Yoho National Park is reached from Lake Louise by traversing the awe inspiring Kicking Horse Pass.
The park is named after a Cree word meaning 'wonder' and this is a fitting description for the breathtaking scale of its mountain scenery. Despite its proximity to Lake Louise, Yoho lies on the opposite side of the Continental Divide, entirely within British Columbia.
The park is renowned for the Burgess Shales, a very rare sedimentary rock up to 530 million years old, and also for the overwhelming beauty of Lake O’Hara, Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake.
Railway line to Field
The tiny town of Field is the park’s only settlement and its history is intrinsically entwined with the early days when the spectacular landscape was conquered by rail, built through magnificent feats of engineering such as the famous Spiral Tunnels.
Suggested itineraries featuring Yoho National Park
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Yoho National Park, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Yoho National Park
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Places near Yoho National Park
- Field 5 miles away
- Lake Louise 14 miles away
- The Kootenays 32 miles away
- Banff 40 miles away
- Canmore 52 miles away
- The Purcell Mountains 84 miles away
- Calgary 106 miles away
- Jasper 127 miles away
- Fernie 141 miles away
- The Cariboo 156 miles away
- Claresholm 156 miles away
- Head Smashed-in Buffalo Jump 168 miles away
- Wells Gray Provincial Park 179 miles away
- Naramata & Okanagan Valley 184 miles away
- Waterton Lakes National Park 194 miles away
- Edmonton 197 miles away
- Dinosaur Provincial Park 221 miles away
- Writing-on-Stone Provinical Park 265 miles away
- Whistler 297 miles away