Yoho National Park, Field

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Explore Yoho National Park, a pristine forest landscape home to bright blue lakes, waterfalls, and rolling mountain ranges. Located on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the park’s name derives from “Yoho,” which is a Cree expression of “awe and wonder.” Smell the alpine air while hiking through some of the finest trails of the Rockies, and stop by fossil sites on your way to the famous Burgess Shale. In the winter, you can snowshoe over a frozen lake surrounded by craggy peaks and an abundance of wildlife, such as badgers, moose, elk, mountain goat, wolverines, and even grizzly bears. Put Yoho National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yoho National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • We were the trappings on the Kicking Horse CG with fantastic views of the mountains. Really a beautiful CG and after we have the next day at Lake Louise CG were we wanted to back right again. The road to the waterfalls and to the Lake O'Hara were still blocked or is the bus still not shut, that we knew however before. We were hiking in Yoho not unfortunately, but the views from the CG alone have paid off already, here to stay one night.
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  • Yoho was a real surprise to us, we preferred it to Banff and Jasper NPs. Lots of amazing scenery with hiking opportunities galore. Emerald Lake dies get very busy but you don't have to go too far to g...  read more »
  • To visit the Canadian Rockies while avoiding the crowds in Banff and Lake Louise, we also hiked trailes and stayed in the town of Field in Yoho Park. Yoho is just west of Banff and access to both it a...  read more »
  • When I walked into the park office in Banff and asked the guy at the maps desk where I should go if I'm in town for 2 weeks, without hesitation he said Lake O'Hara. He quickly qualified that with, "good luck" the quota is reached the day permits are available, one year in advance. There are many amazing places in the Rockies, and I haven't seen them all (yet), but it's safe to say that Lake O'Hara is one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to get a cancellation and get a ride on the bus and one night camping. I hiked the Alpine Circuit. Gorgeous! It was mid-July and there was still a little snow over the shadowy spots on the western side of the loop. There is a lot of up and down over the three mountain passes, but it's incomparable to anywhere else I've hiked.
  • Beautiful park with many hikes that range across skill types. A good moderate hike is out to Wapta Falls.
  • If you love hiking this is one of the best places, lakes, glaciers and water falls , it's all here. Beautiful!!
  • Amazing national park - hire a car and take a drive through. Be sure to check out the amazing Takakkaw Falls.
  • YOHO - you only hike once -). In all seriousness, Yoho is even more underrated compared to Jasper. If you are lucky that manage to get on the Lake O'Hara bus, congratulations. Lake O'Hara is arguably the most spectacular lake in the Rockies. Emerald Lake is beautiful as well. Takakkaw Falls is spectacular in early summer (but slows down to a trickle) in late summer. And I haven't mentioned the Burgess Shale and all the fossils!
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