Places to Visit: Yoho National Park

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Yoho National Park

One delightful side trip from Glacier National Park is the beautiful Yoho National Park in British Columbia Canada, where you can witness the wonders of nature at their best.

  • Witness the wonders of nature at Yoho National Park
  • Only a 6-hour drive from Glacier National Park
  • Experience the waterfalls, snowy peaks and rocky landscape of this natural wonderland
  • Take a raft down the Kicking Horse River
  • Bike on the numerous fire roads throughout the park


Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies was named by the Cree Indians with their expression for awe, and you’ll see why when you tour the 507 square miles of the park. With fabulous waterfalls, snowy peaks and rocky landscape, this park is a perfect vacation destination.


Yoho National Park is open all year through, but some of the roads may be closed when adverse weather conditions strike. The peak season is from July to August.


Entrance fees are FREE FOR 2017!!

  • Adults (17 to 64): $9.80
  • Seniors (65 and over): $8.30
  • Youths (6 to 16): $4.90
  • Families/Groups (up to seven people arriving at the park together): $19.60

Camping fees:

For one night at a campground in the park fees range from $17.60 to $27.40, depending on which campground you pick.


Yoho National Park of Canada
P.O. Box 99
Field, B.C.
V0A 1G0
Phone: 250-343-6783


There are many activities that will thrill the whole family in Yoho National Park.

  • Boating
    Take a canoe or raft on the Kicking Horse River. If you didn’t bring your own, it’s okay, you can rent them at Emerald Lake.
  • Biking
    Take one of the many designated trails for cycling and mountain biking, such as Kicking Horse, Otterhead, Ice River or Ottertail fire roads.
  • Hiking
    With more than 400 km of hiking trails, you can take off into the backcountry, which is the best way to see the park. Get a backcountry guide at the Visitor Center.
  • Camping
    With a number of campgrounds for your convenience, you’ll love camping out under the stars at Yoho. One campground, Takakkaw Falls, is a walk-in campground and open from 18 June to 30 September.
  • Seeing the Sights
    You must see all the waterfalls in the park, including Twin Falls, Laughing Falls and Takakkaw Falls. There are a number of roads and viewpoints that are a must-see, like the Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint on the Trans-Canada Highway or the Emerald Lake Road.

Getting Here

To get to Glacier National Park from Yoho, get onto the Trans-Canada Highway towards Golden View Road, and take the ramp onto Highway 95. From here you will get onto Highway 93, following it as it turns into US 93. When you come to MT 40, go left and jog over to US Highway 2 which takes you right to Glacier. It’s 323.6 miles or a 6-hour drive.