Cross the Kicking Horse Pass, the highest point on the Trans-Canada Highway, and stare down onto a spectacular mountain corridor in Yoho National Park. The legendary pass opened British Columbia to the rest of Canada by rail in the 19th century. From the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint, watch a Canadian engineering phenomenon in action as trains disappear into one Rocky Mountain tunnel and emerge from another at a different elevation on the steep slopes.

Train engine circa 1940
Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint

Safely watch trains and learn more about the Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site. On average, 25 to 30 trains pass through the Spiral Tunnels daily, though not on a regular schedule.

Getting here

Trans-Canada Highway
East end of Yoho National Park
Field, BC V0A 1G0

Hours of operation

Open year-round


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply. Detailed fees list

Contact us

Mid-May to mid-October


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    In the shadow of the Great Divide, Yoho’s towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks reveal the secrets of ancient life, the power of ice and water and the stories of plants and animals that continue to evolve today.