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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
10 days 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.

16 days ago

It's realy nice to go to the foot of the falls!

Did this in late March so there was a fair amount of snow and you had to hike into the trailhead so add another 2 miles to this length. It was an intense waterfall and very magical in the winter. Highly recommended for a nice winter hike

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great little trail perfect for photos and fresh air. The trail runs around the lake so there is no incline and is great for a quick jog or run with the dog! We went in November and there was not a soul out there so it was very peaceful! Wasn't planning to hike so we ended up walking around the lake in uggs and were fine. A little muddy by the cabins but after 2hrs it was worth the walk! Definitely recommend even just for the view.

walking
5 months ago

Wonderful and spectacular waterfalls. it is an easy walk. Even spotted a Hoary marmott on the day we were there.

Beautiful area, camped 2 nights here, did part of the alpine circuit, absolutely stunning!

hiking
6 months ago

Emerald Lake is a very scenic and beautiful place. We recommend the 5.6km loop trail (easy trail although uneven at times) as there are some really nice spots for viewing the lake at different angles. We also did the Emerald Basin trail which we would rate as moderate but we were slightly disappointed with it. On a positive note, the amphitheatre at the end of the trail offers some nice photo opportunities.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little hike to the waterfalls. We did this a while ago. I always remember it because ,my wife got soaked in the rain. We had a nice time though.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome waterfall

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little Hike with the family

hiking
7 months ago

This hike starts off on the same trail as Sherbooke Lake, but splits to the right towards Paget Lookout & Peak. Some long switchbacks till we get to the lookout, and then a scramble to the peak.

walking
7 months ago

A relaxing walk around the Emerald Lake, the color of the water is stunning, views of mountains all around

walking
7 months ago

This is our second time here, we were here many years ago, this time I made it count, I got up close & personal, it was quite refreshing

hiking
7 months ago

The heighth of these falls is impressive, this is our second time here, we were here many years ago, but this time I got up close & personal, it was refreshing.