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 May to early-October.
Visitor centre | Campgrounds | Roads and day use areas | Seasonal closures and restrictions
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, 2020: Closed
- May 1 to May 31, 2020: 9 am to 5 pm
- June 1 to September 30, 2020: 8:30 am to 7 pm
- October 1 to October 12, 2020: 9 am to 5 pm
- October 13, 2020 to April 30, 2021: Closed
Friends of Yoho Gift Shop
Be sure to stop by the Friends of Yoho Gift Shop to take home a Yoho momento.
- May 1 to May 31: 9 am to 5 pm
- June 1 to September 30: 9 am to 7 pm
- October 1 to Oct 12: 9 am to 5 pm
Yoho National Park’s campgrounds operate from mid-May until early October.
Roads and day use areas
Yoho National Park is bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway. Day use areas located along the Trans-Canada Highway are open seasonally from May until mid-October. In winter, the highway is controlled for avalanches to ensure visitor safety and to reduce the frequency of road closures. Winter tires or mud and snow (M+S) tires are required from October 1 to March 31.
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.
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 15 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||-|