With ALL National Parks in Canada free for 2017, what better time and way to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday than exploring its unrivalled natural beauty?
BC's Yoho National Park in Field has made it onto the rankings of the best parks in Canada and tbh we're not surprised. Chatelaine magazine has narrowed down all 47 of the Canadian National Parks to the best of the best - and of course, Yoho National Park was among the top. Of the 7 National Parks in BC, 2 made the list - Yoho National Park and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
This is what Chatelaine had to say about it:
"Yoho is home to the Burgess Shale, one of the most significant fossil finds on earth that preserves a 500-million-year-old marine ecosystem. But the hiking trail around Emerald Lake is the main attraction, with its incredible mountain and glacier views. The adventurous can pitch a tent at Takakkaw Falls campgrounds, but for those who prefer the comfort of a hotel Lake Louise is just 27-km away. Or stay in one of the quaint bed-and-breakfast-style lodges in Field, one of B.C.’s tiniest towns, with a population of less than 200."
Check out Chatelaine’s full list of the best national parks in Canada here.
Located in the Rocky Mountains, Yoho National Park is home to BC beauties like Emerald Lake, Kicking Horse River, Lake O'Hara, and Emerald Lake Lodge. The park is a part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
"Yoho" is a Cree expression, meaning awe and wonder -
pretty seriously fitting for this surreal and marvellous place. The National Park is 1,313 km2 big and features rock walls, pristine lakes, incredible waterfalls and 28 peaks that are over 3,000 metres tall.
If all of that doesn't convince you to drop everything and plan a road trip to Yoho National Park, these pictures might just do the trick.
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