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 7 kilometers away
- Lake Louise 22 kilometers away
- The Kootenays 52 kilometers away
- Banff 65 kilometers away
- Canmore 83 kilometers away
- The Purcell Mountains 135 kilometers away
- Calgary 170 kilometers away
- Jasper 204 kilometers away
- Fernie 227 kilometers away
- The Cariboo 251 kilometers away
- Claresholm 251 kilometers away
- Head Smashed-in Buffalo Jump 270 kilometers away
- Wells Gray Provincial Park 287 kilometers away
- Naramata & Okanagan Valley 296 kilometers away
- Waterton Lakes National Park 312 kilometers away
- Edmonton 317 kilometers away
- Dinosaur Provincial Park 355 kilometers away
- Writing-on-Stone Provinical Park 427 kilometers away
- Whistler 478 kilometers away