Yoho National Park lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Vertical rock walls, waterfalls and dizzying peaks draw visitors from around the world. With exceptional hiking and sightseeing, the park offers a unique glimpse of Canada’s natural wonders, from the secrets of ancient ocean life to the power of ice and water.
Yoho National Park was established in 1886, and has a total area of 324,480 acres (507 square miles, or 1,314 square kilometers).
|Address||Trans-Canada Highway Field, BC, V0A 1G0|
|Hours||Open year round|
|Entrance Fee||Free-$11 per day, depending on age|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Yoho National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Yoho National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Yoho National Park are June, July, August & September.
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Yoho National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Yoho National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
|Jasper, Yoho and Banff||687||9|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Yoho National Park.
|Banff National Park||50 km|
|Kootenay National Park||66 km|
|Glacier National Park||67 km|
|Jasper National Park||93 km|
|Mount Revelstoke National Park||116 km|
|Waterton Lakes National Park||274 km|
|Elk Island National Park||347 km|
|Glacier National Park||376 km|
|Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area||391 km|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Yoho National Park:
|Lake Louise||Lake Louise, AB||8,652 ft||64%||29 km|
|Kicking Horse||Golden, BC||8,033 ft||82%||37 km|
|Banff Sunshine Village||Banff, AB||8,957 ft||79%||69 km|
|Mount Norquay||Banff, AB||8,038 ft||47%||74 km|
|Panorama Mountain Village||Panorama, BC||7,875 ft||71%||114 km|
|Nakiska Ski||Kananaskis, AB||7,415 ft||58%||115 km|
|Fortress Mountain Resort||Kananaskis, AB||8,400 ft||55%||119 km|
|Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area||Fairmont Hot Springs, BC||5,200 ft||42%||136 km|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Yoho National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Yoho National Park.
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||182 km|
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||289 km|
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||531 km|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||608 km|
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||788 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Yoho National Park.
|Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport||YXC||Cranbrook, BC||214 km|
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||252 km|
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||258 km|
|Kamloops Airport||YKA||Kamloops, BC||282 km|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||308 km|
|Lethbridge County Airport||YQL||Lethbridge, AB||336 km|
|Williams Lake Airport||YWL||Williams Lake, BC||384 km|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from MeteoBlue. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.