Where to Stay in Yoho National Park

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Written by Madison Valois posted on Friday, May 24th, 2013

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FIELD, BRITISH COLUMBIA — YOHO NATIONAL PARK — Field, British Columbia is the heart of Yoho National Park. If you’re looking for hotels, motels, chalets, or guest houses in this Canadian rocky mountain national park, the first place to search for accommodation is in Field, British Columbia.

However, if you’re looking for campground information, see below for camping information for Yoho National Park.

Camping in Yoho National Park

In Yoho National Park, camping is available between mid-May and mid-October. With four frontcountry campgrounds boasting 150 campsites, there are many opportunities to enjoy the comfort and beauty of this Canadian rocky mountain park. Note that frontcountry campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Kicking Horse Campground

The largest campground in Yoho National Park, with 88 sites. Includes flush toilets, showers, fire pits, sanitation dumps, and more.

Monarch Campground

This campground does not have flush toilets or showers, or fire pits, but it does have 44 campsites.

Takakkaw Falls (walk-in)

Takakkaw Falls opens near the end of June, and only has fire pits, and 35 campsites.

Hoodoo Creek

Like Takakkaw Falls, Hoodoo Creek is open near the end of June. It has sanitation dump, but no showers, toilets, or fire pits. Has 30 campsites.

Check Parks Canada for up-to-date Yoho National Park campground fees.

Backcountry Camping in Yoho National Park

Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park.

Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park.

If you’re the adventurous type and you want to explore the backcountry of Yoho National Park, read this next section carefully.

Wilderness Pass

When planning an overnight trip through Yoho National Park, and if you’re traveling by foot or bike, you’ll need a Wilderness Pass. Valid for one year, for persons 16 years and older, this allows you to camp in a multitude of places: Amiskwi, Otterhead, Ice River, and Porcupine Valley. You may stay in one spot for a maximum of three days. Campfires are not permitted: only use portable stoves.

Lake O’Hara Campground

There is a 30-site campground, operated by Parks Canada, at Lake O’Hara. The campground is open from mid-June to early October. Reservations are accepted up to three months in advance by phone only: 1-250-343-6433.

Wildlife Safety

Your presence could attract unwanted wildlife attention! Prepare your meals away from your tent to reduce the chance of a visit from a bear and other wildlife. In addition, suspend your toiletries, garbage, food, and cooking equipment from the food storage cables at designated campgrounds.

For your own personal safety, remember that cell phone range is limited in the Canadian rocky mountains. Dial 911 in an emergency, or use the satellite phone number: 1-403-762-4506.

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