Hours of operation
Yoho National Park is open year-round. The peak season is during July and August. Some Parks Canada services are only available from mid-May to early-October.
The Yoho National Park Visitor Centre is located on the Trans-Canada Highway in the community of Field, British Columbia. The visitor centre shares a building with the Friends of Yoho and Travel Alberta. Come in to speak with our friendly parks staff or to visit a small scale exhibit of the Burgess Shale Fossils.
- January 1 to April 30, 2019: Closed
- May 1 to May 31, 2019: 9 am to 5 pm
- June 1 to September 30, 2019: 8:30 am to 7 pm
- October 1 to October 14, 2019 : 9 am to 5 pm
- October 15, 2019 to March 31, 2020: Closed
Campgrounds, day use areas, and roads
Yoho National Park’s campgrounds operate from mid-May until early October.
Yoho National Park is bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway. Emerald Lake Road, located 3 km west of Field, is open year round. The Yoho Valley Road, located 5 km east of Field, is open seasonally from late June until mid-October, weather permitting. All day use areas located along the Trans-Canada Highway are open seasonally from May until mid-October.
Seasonal closures and restrictions
Additional closures and restrictions may happen at any time, in any location, and without prior notice. See the Important Bulletins page for a current listing.
|Various locations||2015 to 2020||Various activities||Infrastructure improvements||Yes||Yes|
|Picnic and day use areas||Mid-October to mid-May||All activities||Closed for the season||Yes||-|
|Campgrounds||Mid-October to mid-May||All activities||Closed for the season||Yes||-|
|Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint||Mid-October to mid-May||All activities||Closed for the season||Yes||-|
|Yoho Valley Road (Takakkaw Falls)||October 10 to mid-June||Driving||Avalanche risk||Yes||-|
|Burgess Shale fossil beds||Year-round||Hiking||To protect fragile, unique and important sites||-||Yes|
|McArthur Valley||May 1 to August 15||Hiking||Frequented by grizzly bears||Yes||-|
|McArthur Valley||August 15 to November 30||Hiking||Frequented by grizzly bears||-||Yes|
|Odaray Prospect and Plateau||May 1 to November 30||Hiking||To limit disturbance in a wildlife corridor||Yes||-|
|Odaray Highline Trail||May 1 to November 30||Hiking||To limit disturbance in a wildlife corridor||Yes||-|