BC Rockies Information Portal

Yoho National Park

Emerald Lake

Yoho National Park was established in 1885 and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984. "Yoho" is a Cree word expressing awe & wonder?.



The park is located in the southwestern region of the Rocky Mountains, its bordered by Banff & Kootenay National Parks and can be accessed via the Trans Canada Hwy. It covers an area of 1313 square kilometers (507 sq miles) and has campsites ranging from vehicle/tent sites to walk in wilderness campsites.

The park is home to one of Canada?s highest waterfalls (833 ft), Takakkaw Falls and to the famous Burgess Shale site, which contains fossilized remains dating back some 530 million years ago.

A park permit is required for all visitors to national parks. The park info center is located on the Trans Canada Hwy in Field. For more information please phone 250-353-6783 or email yoho.info@pc.gc.ca

For more detailed information please visit: Yoho National Park
For upcoming events and information on the Friends of Yoho Society please visit: Friends of Yoho
For more information on Yoho National Park, the townsite and bussinesses of Field please visit: Field, BC

Map of Yoho National Park Location