Yoho National Park – one of the Canada’s First National Parks is quite spectacular. It boasts several peaks over 10,000 feet and over two dozen waterfalls. Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Vertical rockwalls, 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.Travelling through the heart of the Park is the Trans Canada Highway. Visitors to the Park are fortunate enough to have three breathtaking roadside attractions just a stone’s throw from the Highway.
A little known and little explored portion of the Park is the section of the Kicking Horse River that runs through Yoho National Park. The Kicking Horse River originates from high on the Wapta Icefield where it was only hours prior to rafting it, locked in ice. This upper braided section of river boasts swift moving water, sweeping views of Mount Chancellor & three Family Friendly Rapids.
If travelling the highway through Banff National Park this summer, it might be worth checking out Alpine Rafting’s trips that take you through the western heart of the National Park. The Family Whitewater & Kicking Horse Classic both include the Upper Canyon within Yoho National Park.
For more information on Yoho National Park, visit Parks Canada website