From emerald lakes to towering waterfalls, Yoho National Park in BC offers visitors no shortage of natural wonders to check out year-round. In the warmer months, visitors can visit national historic sites like the famed Burgess Shale fossils – some of the oldest in the world. During the colder months, the park offers an array of well-groomed skiing and snowshoeing trails to explore.

So if you’re ready to venture out, check trail and avalanche conditions first, and prepare for a snowy adventure!

Situated on the western slopes of the Continental Divide, Yoho National Park receives a lot of powdery snow, according to Parks Canada, making it a popular spot for winter activities of all kinds. Snow lovers will be charmed by the park’s scenic winter trails, which are typically groomed twice a week depending on snowfall.

Recent Posts:
This route in BC takes you to five natural hot springs surrounded by mountain scenery
7 scenic winter drives you can take from Vancouver this winter


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Parks Canada (@parks.canada)

Below are all the trails that are open at Yoho National Park this winter:

  • Hamilton Falls (30 minutes roundtrip)
  • Peaceful Pond (30 minutes roundtrip)
  • Emerald Lakeshore (20 minutes roundtrip)
  • Emerald Lakeshore Loop (2-3 hours roundtrip)
  • Emerald Lake Crossing (20 minutes roundtrip)
  • Classic Emerald (1 hour roundtrip)
  • Alluvial Fan Loop (1 hour roundtrip)
  • Connector until Natural Bridge (3 to 4 hours roundtrip)
  • Tally Ho-Old Ski Trail (1 to 1.5 hours roundtrip)
  • Great Divide (1 hour to Great Divide, 3 to 4 hours to Lake Louise)
  • Ross Lake Loop (3 to 4 hours roundtrip)
  • Kicking Horse Fire Road (2 to 3 hours to rest area, 4 to 4.5 hours to end)
  • Yoho Valley Road (2 to 3 hours roundtrip)
  • Sherbrooke Lake (3 to 4 hours roundtrip)
  • Wapta Falls (3 to 4 hours round trip)

So there you have it, BC! If you’re looking for one of the most scenic areas in the province to explore this winter, keep Yoho National Park in mind for your next road trip.

Yoho National Park 

Where: Rocky Mountains (west of Continental Divide), BC

Information on Yoho National Park is from Parks Canada and is accurate as of publication date.