Yoho National Park, Field
(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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  • Great location for hiking. Beautiful views. Well worth a check out if you want to get away for a while! 
  • Less known and less visited than Banff and Jasper, but more than worth a few days to explore. Natural Bridge, the name says it all, a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River with an impressive waterfall/momentum. Emerald lake very nice, definitely do the walk around the Lake with beautiful views of the Lake, the mountains (5.2 km). We also did the walk to Hamilton Falls (1.6 km round trip), but this we had, in retrospect, can safely Overstrikes, the waterfall itself is pretty small and you need to perform any acrobatics they well see. Upper Spiral Tunnel: train tunnel in the mountains, through the train comes this spiral higher/lower in the mountains, in itself an ingenious system and probably nice to see when one of the kilometre-long freight trains continuing. When we were there passed that unfortunately not. Takakkaw Falls, most beautiful waterfalls in this area and one of the highest in Canada. The closer to the waterfall, the more you hear and feel the power of it. Impressive!
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  • I purchased my pass at the centre in Field BC, some good information on trails to be found here. I would suggest if possible go up the Yoho valley road to the waterfall later in the afternoon to avoid...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Less visited compared to Banff and Jasper but equally beautiful and scenic. Spent an entire day exploring Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls.
  • 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.