Coronavirus (COVID-19): Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

General conditions

While on the trails, please behave responsibly and practice physical distancing. Where possible, create two metres distance between you and other people by stepping to the side and not following directly behind the person or group in front of you. Safety is a shared responsibility. Let’s work together to keep Yoho National Park safe..

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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

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

Spring conditions: Expect variable trail conditions including icy, hard-packed snow or soft snow sections.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Monarch Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Dogs on leash permitted; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lake Connector Icy conditions 15-04-2021: Avalanche risk: Simple Class 1. Trail crosses the run out zones of several avalanche paths; Dogs not permitted; Compact snow; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Easy Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks Icy conditions 15-04-2021: Tracksetting ends at the switchbacks. Avalanche danger beyond the switchbacks; Dogs on leash permitted; Hard packed snow; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Easy Emerald Alluvial Fan Loop Icy conditions 15-04-2021: Dogs not permitted; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Easy Tally-ho Trail Icy conditions 15-04-2021: Dogs not permitted; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse Trail Icy conditions 15-04-2021: Dogs not permitted; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Moderate Emerald Lake Nordic Trail Icy conditions 15-04-2021: Dogs not permitted; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Moderate Lake O'Hara Fire Road Trail Spring conditions 15-04-2021: Dogs on leash permitted; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Easy Great Divide Trail Icy conditions 15-04-2021: Dogs not permitted; Tracksetting has ended for the season; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lake Horse Trail Icy conditions 15-04-2021: Dogs not permitted; Tracksetting has ended for the season;  

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 Peaceful Pond - Lakeshore Connector Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 15-04-2021: Dogs on leash permitted; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Snow covered with wet, muddy and slippery sections. 15-04-2021: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; No westbound access ; Dogs on leash permitted; Cleats recommended; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Sherbrooke Lake Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 15-04-2021: Snowshoes recommended; Avalanche danger after reaching the lake; Dogs on leash permitted; Sherbrooke Lake Day Use Area parking lot has been cleared of snow and clearing will continue throughout the winter as equipment availability allows. Despite snow clearing, access to the Sherbrooke Lake Day Use Area remains challenging and a high clearance 4x4 vehicle is recommended. Parking is limited and visitors should have a backup plan in case the lot is full when they arrive. Visitors should not park at commercial vehicle brake checks or along the Trans-Canada Highway.; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 15-04-2021: Dogs on leash permitted; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Hamilton Falls Snow covered with icy sections. 15-04-2021: Dogs on leash permitted; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Emerald River Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 15-04-2021: Dogs on leash permitted; Snowshoes recommended; Trail details