This is also the border between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, Yoho is on one side and Lake Louise is on the other.The park was first established in 1886 mainly for tourism and the money it could bring in.
The most notable highlights of Yoho are Takkakaw Falls, one of Canada’s highest free falling waterfalls, the Natural Bridge over the Kicking Horse River, Emerald Lake for it’s deep turquoise green colour, Lake O’Hara and it’s surrounding area for it’s hiking trails offering stunning views of mountains and glacier lakes, Burgess Shale one of the world’s most important fossil sites and the viewpoint for the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels.
Like the other Rocky Mountain parks Yoho is home to a variety of wildlife.
There’s a second spot where you can view the Upper Spiral Tunnel in Cathedral Mountain.
It’s a pull off located 2.3 km’s along the Yoho Valley Road.
It is accessible year-round but is most popular between mid-May to early October.