Yoho & Kootenay

Yoho National Park was established in 1886 and is named after the Cree expression for awe and wonder. With 400 km of hiking trails, 28 mountain peaks and 61 lakes and ponds this park provides its visitors with an unparalleled glimpse at the natural beauty of Canada. At 254m high, Yoho National Park boasts one of Canadas highest waterfalls; Takakkaw Falls. These falls are the gateway to some of Yoho’s most beautiful hiking; hikers can even enjoy the spray of the falls at the base. The park also entices visitors who aren’t interested in hiking with attractions like The Burgess Shale. The Burgess Shale is a designated World Heritage Site; it is one of the world’s most important fossil finds, and it reveals the secrets of ancient ocean life contains with fossilized remains of more than 120 marine animal species! Whether visitors are looking for an active outdoor adventure or a relaxing lakeside getaway, Yoho National Park offers it all, while proving that Canada is still one of the most beautiful and pristine places on earth.