word Yoho is the Cree word expressing awe. This 1313 sq. km
(507 sq. miles) national park is filled with gem coloured
glacial lakes and waterfalls, snow-covered peaks and dense
forests of western red cedar and western hemlock.
railroads, spiral tunnels within mountain sides and steep
rock faces where mountain goats roam are just some of the
sights to be seen.
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Yoho marvels include a natural rock bridge over the Kicking
Horse River, Hoodoos, some of Canada's highest waterfalls
and the Burgess Shale fossil find where over 120 marine animal
species dating back as far as 530 million years were discovered.
The park is located on the western range of the Rocky Mountains
BC, and borders on the Banff and Kootenay National Parks.
Access is via the Trans Canada Highway.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- Campgrounds within the park include:
Kicking Horse Campground is located 4.2 km (2.6 miles) east
of Field via the Yoho Valley Road. There are 86 sites with
kitchen shelters, fire pits, firewood, toilets, showers,
a playground and outdoor theatre.
Monarch Campground is located 3.2 km (2 miles) east of Field
near the beginning of the Yoho Valley Road. There are 36
sites with a kitchen shelter, pump water and toilets. This
campground is open for winter camping.
Hoodoo Creek Campground is located 23.8 km (14.8 miles)
west of Field. There are 106 sites provided with 4 kitchen
shelters, firewood, firepits, toilets, a palyground and
Chancellor Peak Campground is located 23.8 km (14.8 miles)
northwest of Field. There are 58 sites with kitchen shelters,
pit toilets and pump water.
Takakkaw Falls Campground is located 13 km (8 miles) north
on the Yoho Valley Road. There are 58 sites with toilets,
pump water and 2 kitchen shelters provided.
Lake O'Hara is a 13 km (8 mile) hike on the Cataract Brook
Trail. There are 30 tent sites available with toilets, firewood,
bear-proof storage areas and 2 kitchen shelters provided.
extensive trail system leads the visitor to the park's scenic
attractions and notable features. Guided hikes are available
to the Burgess Shale World Heritage Site.