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A Traveler's Guide to Yoho National Park, Canada

Ketki Dongare Jul 24, 2019
Located in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, amidst the Canadian alpines, Yoho National Park is a true wanderer's delight. Backpack and travel to the park and challenge yourself to the beautiful hikes.

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Takakkaw Falls: As named 'Takakkaw', meaning magnificent in Cree, consider this breathtaking waterfall (254 meters fall), as the main reason to visit Yoho National Park.
Lake O’Hara: The green glacial lake situated in the thick of wilderness and dense alpine forest, is a heavenly pleasure.

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Emerald Lake: The sheer reflections of the mountains, alpine trees, and the giant sky, in the electric aquamarine lake, will leave you spell-bound.

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Emerald Lake Lodge: This very lodge, with all the splendid surroundings, sitting on the banks of Emerald Lake is the most serene location to stay.
Burgess Shale Fossil Beds: Explore 530 million years old fossils at the UNESCO Heritage Site of Yoho National Park.

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Kicking Horse Pass: Cross the highest point of Trans-Canada Highway, that was explored by Captain James Hector, while on an expedition. Supposedly, a horse kicked the captain, and hence the name.
Spiral Tunnels: Running through the densely forested mountains, watching trains passing through this passage is more like an adventure in itself.

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Wapta Falls: A short hike on the Kicking Horse River will lead you to its largest waterfall with a picturesque view to end the hike with.

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Natural Bridge: The natural rock formations, carved by the Kicking Horse River are an impressive landmark of Yoho National Park.
Field: The quaint alpine village of Yoho National Park, is the only place with settlement and amenities for tourists, and houses 200 locals in the area.

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Twin Falls Tea House: Enjoy a quiet afternoon tea at the National Historic Site of the park, in the perfect wooden tea house set in Little Yoho Valley, near the Twin Falls trail.
McArthur Lake: Following the McArthur High Level trail, located in the Lake O'Hara area, is the true-blue gem lake. The lake is most glorious on a sunny day!
Hiking: Known for some of the best hiking trails of the Rocky Mountains, Yoho National Park has a multitude of trail options to choose from.
Yoho Pass: A 12.8 km trail, being slightly difficult, leads you straight to the Takakkaw Falls area, passing the Yoho lakes.

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Laughing Falls: Follow the Kicking Horse River the whole way, and head to the Laughing Falls, on this 8.8 km trail-head.
Hoodoos: An easy trail to deal with, a 5.2 km stretch of steep, dry, and exposed trail steers to the glacial debris.

Accommodation

Find yourself a perfectly suited stay-in option at Yoho National Park. From grand lodges by the Emerald Lake, to campsites spread across the park, there are a plenty of options for you.