Posted by: cherylyoung | May 4, 2013

YOHO PROVINCIAL PARK WHERE NATURE HAS CARVED SOME OT THE MOST DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES IN THE WORLD

 

Yoho National Park on the British Columbia/Alberta

border is home to waterfalls, glacial lakes, snow-topped

 mountain peaks, roaring rivers, deep silent forests,

and spiral tunnels inside the mountains.

Through erosion, nature has carved some of the most

 dramatic landscapes in the country.

 

 See the natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking

 Horse River, and visit the Kicking Horse Pass National

 Historic Site.

 See the Hoodoos, immense boulders balanced atop tall

 pillars of glacial till.

 

By the time Hwy 1 reaches the park’s headquarters

in Field, a distance of about 18.5 miles (30 km),

the tone of the landscape shifts to one of glaciated

 Rocky Mountain peaks.

The east gate of the park is at the British Columbia

-Alberta border on the Continental Divide.

 

 Total distance between the two gates is about

 30 miles (48 km).

 

 About 1.5 miles (2.5 km) west of Field, Emerald

 Lake Road leads north from Hwy 1 to the parkin

g lot beside Emerald Lake, the largest lake in

Yoho National Park.

Yoho National Park is open year round.

 

All major travel routes are maintained throughout

 the year, although temporary closures may come

into effect in the event of adverse weather conditions.

 

The peak season in the park is during July and

August.

 If you are planning a trip to Yoho National Park

 during these months, be sure to book your

 accommodation in advance.

 

 The Parks Canada administration office in Field is

 open year-round, except holidays, from Monday

 to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Yoho National Park has campsites that range from

 vehicle/tent sites to walk-in wilderness campsites.

 

 Kicking Horse Campground, located 3 miles (5 km)

 west of Field and handy to hiking trails and the

 Takakkaw Falls, could be considered the main site,

with its playground, amphitheatre, and nearby

 grocery store.

 Open from May to October; amenities are the

same as Hoodoo Creek campground with the

 addition of hot showers, a wheelchair accessible

washroom with shower.

 In July and August plan to arrive early as the

 campground is usually full before noon.

 

 Effective immediately, all users of the Kicking Horse

 Campground are required to boil their drinking water

I heard a quote the other day and it reminded me of this Great Proving B.C

NOTHING IS SO STRONG AS GENTLENESS AND NOTHING IS SO GENTLE

AS STRENGTH.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO TOOK THESE

MARVELOUS PICTURES.  I COULD NEVER HAVE DONE SUCH A SPECTACULAR

JOB AND AS THE OTHER EXPERSSION GOES.

  “YOU DON’T MESS WITH A TICKING WATCH”

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR AND BLOGGER

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

VICTORIA B.C WWW.CHERYLYOUNG.CA

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