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Yoho National Park is located in British... Read More

Yoho National Park is located in British... Read More

Yoho National Park is located in British... Read More

Yoho National Park is located in British... Read More

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Yoho National Park - British Columbia

Yoho National Park is located in British Columbia, Canada. The park is part of the Rocky Mountains in the western slope of the Continental Divide of the Americas. It was established as a park on October 10, 1886. Yoho National Park borders Banff National Park on its eastern side and Kootenay National Park on its southern side. The name Yoho comes from a Cree expression and it has the meaning of amazement or awe. Which is what many visitors to Yoho experience. Yoho offers spectacular views of mountains, waterfalls, ice fields, and lakes. One of the popular lakes in Yoho is the Emerald Lake. Read More...

Emerald Lake is one of the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes and ponds, it is also one of the biggest attractions in Yoho known for its turquoise to green color. While visiting the lake be sure to stop at the Natural Bridge and take in the beauty of Kicking Horse River. Wapta Falls is the largest waterfall on the Kicking Horse River. If you love seeing waterfalls be sure to schedule in some time to visit the Takakkaw Falls, it is among the highest waterfalls Canada Parks have to offer. You shouldn't leave the park until you have arranged a Burgess Shale Fossil Beds guided hike, this interpretive guided hike offers the oldest and most amazing fossil beds in the world plus the surrounding scenery is awe-inspiring. Another well-known attraction is the Twin Falls Tea House a National Historic Site of Canada, located near Twin Falls in the Little Yoho Valley.

While visiting Yoho National Park keep in mind that the park is located on the western side of the continental divide which makes for unpredictable weather. The park receives more precipitation than the areas east of the divide. During the summertime in altitudes over 1,500 m (4,900 ft) snowfall and freezing rain have been known to occur. Be sure to check the weather before you head out on a hike. Stop in a visitor center and check on trail conditions and ask questions about the area you will be adventuring in. Plus be sure to ask about animals you may see in the area. Yoho National Park has a wide variety of animals that roam about the park. It is their home after all.