Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Vertical rock walls, waterfalls and dizzying peaks draw visitors from around the world. With exceptional hiking and sightseeing, the park offers a unique glimpse of Canada’s natural wonders, from the secrets of ancient ocean life to the power of ice and water.

Featured things to do

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Camp – and unplug - at Yoho's four campgrounds

Relax with the family in your tent or RV at one of Yoho’s four campgrounds. Admire a rushing waterfall from the walk-in Takakkaw Falls campground, or roast marshmallows around the campfire after a hot shower at Kicking Horse campground.

Yoho Valley Road
Scenic drives to Yoho’s lakes, waterfalls and vistas

Motorists passing through Yoho on the Trans-Canada Highway are treated to awesome mountain views, but you’ll want to stay awhile to explore Yoho's short side-trips offering ample opportunities for picnicking and sightseeing.

Hiker at sunset
Backpacking spectacular trails and passes

With more than 400 kilometres of trails, Yoho is a backpacker’s paradise. Set out from Takakkaw Falls or Emerald Lake for Yoho's most scenic and popular destinations, or head west for unmaintained trails in the Amiskwi Valley or Ice River.

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    Kootenay National Park

    With diverse terrain embracing everything from arid grasslands to glaciers, Kootenay National Park offers the full Rocky Mountain experience along the historic Banff-Windermere Highway. Take a scenic drive or stay and explore the park’s treasures.

  • Jasper National Park

    Jasper astonishes visitors with its vast wilderness, dotted with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, mountains and deep-cut canyons. Hike, paddle, swim, ski, fish, and take in soothing hot springs, scenic drives and extraordinary wildlife.

  • Two people sight seeing in Banff
    Banff National Park

    Founded in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park and part of the first national park system in the world. With its soaring peaks, azure lakes and abundant wildlife, this Rocky Mountain park attracts millions of visitors every year.

  • Rogers Pass National Historic Site

    Discover the role Rogers Pass played in the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway. Follow an abandoned rail line to the ruins of a Victorian-era resort, where legendary Swiss mountain guides forged popular trails and climbing routes.

Hours of operation

The park is open year-round
Visitor services are available mid-May to mid-October.

Visitor centre 


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us


National information line
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888