Plan your visit

Yoho National Park

With Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) running through the centre of Yoho, most people visit by car or RV. The closest major airports are in Calgary (213 km away) and Vancouver (760 km). Visitation is highest in the summer as some hiking trails stay snow-bound until mid-June. Camping is available from May to October. Accommodations and restaurants are available in and around the community of Field located in the heart of the park. With so much to do, planning is key to fitting it all in.

Fees

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

Hours of operation

Yoho National Park is open year round. The peak season is during July and August. Open dates for visitor centre, campgrounds, roads and seasonal closures.

Pre-arrival checklist

Plan ahead for the best travel experience in Yoho National Park. See our pre-arrival checklist, bonus tips and local recommendations for things to do.

Map and brochures

Download the visitor guide, trail guide with hiking maps, fishing guide, safety and wildlife information brochures for Yoho National Park.

Stay

Book your overnight stay in advance. Choose a hotel, bed and breakfast, guesthouse, lodge, chalet, campground in the area around Field and Golden, BC.

How to get here

Discover how to get to Yoho National Park by car, plane or train. For easy access on the Trans-Canada Highway, check out distances and road conditions.

Facilities and Services

What to expect in the Village of Field. Visitor centre, restaurants, accommodation, accessibility, cell service, shopping, washrooms, parking, gas station.

Fire information and updates

Stay informed about forest fires and wildfire management in Yoho, including wildfire status, fire bans, prescribed fires and fire protection projects.

Construction projects

Current and upcoming road construction and improvement projects that may affect your visit to Yoho National Park.

Visitor guidelines

Follow visitor guidelines and regulations when you visit Yoho National Park. Learn about wildlife, nature, bear safety and find contact information.

Services and amenities

Directions and road conditions for Yoho National Park.

How to get here

Location

Visitor Centre
Trans-Canada Highway
Field, British Columbia V0A 1G0

Phone
1-250-343-6783

Email
yoho.info@pc.gc.ca

Directions


By car

Highway 1 (also called the Trans-Canada Highway) runs 45 km through the centre of the park. It is the only major route through the park. There is no public transportation in Yoho National Park. Most people travel in a personal vehicle. Vehicle rentals are available in Golden, B.C. as well as in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta. Visit 511 Alberta and DriveBC for current road conditions

By air

Calgary and Vancouver are the closest airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers. Connections may be made to Cranbrook, 245 km south of Golden, B.C. Airport Shuttles from Calgary, Alberta are available to Lake Louise near the park's east entrance.

By rail

There is limited rail service on a sightseeing basis through Yoho National Park. Contact Rocky Mountaineer for details.

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Accommodation Accommodation
Bus parking Bus parking
Camping Camping
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Gift Shop Gift shop
Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Playground Playground
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Restrooms Restrooms

Yoho National Park Visitor Guide (PDF 4.27 MB)

Download the comprehensive visitor guide as a PDF to explore what the park has to offer.

hiking boots with cleets on them

Safety and guidelines

Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. Reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being well informed and prepared.

a camper setting up their tent

Camping

Whether you’re going frontcountry or backcountry camping, planning ahead is essential. A valid park pass and camping permit are required.

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