Yoho National Park of Canada

Yoho National Park

  Canadian National Parks

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.

Park Details

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
Phone250-343-6783
HoursOpen year round
Entrance FeeFree-$11 per day, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial 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.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation815064566981494246679062
Avg Temp171922304250585848332015
Max Temp262730445763706963492926
Avg Temp451019273439383122113
Min Temp-23-20-13315242827193-13-19
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

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 NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Jasper, Yoho and Banff6879

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.

NameDistance
Banff National Park50 km
Kootenay National Park66 km
Glacier National Park67 km
Jasper National Park93 km
Mount Revelstoke National Park116 km
Waterton Lakes National Park274 km
Elk Island National Park347 km
Glacier National Park376 km
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area391 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:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Lake LouiseLake Louise, AB8,652 ft64%29 km
Kicking HorseGolden, BC8,033 ft82%37 km
Banff Sunshine VillageBanff, AB8,957 ft79%69 km
Mount NorquayBanff, AB8,038 ft47%74 km
Panorama Mountain VillagePanorama, BC7,875 ft71%114 km
Nakiska SkiKananaskis, AB7,415 ft58%115 km
Fortress Mountain ResortKananaskis, AB8,400 ft55%119 km
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski AreaFairmont Hot Springs, BC5,200 ft42%136 km

Nearest Airports

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.

Large Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB182 km
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB289 km
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC531 km
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA608 km
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR788 km
Medium Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC214 km
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC252 km
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC258 km
Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC282 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC308 km
Lethbridge County AirportYQLLethbridge, AB336 km
Williams Lake AirportYWLWilliams Lake, BC384 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.