Yoho National Park
Yoho is a hiker’s paradise! This national park features over 400 km of trails that traverse valley bottoms and verdant forests and include rises above treeline, showcasing the area’s breathtaking views.
- Yoho National Park boasts thundering waterfalls that include Takakkaw Falls off Yoho Valley Road, one of Canada’s highest at 384 m / 1,260 ft. Wapta Falls west of Field is worth the 30-minute access hike for its impressive 150 m / 490 ft width and 30 m / 98 ft height. For more information, contact the Visitor’s Centre at 1-250-343-6783.
- Burgess Shale World Heritage Site quarries contain 500-million-year-old invertebrate fossils. Access is by tour only. Contact Parks Canada, 1-877-737-3783 and the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation, 1-800-343-3006 for more information.
- See the Natural Rock Bridge en route to picturesque Emerald Lake via Emerald Lake Rd. A 5 km / 3 mi trail circles the lake and there’s also a short walk to Hamilton Falls. Dine or rent a boat at Emerald Lake Lodge, 1-800-663-6336.