night shift and use your creativity to bring the Burgess Shale fossils to life.

Zoologist in Training

Monarch Campground 
Thursdays of July and August
8:00 p.m.
'Free with Discovery Pass'
Learn about scat, skulls and tracks in this fun, hands-on family event.

Trains and Tunnels
Monarch Campground 
Saturdays of July and August
8:00 p.m.
'Free with Discovery Pass'
Join us for a campfire as we discover how Canada was tied together over Kicking Horse Pass. Bring a chair.

 

Activity stations: 

Activities with Interpreters
Emerald Lake Picnic Area
Sundays of July and August
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Free with Discovery Pass

Paleontologist in Training
Yoho Visitor Centre
Saturdays June 30 and Saturday of July and August
2:00 p.m. 
'Free with Discovery Pass'
Become a paleontologist and unearth real Burgess Shale fossils.  

 

Guided walks: 

Emerald Lake Guided Walk
Emerald Lake Bridge
Fridays of July and August
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!