Avalanche season is here! Know before you go! Please visit avalanche.pc.gc.ca for the latest avalanche conditions. You can consult our staff at the Parks Canada visitor centres for further advice on safe trails. Ice climbers and skiers alike should carefully consider their exposure to overhead terrain.

Be bear aware! The bears are still awake.

The Kootenay Visitor Centre is closed from October 15 to April 30, 2020. For information, please call the Lake Louise Visitor Centre at 403-522-1264 or email pc.lakelouiseinfo.pc@canada.ca

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Winter Hiking & Snowshoeing (Yoho National Park of Canada)

Avalanche risk! When travelling beyond the marked trails, or past an avalanche danger sign, assume that you are in avalanche country - your group should be prepared with the appropriate knowledge, skills and equipment. For more information on winter travel and how to stay safe in the mountains, visit parksmountainsafety.ca

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Hamilton Falls Icy sections, cleats recommended. 14-11-2019: Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Road access closed 14-11-2019: Cleats recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Peaceful Pond - Lakeshore Connector Trail Snow covered. 14-11-2019: Cleats recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Trail Snow covered. 14-11-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Respect all posted notices and signs; Cleats recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Emerald River Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 14-11-2019: Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Sherbrooke Lake Trail Snow covered. 14-11-2019: Avalanche danger after reaching the lake; Carry avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel; Snowshoes recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Ross Lake Trail Snow covered. 14-11-2019: Snowshoes recommended; Trail details

Cross-country ski trails (Yoho National Park of Canada)

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Thin snow cover RECENT GROOMING: Track-setting has not yet started for most trails due to insufficient snow. 11 NOV - GREAT DIVIDE - Double track set classic and skate

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Monarch Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lake Connector Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Not yet maintained; Snow covered; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Trail details
Easy Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Not yet maintained; Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Emerald Alluvial Fan Loop Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Not yet maintained; Snow covered; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse Trail Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Not yet maintained; Snow covered; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Trail details
Easy Tally-ho Trail Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Not yet maintained; Snow covered; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Trail details
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 14-11-2019: Trackset classic and skate; Dogs not permitted; Please walk, snowshoe or fat bike beside set tracks, not on the tracks; Trail details
Moderate Emerald Lake Nordic Trail Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Not yet maintained; Snow covered; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Trail details
Moderate Lake O'Hara Fire Road Trail Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Not yet maintained; Skier tracked; Avalanche risk: Simple Class 1. Trail crosses the run out zones of several avalanche paths; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lake Horse Trail Ungroomed. 14-11-2019: Not yet maintained; Snow covered; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks;