Hours of operation
Yoho National Park
Before visiting the park, review the important bulletins for current warnings, closures, and restrictions that may affect your trip.
Yoho National Park is open year-round. The peak season is during July and August. Some Parks Canada services are only available from May to early-October.
Visitor centre | Campgrounds | Roads and day use areas | Seasonal closures and restrictions
The Yoho National Park Visitor Centre is located on the Trans-Canada Highway in the community of Field, British Columbia. The visitor centre shares a building with the Friends of Yoho and Travel Alberta. Come in to speak with our friendly parks staff or to visit a small scale exhibit of the Burgess Shale Fossils.
- May 1 to June 7, 2023: 9 am to 5 pm
- June 8 to September 28, 2023: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
- September 29 to October 9, 2023: 9 am to 5 pm
- October 10, 2023 to April 30, 2024: Closed
Friends of Yoho Gift Shop
Be sure to stop by the Friends of Yoho Gift Shop to take home a Yoho momento.
- May 1 to June 7: 9 am to 5 pm
- June 8 to September 28: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
- September 29 to October 9: 9 am to 5 pm
Yoho National Park’s campgrounds operate from mid-May until early October.
Roads and day use areas
Yoho National Park is bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway. Day use areas located along the Trans-Canada Highway are open seasonally from May until mid-October. In winter, the highway is controlled for avalanches to ensure visitor safety and to reduce the frequency of road closures. Winter tires or mud and snow (M+S) tires are required from October 1 to March 31.
Emerald Lake Road, located 3 km west of Field, is open year round.
The Yoho Valley Road, located 5 km east of Field, is open seasonally from late June until mid-October, weather permitting.
Seasonal closures and restrictions
Additional closures and restrictions may happen at any time, in any location, and without prior notice. See the Important Bulletins page for a current listing.
|Picnic and day use areas||Mid-October to mid-May||All activities||Closed for the season||Yes||-|
|Campgrounds||Mid-October to mid-May||All activities||Closed for the season||Yes||-|
|Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint||Mid-October to mid-May||All activities||Closed for the season||Yes||-|
|Yoho Valley Road (Takakkaw Falls)||October 12 to mid-June||Driving||Avalanche risk||Yes||-|
|Burgess Shale fossil beds||Year-round||Hiking||To protect fragile, unique and important sites||-||Yes|
|McArthur Valley||May 1 to August 15||Hiking||Frequented by grizzly bears||Yes||-|
|McArthur Valley||August 15 to November 30||Hiking||Frequented by grizzly bears||-||Yes|
|Odaray Prospect and Plateau||May 1 to November 30||Hiking||To limit disturbance in a wildlife corridor||Yes||-|
|Odaray Highline Trail||May 1 to November 30||Hiking||To limit disturbance in a wildlife corridor||Yes||-|
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