Yoho National Park boasts towering rock walls, spectacular waterfalls and 28 peaks over 3 000 metres in height. The word “Yoho” is a Cree expression of awe and wonder.

Map: Map of Yoho National Park
Map of Yoho National Park
  1. Village of Field Disabled access symbol Washroom symbol Picnic tables symbol exhibit symbol Restaurant symbol Accommodation symbol

    Take an afternoon walk and experience Field’s mountain hospitality. Stay in a unique guesthouse, pick out the perfect souvenir, or enjoy the culinary delights of this charming community. Established in the 1880s as a siding for the Canadian Pacific Railway, it is now home to almost all human residents of Yoho National Park and the Yoho Visitor Centre. A lovely town at any time of the year.

  2. Emerald Lake Disabled access symbol Picnic tables symbol Washroom symbol exhibit symbol Viewpoint Hiking symbol Canoe Restaurant symbol Accommodation symbol

    Admire incredible views of mountain peaks and wildflowers on an afternoon stroll around this gem-coloured lake. Pack a picnic lunch or go for a canoe ride to get a different perspective of the surrounding mountains.

    Lakeshore trail Hiking symbol

    Length: 5.2 km; Elevation gain: minimal
    A gentle, lakeshore trail surrounded by mountain and glacier views. Includes a level, gravel path from the parking area to the bridge at the back of the lake.

  3. Natural Bridge Disabled access symbol Washroom symbol exhibit symbol

    Marvel at the force of the Kicking Horse River as it cascades under a naturally formed stone bridge. This rambunctious river takes its name from a near-fatal kick that stunned James Hector while exploring the area in 1858.

    Kicking Horse River – A Canadian Heritage River

    Follow this Canadian Heritage River from its source at Wapta Lake down to the expansive, braided gravel flats near the Village of Field and beyond to the Natural Bridge and Wapta Falls where doctor James Hector was kicked by his packhorse while travelling with the famed Palliser Expedition.

  4. Takakkaw Falls Disabled access symbol Washroom symbol Picnic tables symbol exhibit symbol Viewpoint Hiking symbol camping symbol hostel symbol

    Enjoy a scenic drive on the Yoho Valley Road. Then, cool off in the mist as you stand at the base of one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. Snap a selfie from the red chairs and share your adventure!

    Spend the night at the Takakkaw Falls front-country campground just 300 m from the parking lot. Alternatively, stay at the HI-Whiskey Jack Hostel, a short walk from the falls.

    Yoho Valley Hiking symbol Back-Country Camping Overnight Shelter

    Takakkaw Falls is only the beginning! Journey from here to Laughing Falls, Twin Falls, Yoho Pass, the Iceline, or the Little Yoho Valley.

    There are four backcountry campgrounds in the Yoho Valley. Or stay at the Alpine Club of Canada's Stanley Mitchell Hut in the Little Yoho Valley.

  5. Spiral Tunnels viewpoint Disabled access symbol exhibit symbol Viewpoint

    Watch trains snake through the Spiral Tunnels from the viewpoints on the Trans-Canada Highway or Yoho Valley Road. Discover how Yoho’s towering peaks and steep hills inspired the stories of the Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site.

    Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site

    A steep, narrow pass shepherds the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway across the Continental Divide. The audacious route was chosen in the 1870s for its proximity to the U.S. border and the Pacific Ocean. It brought B.C. into Confederation and connected Canada with Pacific ports when the nation was new.

  6. Wapta Falls Hiking symbol Picnic tables symbol Viewpoint

    Length: 4.6 km; Elevation gain: 30 m
    At 30 metres high and 150 metres wide, this is the largest waterfall on the Kicking Horse River. Take a gentle hike through verdant forests to a stunning viewpoint.

    Note: The 2 km vehicle access road to Wapta Falls parking lot is closed from late October to late May.

  7. Burgess Shale fossil guided hikes Hiking symbol Interpretation

    Meet your ancient ancestors and hold a piece of earth’s history on a guided hike to the restricted Walcott Quarry or Mount Stephen fossil sites.

    All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice. If you have a reservation after April 30, you do not need to cancel this reservation. You are encouraged to check back closer to your arrival regarding cancellations. Parks Canada will not be taking any new reservations until further notice. Please check regularly for updates.

    Reservations

    Reservations are required. To make a reservation you will require the following information:

    • Date and hike requested
    • Names and ages of participants
    • Emergency contact and medical info
    • MasterCard, Visa or AmEx number

    Call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783), or Reserve online

  8. Species at risk guided hikes Hiking symbol Interpretation

    Hike to the Paget Fire Lookout as your guide tells the story of whitebark pine, a species at risk. Discover the story characters and their surprising connections, from grizzly bears to fungi. Walk among endangered pine trees and take part in research to help them survive. Visit reservation.pc.gc.ca to book your spot.

    All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice. If you have a reservation after April 30, you do not need to cancel this reservation. You are encouraged to check back closer to your arrival regarding cancellations. Parks Canada will not be taking any new reservations until further notice. Please check regularly for updates.

    Reservations

    Reservations are required. To make a reservation you will require the following information:

    • Date and hike requested
    • Names and ages of participants
    • Emergency contact and medical info
    • MasterCard, Visa or AmEx number

    Call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783), or Reserve online