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Yoho National Park

Coordinates: 51°23′43″N 116°29′12″W / 51.39528°N 116.48667°W / 51.39528; -116.48667
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Yoho National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Takakkaw Falls
Map showing the location of Yoho National Park
Map showing the location of Yoho National Park
Location of Yoho National Park
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityGolden
Coordinates51°23′43″N 116°29′12″W / 51.39528°N 116.48667°W / 51.39528; -116.48667
Area1,313 km2 (507 sq mi)
EstablishedOctober 10, 1886
Governing bodyParks Canada
World Heritage site304
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[1] 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.[2]


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  1. "Kicking Horse – Canadian Heritage Rivers System Canada's National River Conservation Program". chrs.ca. Archived from the original on 2019-08-12. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  2. "Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks". UNESCO. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. "Peakfinder - Mount Balfour". Archived from the original on 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2020-08-16.