British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
Multiple aspects of natural wonder exists throughout Yoho National Park. Grand glacial lakes of deep colour and towering mountainsides (formed by erroison) are covered in shale, old-growth Douglas fir, western red cedar and stunning open alpine zones create spectacular photo opportunities. The landscape has scattered trails leading into the various regions and climates. The precious areas which are home to 500 million year old fossils are a miraculous experience. Visitors should take great care in assisting in preserving the current state of the park. Collection of fossils is prohibited and against the law at all times.

Numerous campsites such as vehicle or tent, walk-in wilderness or back-country sites are available through the park reservation services in Field. Note that July and August are peak months. For more access and less concern for traffic within the park walking or vehicle opt to visit during other months.

Wildlife is abundant - elk, mountain goats, cougars, and bear roam the park and the village of Field. Precaution is of utmost importance in the case of encountering a wild animal. Act in a manner which is recommended by the park and park guides.

Population: 200+

Burgess Pass - 6.6 km one way, provides views of Emerald Lake and the Wapta Icefields.
Ancient marine life at the world-famous Burgess Shale fossil beds
Emerald Lake - 11 km from Field on a paved road. A 5 km lakeshore trail circles the entire lake.
Twin Falls - 9th highest waterfall in Canada
Sherbrooke Lake
Wapta Falls
Natural Bridge - Kicking Horse River
Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site
Fishing - Kicking Horse River open year-round
Mountain Biking on designated trails: Kicking Horse, Amiskwi, Otterhead, Ottertail, and Ice River.

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Lake O'Hara , pre-visit reservations are required and must be made by the telephone reservation system. The phone number is (country code 001)250.343.6433. Reservations can be made March through September. Due to the increased popularity reservations should be made up to 3 months in advance, only a limited number of 24 hour spots are available.

Summer (mid-June to mid-September). The mean temperature during this period is 12 degrees Celsius, with average high temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius and low temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius. Above 1500 meters elevation, freezing temperatures and snow are not uncommon in the summer.

Winter (December to February generally the coldest period) average temperatures range from 5 degrees Celsius to –15 degrees Celsius.


Yoho National Park Accommodations

Yoho National Park Things to Do