Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site

Today the Yellowhead Pass is a valley corridor containing a highway and railway beside crystal clear rivers, through dense forests under rugged peaks links Jasper town site and the provincial border of British Columbia. In the past the low elevation made for easy movement for Indigenous peoples, fur trappers, railways and explorers. The name Yellowhead is the nickname of a fair-haired Metis-Iroquois-freeman named Bostonais, active here in the early 1800s.

Plan your visit

How to get to the Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site.

Stewardship and management

Learn about site management at the Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site.

Roadside pullout, 25 km west of Jasper on Highway 16 in Jasper National Park, Alberta

Contact us

Hours of operation

Always open

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