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What is happening?

Parks Canada highway crews have now cleared the road and the Yoho Valley Road to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park will open tomorrow, June 24, 2017.

Why is this important?

Though the Yoho Valley Road is opening, snow is still present in high altitude areas of the mountain national parks. We ask that people plan ahead by checking our websites and trail reports before heading to the mountain parks.

What does this mean for you and our visitors?

  • Parks Canada has been welcoming visitors throughout the 2017 season as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and we continue to prepare for the summer season ahead.
  • The Yoho Valley Road will be open up to Takakkaw Falls on Saturday, June 24, but there is still snow present in high altitude areas of the mountain national parks.
  • Thank you to those who worked to remove this debris as safely and efficiently as possible.
  • Though the valley bottoms in many areas are snow free, alpine areas remain snowbound. Make sure you have planned your route ahead of time, check the trail report and avoid avalanche terrain. Do not go off route to avoid compact ice or snow, and if trail conditions are too snowy or icy, turn back.

Friendly reminder of the protocol for travelling up the road:

  • No trailers allowed.
  • All vehicles longer than 21 ft or 3 meters must reverse the middle section between the 2 switchbacks both for going up and coming down the road.

Please plan ahead by stopping in at a Parks Canada Visitor Centre or by visiting our website to get the most up-to-date information:  http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/yoho/visit/avance-ahead

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