Yoho National Park

On the western slopes of the Great Divide, glaciers and waterfalls cling to the towering peaks of Yoho National Park. Discover the secrets of ancient marine life in a land shaped by water and human ingenuity.

All waterbodies are closed

To prevent the spread of whirling disease, all waterbodies in Yoho and Kootenay national parks are closed to watercraft and angling until March 31, 2025.

This closure is necessary to protect vulnerable fish populations and sensitive ecosystems from aquatic invasive species. There is no treatment for whirling disease. Once established, it is very difficult to eradicate. Protect park waters. Respect all closures.

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Using recreational drones in Yoho National Park is prohibited. Anyone caught operating a drone within park boundaries may result in law enforcement action and a fine of up to $25,000.

Winter trails

Yoho National Park offers a variety of winter activities with options for everyone.


Mountain safety

Safety is your responsibility. Natural hazards are a part of the mountain experience.

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Trail conditions

Always check current trail conditions before setting out in the Park.

Seasonal closures and restrictions

While Yoho National Park is open year-round, some services aren’t available in winter.

Pre-arrival checklist

Here are Parks Canada's top tips to help ensure you spend more time enjoying the park. Great memories? Check!


Yoho National Park has some great nordic skiing!

Visiting Yoho National Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, camping, hiking, trails, Burgess Shale fossils, guided hikes, backpacking, points of interest and Lake O'Hara.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, visitor centre hours, park fees, local attractions, accommodation, facilities and services, fire information and visitor guidelines.

Camping and overnight accommodations

Types of accommodations, equipped camping, and nearby accommodations.


Cost of daily park admission, Parks Canada Discovery Pass, camping fees, backcountry permit, fishing permit, Burgess Shale guided hike and Lake O'Hara...

Safety and guidelines

Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. Learn the most common risks and how to avoid them.

About Yoho National Park

Indigenous connections

Culture and connections, working together, partners and cultural use.


History of Yoho including National Historic Sites like Abbot Pass and Twin Falls Tea House, and Federal Heritage Buildings including warden cabins and...

Nature and science

Research and monitoring help protect Yoho’s mammals and birds. We manage forest fires, restore habitat for species at risk and protect rare fossils.

Stewardship and management

Planning and management guiding documents, public consultations, information for businesses and residents, filmmakers, photographers and special events.

How to get here

Contact us

Phone number: 250-343-6783
Email address: yoho.info@pc.gc.ca

National information line
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll-free)
Email address: information@pc.gc.ca

Hours of operation

The park is open year-round.
Visitor services are available May to early October.

Visitor centre 


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