Yoho National Park - map, photos and other informations


Yoho National Park is a protected area located in British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1886 and covering an expanse of 1,313 square kilometers, it is a place of wild beauty and diverse habitats. Yoho is part of the Rockies Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many glaciers, alpine meadows, and towering peaks.

One of Yoho's most notable attractions is the Takakkaw Falls, which are one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. Other awe inspiring sightseeing opportunities are the Natural Bridge, a span of rock carved by the waters of Kicking Horse River, and the Spiral Tunnel, the world's first railway tunnel to span a complete circle beneath a mountain. In addition to its impressive waterfalls and cool engineering feats, Yoho also offers an array of camping and hiking opportunities.

Yoho National Park is full of wildlife and breathtaking views, and guests can traverse the park on numerous trails. Popular trails such as the Iceline Trail and Emerald Lake offer a variety of hikes for all skill levels, ranging from easy snowshoeing and mountain walks to challenging scrambles. The park is also home to rock climbing and is where ice climbing is accessible the longest in the Canadian Rockies.

In the winter, Yoho's rugged peaks provide excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Bald Mountain and Tally-Ho were two of the original backcountry ski areas and remain popular destinations for expert skiers and snowboarders. Yoho also provides ample opportunities for snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.

In addition to its stunning landscapes and outdoor activities, Yoho National Park offers educational opportunities. Through interpretive programs, visitors can learn more about the park's ecosystem and its cultural heritage. Visitors can also explore the Burgess Shale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about its fossils.

Whether you are looking for a wild adventure or an opportunity to quietly explore the picturesque Canadian wilderness, Yoho National Park has something to offer everyone in search of an unforgettable experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Yoho National Park

What are the opening hours for Yoho National Park?

The opening hours for Yoho National Park are 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily, year round.

What wildlife can I expect to see in Yoho National Park?

Visitors to Yoho National Park can expect to see a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, elk, bighorn sheep, grizzly and black bear, moose, deer, bison, hoary marmots and more.

Is there camping available in Yoho National Park?

Yes, there is camping available in Yoho National Park at multiple campgrounds throughout the park. For additional information, please visit the Parks Canada website.

Are pets allowed in Yoho National Park?

No, pets are not allowed in Yoho National Park. Pets can be taken to the camping grounds, but they must be supervised and leashed at all times.

Average weather in Yoho National Park

Temp max Temp min Rain Snow
Jan -10 °C -16 °C 0 mm 46 mm
Feb -9 °C -16 °C 0 mm 38 mm
Mar -3 °C -10 °C 1 mm 54 mm
Apr 1 °C -6 °C 5 mm 39 mm
May 7 °C -1 °C 28 mm 30 mm
Jun 12 °C 3 °C 86 mm 15 mm
Jul 18 °C 7 °C 72 mm 4 mm
Aug 17 °C 7 °C 58 mm 2 mm
Sep 11 °C 2 °C 46 mm 17 mm
Oct 2 °C -5 °C 11 mm 45 mm
Nov -7 °C -13 °C 2 mm 62 mm
Dec -13 °C -18 °C 0 mm 45 mm

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