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Yoho National Park

 A lush and untamed wilderness set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. One of Canada’s smallest national parks, it protects 1,313 square kilometers (507 miles) of rugged mountain terrain surrounding its namesake river valley – the Yoho River. The park was established in 1885 to protect its natural wonders from encroaching civilization. Yoho protects a small yet spectacular collection of glaciers, hanging glaciers, cascading waterfalls, plunging rapids, pristine mountain lakes and alpine meadows tucked into its towering peaks.

There are several visitor attractions in Yoho National Park for nature lovers to explore. Head up the road to Takakkaw  Falls- it’s one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada with an amazing 373 meters (1,224 ft). For a panoramic view of the Yoho Valley, hike up to one of its backcountry campgrounds or spend an afternoon sky gazing at Yoho’s many glacier-fed lakes.

Yoho has hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails. The Wapta Icefield Trail follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along glaciers, icefields and snowfields. Enjoy an afternoon of horseback riding through the Kicking Horse River Valley or take your bike for a spin on one of Yoho’s many multi-use trails.

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For a list of Things To Do in Yoho National Park


Backcountry Campgrounds to choose from;

Trail Descriptions

Backcountry Reservations and other helpful information or call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)

Day Trips

Day Hikes can be a great way to see the park if you have a base camp or a room at one of the inns close by. There are many trails ranging in all levels of difficulty.

Short Hikes &Walks

Including some of the most spectacular scenery of Yoho National Park.


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