Yoho National Park
P.O. Box 99, Fields , British Columbia, Canada, V0A 1G0
Phone: 250-343-6324 / 6783 / Fax: 250-343-6330
 
Location: Along the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH or Hwy #1), along the western slopes of the Continental Divide. It is 210 km from Calgary, Alberta

Associations: Friends of Yoho
Box 100, Field, British Columbia
V0A 1G0

 
Fees - As with all of Canada's National Parks you must purchase a vehicle permit when you enter. As well, there are fees for camping, and backcountry permits etc. Fees Website

Weather: The warm summer months begin in the middle of June and continue into September. Highs average 20C (68F) and lows averaging 5C (41F). Summer clothes are appropriate at this time of year but be sure to bring a complete set of warm clothes along with rain gear. If your planning to visit the alpine, remember it can snow at anytime of year at the higher elevations.

(Map of Yoho National Park)

Golden - Just west of the park
Banff - Just to the east of the park
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Getting Here

By Air
Fly into Alberta through either Calgary (the closest) or Edmonton Alberta. Another option is to fly into Vancouver, British Columbia. All three have international airport and service a wide variety of carriers.

By Car
Calgary is 2.5hrs distance, follow the highway 1 through Banff and then into the park from Lake Louise.

Edmonton is about 6hrs from the park by way of highway 2 to Calgary then following highway 1 west into Banff, then into the park.

Vancouver is a long days drive (although its very scenic) of at least 9hrs. In the winter the driving will probably take longer and be far more difficult due to the mountain weather, particularly if your coming from Vancouver. Heavy snowfalls, avalanches and other factors may make roads impassible. Check weather and road conditions before your set out.

By Bus
Grayhound Bus Lines can take you into the park.

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Road Conditions: - Rocky Mountian National Parks Road Conditions

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Driving Distances:
Calgary, Alberta 210 km (130 miles)
Banff, Alberta 85 km (53 miles)
Edmonton, Alberta 485 300 (highways 2 to 1)
Golden, British Columbia 57 km (36 miles)
Lake Louise, British Columbia 27 km (17 miles)
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia 160 km (100 miles)
Revelstoke, British Columbia 205 km (128 miles)
Vancouver, British Columbia 840km (525 miles)

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Pet Laws:

Dogs are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash at all times. Do not leave your pet unattended since wild animals may take advantage of the situation.

 
 
 

 

 

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