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.

Effective July 13, 2024 at 12:01 a.m. until further notice: A fire ban is in effect for all areas of Yoho National Park due to elevated fire danger.
Learn more about fire bans

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. Protect park waters — respect all closures.
View the Restricted Activity Order to learn more.

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.

Campers site at their campsite enjoying a view of a waterfall


Immerse yourself in nature at a frontcountry or backcountry campground.

Four hikers on a trail with mountains in the background

Trail conditions

Find the latest trail condition reports and closures for Yoho National Park.

Two women looking at fossils at Walcott Quarry

Burgess Shale fossil hikes

Visit one of the most significant fossil finds on earth!

Safety & Guidelines

You can reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being well informed and well prepared.

Pre-arrival checklist

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

fire fighter at work in the forest

Fire information and updates

Do your part and stay informed! Your actions can help prevent unnecessary human-caused wildfires.

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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