Yoho National Park

Visit This National Park For Banff Views Without The Crowds

By Dawn Hammon


Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, is full of iconic wonders of nature and hosts over 4 million visitors each year. Yoho National Park, meanwhile, is only a short drive away.
Yoho National Park, which has many of the same attractions, is open year-round and attracts a fraction of the population, approximately 665,000 visitors per year.
That gives you a chance of getting closer to natural wonders, having trails to yourself, finding parking, and spending your time paddling waterways rather than battling the masses.
The largest lake in the park, Emerald Lake, earned its name by its emerald green hue. You can ski or hike the easy 3.2-mile trail around the lake or take to the water on a canoe.
The Takakkaw Falls in Yoho are likely to be too cold, but they are gorgeous nonetheless. They are the tallest waterfall in the Canadian Rockies and the second tallest in Canada.