Yoho National Park
|Yoho National Park|
|Location||British Columbia, Canada|
|Area||1,313 km2 (507 sq mi)|
|Established||October 10, 1886|
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
|World Heritage site||304|
Yoho National Park is a national park in British Columbia, Canada. It is in the Canadian Rockies. The park has large ice fields and mountains, as well as many waterfalls. The name "Yoho" comes from a Cree word that is said in awe, probably because of the beauty of the area. It is to the north of the Kootenay National Park and to the west of the Banff National Park in Alberta. The park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
Mountains[change | change source]
- Mount Goodsir 3,567 m (11,703 ft)
- Mount Vaux 3,310 m (10,860 ft)
- Mount Balfour 3,272 m (10,735 ft)
- Chancellor Peak 3,266 m (10,715 ft)
- Mount Stephen 3,199 m (10,495 ft) is the tallest of the four mountains that are next to the town of Field, British Columbia. A part of the Burgess Shale fossils were found on Mount Stephen.
- Cathedral Mountain 3,189 m (10,463 ft)
- The President 3,138 m (10,295 ft)
- Odaray Mountain 3,137 m (10,292 ft)
- The Vice President 3,077 m (10,095 ft)
- Wapta Mountain 2,778 m (9,114 ft)
- Mount Field 2,643 m (8,671 ft)
- Mount Burgess 2,599 m (8,527 ft) is an often climbed mountain. For 17 years, it was featured on the Canadian ten-dollar bill.
- Paget Peak 2,560 metres (8,399 ft)
References[change | change source]
- "Kicking Horse – Canadian Heritage Rivers System Canada's National River Conservation Program". chrs.ca. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
- "Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks". UNESCO. Retrieved 16 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Peakfinder - Mount Balfour". Archived from the original on 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2020-08-16.