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 2019
1 - 4 pm 
Your Canada. Leave your story - what does Canada mean to you?
Free with Discovery Pass 

Parks Day
Yoho Visitor Centre. 1 - 4 pm
Celebrate our parks with some family-friendly activities.
Free with Discovery Pass

Evening programs: 

Kicking Horse Campground Theater
8:00 pm
June 28 - September 1, 2019

Trains: Spiral Through Time
Ride the train, overcome obstacles and tie Canada together. Join us for a campfire and bring a chair.

Paleontologist in Training 
Become a paleontologist and unearth real Burgess Shale fossils. 

Biologist in Training
Investigate scat, skulls and tracks in this fun, hands-on family program.

Activity stations: 

Activities with Interpreters
Watch for interpreters at park hot spots for games, animal pelts, fossils, and more!

NEW! Aquatic Invaders
Join the battle and help Parks Canada experts combat threats to our healthy water systems.

Geocache Challenge: History Mystery
Go on a high-tech treasure hunt into Yoho’s past. Get your activity booklets at the Visitor Centre or Campground Kiosk. 


Guided walks: 

Emerald Lake Guided Walk
Emerald Lake Bridge
Tuesdays of July and August
9 - 11:30 pm
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.
Free with Discovery Pass

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!