Interpretive programs

Yoho National Park

Explore. Learn. Connect. Park interpreters are here to share fun experiences with visitors in the park. Join us for an evening program or outdoor activity during your visit to the park! Programs are available to everyone, and you don't need to be staying in a campground to join in the fun.

 Programs and services are limited this season; additional restrictions may apply. Please check the Yoho National Park information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Evening programs

Kicking Horse Campground Theatre

Starting July 1, join us nightly at the Kicking Horse Campground theatre from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm for fun theatre, games and activities.

Bear Necessities

Come one, come all for activity night at the campground theatre! Learn about wildlife in the park and how we can keep them and us safe.

Free with national park entry fee
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fishy Feud

How much do YOU know about aquatic invasive species? Come on down to the Kicking Horse Amphitheatre and join host Pat Sayjackfish on Yoho’s number one gameshow: Fishy Feud! You and your fellow campers will need to put your brains and brawn to the test as you compete for the coveted title of Aquatic Guardian!

Free with national park entry fee
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Avery van Yoholing has put out the call for aid in dealing with a creature feared by humans far and wide: Bats! But are these creatures really that monstrous? Join them on their quest tonight as she encounters the monsters living within Yoho National Park!

Free with national park entry fee
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Night at the Museum

It’s after-hours at the Royal Ontario Museum and Parks Canada has offered you a once in a lifetime chance to see what happens to the 508-million-year-old fossils of the burgess shale when the lights go out. Bring your creative energy as you help these ancient creatures come back to life!

Free with national park entry fee
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Whitebark Jenga

What role do Whitebark pines play that make them so important? What happens to the ecosystems they support and are supported by when parts of it are removed? Join a Parks Canada interpreter and help them bring down and build up an ecosystem with giant Jenga blocks!

Free with national park entry fee
Wednesdays and Fridays
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Some dates may change with little or no notice

Activity stations and roving interpreters

Activities with Interpreters

Keep an eye out as our interpreters can be found at stationary activity tables or with traveling displays roving around the trails and campgrounds this summer.

Living with Wildlife Interpreters

Keep your eyes peeled for Living with Wildlife Interpreters.

These specialized interpreters are here to help you have safe experiences in our parks. Discover more about backcountry safety, human-wildlife coexistence, aquatic invasive species and more. Living with Wildlife Interpreters can be found at busy trail heads, day use areas and on the road, patrolling for wildlife jams.

Explore on your own

Geocache Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our self-guided geocaching program in 2021.

Join us again in 2022 to discover more about Parks Canada places!

Xplorers Program

Are you aged 6-11? Do you like to hike or bike, complete a quiz or crossword puzzle, or use your GPS to find a mystery location?

Then the Xplorers program is just the right adventure for you!

Xplorer kids and their families discover cool facts about Yoho National Park by completing activities from the Xplorers Booklet while visiting Yoho.

There are 14 pages with activities in the booklet and you need to complete at least 6 of them to receive a souvenir.

Where do you get information and pick up your Xplorers Booklet?

Visit one of the following locations or speak to a park interpreter to pick up an Xplorers booklet and learn about other activities and programs for kids in Yoho National Park.

  • Yoho Visitor Centre, Field, B.C.
  • Lake Louise Visitor Centre, 201 Village Road, Lake Louise
  • Parks Canada Campground Kiosks
What happens after you’ve completed 6 activities in your Xplorers Booklet?

Head to one of the following locations to receive an Xplorers certificate and souvenir. You can choose to participate in an informal Xplorers ceremony acknowledging your achievements.

  • Yoho Visitor Centre, Field, B.C.
  • Lake Louise Visitor Centre, 201 Village Road
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Programs (summer only)
Can you participate in the Xplorers Club Program if you're not visiting Yoho National Park?

There are also Xplorers booklets for: Kootenay National Park, Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway, and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Do them all!

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