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    YOHO NATIONAL PARK, British Columbia

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 TAKAKKAW FALLS
Takakkaw Falls in the beautiful Yoho Valley

A reasonably short drive from Lake Louise and Banff National Parks is Yoho National Park with 28 mountain peaks over 3,000 meters and 400 kilomters of hiking trails. Cross over the Continental divide that separates Alberta and British Columbia and visit this stunning park. It is well worth a daytrip.


 
SPIRAL TUNNELS LOOKOUT
- Trains circle over themselves inside a mountain
TAKAKKAW FALLS - Spectacular 1300 foot waterfalls
NATURAL BRIDGE - Rock Bridge over the Kicking Horse River
EMERALD LAKE - The Canadian 10 Dollar Mountain

BOW VALLEY EXPRESSWAY  |  ICEFIELDS PARKWAY 
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KICKING HORSE

Yoho's craggy spires and towering rock formations posed an enormous challenge for Canada's early explorers and railway engineers. Today it is easy to visit the park's many waterfalls including Laughing Falls, Twin Falls, Wapta Falls and one of Canada's highest, Takakkaw Falls.

A hundred and forty years ago these
sights were cursed but railway workers.

Yoho is a Cree word expressing exasperation and this is what you will experience here, Exasperation and Awe! This is a pristine park of rock walls, waterfalls, glaciers, emerald lakes, giant snow-topped mountains and silent forests full of wildlife. The park's history is tied to the railway that would unite Canada. But first the railway had to find a way through these mountaines with myriad bridges, snowchutes, spiral tunnels inside mountains and stories of calamity and runaway trains.

Established in 1886, Yoho Park currently spans 1,300 square kilometres (507 square miles) on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Enjoy the drive up the valley to
some really interesting sightseeing!

Note that it is NOT advisable to bring trailers and large motorhomes onto the access road to the falls.

Athabasca Falls

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