Yoho National Park

Description

Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho National Park lives up to its name with vertical rock walls, dizzying peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, and stunning waterfalls. Created on October 10, 1886, the 1,313 square kilometres (507 sq mi) park became the second national park in Canada after Banff. With exceptional hiking, biking and sightseeing opportunities, the park offers a unique glimpse of Canada‚Äôs natural wonders.

For a list of day hikes in Yoho National Park, please visit this Parks Canada page.

Trail Info
Distance:
Up to 22 km
Duration:
1 - 12 hours
Difficulty:
Various levels of difficulty
Elevation Gain:
gentle slopes up to 900 m
Trail Type:
There and Back and Loop Trails
Trail Conditions

Most trails are well maintained by Park staff.

Directions

From Prince George, take Highway 16 East 348 km till you reach the intersection for the turn-off to Jasper town site. Turn Right onto the Ice Fields Parkway. Travel 227 km till you merge with the Trans-Canada Highway heading west to Field, Golden and Yoho (use the right hand lane). Drive another 6.7 km till you reach Yoho National Park.