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 Yoho 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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Have you been hiking in the last few days? Share a few pictures with us as well as your impressions. This will help us keep this report accurate for other hikers: pc.yohoinfo-infoyoho.pc@canada.ca

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 Snow covered with icy sections. 21-02-2020: Snowshoes recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Road access closed 21-02-2020: Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Peaceful Pond - Lakeshore Connector Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 21-02-2020: Dogs on leash permitted; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Trail Snow covered. 21-02-2020: Avalanche risk, use caution; Respect all posted notices and signs; Dogs on leash permitted; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Emerald River Trail Snowbound. 21-02-2020: Snowshoes recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Sherbrooke Lake Trail Snow covered. 21-02-2020: 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. 21-02-2020: Snowshoes recommended; Trail details

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

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Good RECENT GROOMING: FEB 21: Great Divide; Lake O'Hara fireroad FEB 11: Tally-Ho; Horse Trail; Alluvial Fan; Kicking Horse Trail; Emerald Lake Connector FEB 10: Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Monarch Not Maintained 01-02-2020: Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lake Connector Good. 11-02-2020: Avalanche risk: Simple Class 1. Trail crosses the run out zones of several avalanche paths; Trackset classic; Dogs not permitted; Trail details
Easy Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks Good. 13-02-2020: Please walk, snowshoe or fat bike beside set tracks, not on the tracks; Dogs on leash permitted; Double trackset classic; Trail details
Easy Emerald Alluvial Fan Loop Good. 11-02-2020: Dogs not permitted; Trackset classic; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse Trail Good. 11-02-2020: Dogs not permitted; Trackset classic; Trail details
Easy Tally-ho Trail Good. 11-02-2020: Dogs not permitted; Trackset classic; Trail details
Moderate Emerald Lake Nordic Trail Good. 11-02-2020: Trackset classic; Dogs not permitted; Trail details
Moderate Lake O'Hara Fire Road Trail Good. 21-02-2020: Avalanche risk: Simple Class 1. Trail crosses the run out zones of several avalanche paths; Dogs on leash permitted; Trackset classic; Trail details
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 21-02-2020: Trackset classic and skate; Dogs not permitted; Please walk, snowshoe or fat bike beside set tracks, not on the tracks; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lake Horse Trail Good. 11-02-2020: Dogs not permitted; Trackset classic;