My Top Ten National Parks of North America
Don’t forget to check out my # 10. Grand Canyon National Park
9. Yoho National Park
Date established: October 10, 1886
Annual visitation: Around 700,000
Size: 318,519 acres
Location: Eastern British Columbia
Number of visits: One
Total days in the park: Just a few hours (sadly)
My favorite view: The view of Emerald Lake. The (unsurprisingly) emerald green lake is simply stunning.
Favorite hike: I thoroughly enjoyed the very short hike to the base of Takakkaw Falls in Yoho Valley. The tall, thin waterfall is one of the highest in Canada.
If I Return
I’d love to eventually return to the Canadian Rockies, and if I do, I’d want to spend more time in Yoho. There are lots of great hiking opportunities within the park, beautiful backcountry lakes, and even some exceptional whitewater rafting.
Why You Should Visit
Yoho National Park is home to some phenomenal mountain scenery within the Canadian Rockies, but it doesn’t have the crowds that neighboring Banff and Jasper National Parks do. It’s also considerably closer to Banff and Lake Louise than Jasper is.