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A place of awe and wonder. These are the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks earn the park its name; Yoho is a Cree expression of awe and wonder. Here in the shadow of the Great Divide are the secrets of ancient ocean life, the power of ice and water, and the stories of plants and animals that continue to evolve today. Yoho, named for a Cree word expressing awe, is a park of rock walls, waterfalls and glacial lakes. It's a park with snow-topped mountain peaks, roaring rivers and silent forests. It's a park whose history is bound up with a railroad: spiral tunnels inside mountains and stories of runaway trains. Established in 1886, the park currently spans 1,310 square kilometres (507 square miles) on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, and borders Banff National Park to the east and Kootenay National Park to the south.

hiking
14 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

Very light, enjoyable hike from the Kicking Horse Campground. Don't forget to pick up a pamphlet from the information stand. It has a great description about different points of the trail which gives you a great picture how the Canadian Pacific Railway was built in the late 1800s. The trail ends at the remains of an abandoned Baldwin locomotive.

hiking
9 days ago

on Wapta Falls

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Nice quick hike with great views

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Road in is still closed (scheduled to open mid June). Ended up hiking the 22km return trip from the parking lot into the lake. 440m climb is gradual for the first 7km then steeper the rest of the way in. Lake is still a little frozen in the middle but should be open in a couple of days. I'll definitely return when the road is open and hike the trail.

Still had snow and ice on the lake in early June, but it is possible to get there. Parking area currently unmarked because of road construction. Spectacular.

walking
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Don't forget to look up occasionally, nice mountain views.

hiking
25 days ago

The road to Wapta Falls was in dire need of repair. There are TONS of potholes so be aware so as not to damage your car. The trail to the falls was long and flat and muddy in the beginning, and towards the middle section was more varied with slight inclines and declines. Towards the end was some rather steep inclines, before descending to the viewpoint of the falls. The falls were pretty despite the brown waters, but the trail on the way there were not very scenic.

hiking
25 days ago

Emerald Lake was a simple trail around the lake. It is pretty easy although much of the trail was muddy and part of it was snow covered. There are lots of interesting plants there, and beautiful Mountain and lake views.

pretty cool to reach summit and look down at the high waterfall I was standing in front of a few hours ago.

The road to the trail was closed with no warning from the main road. It would have been a 10km walk to get to the trailhead. Disappointing. :(

Loved this trail!

Wiwaxy gap trail is amazing. We did clock wise on wiwaxy starting from lake Ohara to Oesa and back to Ohara.

1 month ago

Did this with my 3 year old and family enjoyed the great hike and amazing fall!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this on May 13th and there was quite a bit of snow on the one side of the lake. We tried to go up to the Emerald Lake Basin and it was still way too snowy. Pretty hike and scenery, and a very easy hike around the lake, most of it semi paved.