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.