Yoho National Park is located in the Canadian portion of the Rocky Mountains, right on the border between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Despite Yoho’s remote surroundings, Calgary is only about two hours away, making it a reasonable site for a day trip from the city. To reach the park from Calgary, just get on Alberta Highway 1 and head west; the highway will take you straight to Yoho, just past Lake Louise.
You can also reach Yoho National Park from the west if you’re coming from the Vancouver area. This route is longer, about an 8-hour drive, so we would recommend spending the night in a nearby town on BC Highway 1, like Golden or Revelstoke, and continuing to the park in the morning. Because Yoho National Park is located in between the major cities of Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver, it’s a great place to stop during a longer road trip through the prairie provinces.
Yoho National Park is also located right next to a few other parks that are well worth visiting. There are seven contiguous parks that make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, including four national parks—Yoho, Kootenay, Jasper, and Banff—and three British Columbia provincial parks—Hamber, Mount Assiniboine, and Mount Robson. You could easily spend weeks trying to see all the sites in every park on one trip, but we do recommend trying to see a couple of them if you have the time. Besides Yoho, we’d highlight Banff National Park as a particularly great vacation destination, especially if you visit during the summer when Moraine Lake is open to the public.
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