Camping In Yoho National Park

You can expect a fantastic view from the tent when camping in Yoho National Park
You can expect a fantastic view from the tent when camping in Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park is home to some of Canada's greatest campgrounds, operated by Parks Canada. Just a short distance from the town of Field front country, RV and car camping can be found. By hiking just a little further you can reach spectacular back country camp sites. On your Canadian Rockies camping vacation you can wake up beside an alpine lake, fall asleep to the sound of a distant waterfall, or sit around the campfire watching the sun fade behind a mountain. A camping trip in Yoho National Park is the perfect outdoor vacation getaway.

Car-Accessible Campgrounds

Parks Canada offers these campsites on a first come first served basis. During the peak summer months between July and September most sites are taken before noon, so arrive early. Fire permits must be purchased and checkout time is 11:00 am.

Monarch and Kicking Horse Campgrounds

These two campgrounds are located in roughly the same spot at the foot of Mount Stephen, about 4km from the town of Field.

  Open Date # sites Water Flush Toilet Dry Toilet Showers Sani Dump Fire Pits & Wood Kitchen Shelter Food Storage Disabled Access Price
Monarch May 7 - 14 & June 25 - Sept 7 44       $17.60
Kicking Horse May 14 - Oct 12 88       $27.40

Hoodoo Creek Campground

Located at the west end of Yoho National Park approximately 23km from the town of Field. Nearby you can find the hoodoos of Hoodoo Creek and the magnificent Wapta Falls.

  Open Date # of sites Water Flush Toilets Dry Toilet Showers Sani Dump Fire Pits Kitchen Shelter Food Storage Disabled Access Price
Hoodoo Creek June 25 - Sept 7 30         some sites   $15.70

Takakkaw Falls Campground (walk-in)

This Campground is located near Takakkaw Falls at the end of the Yoho Valley Road. The actual campground is a short walk from the parking lot and provides tent camping only. A cart is available for moving gear to your campsite. This is an excellent place to use as a base for back country hiking and camping.

  Open Date # of sites Water Flush Toilets Dry Toilet Showers Sani Dump Fire Pits & Wood Kitchen Shelter Food Storage Disabled Access Price
Takakkaw June 25 - Oct 12 35         $17.60

Backcountry Campgrounds

The bright colours of the subalpine found in Yoho's backcountry
The bright colours of the subalpine found in Yoho's backcountry

There are 5 designated backcountry campgrounds in Yoho National Park. Random camping is also permitted in the Amiskwi, Otterhead, Ice River, and Porcupine valleys. Reservations for these back country camp sites can be made up to 3 months in advance. It is also necessary to purchase a wilderness pass in order to camp in Yoho's back country. To purchase a wilderness pass and make a reservation phone Parks Canada at 250.343.6783 or stop off at the information center located in Field. Reservations for the Lake O'Hara campground can be made by phone only.

When backcountry camping, it is necessary practice safe food handling measures to avoid attracting wildlife such as bears. Be sure to prepare and eat food away from your campsite. Also, it is absolutely necessary that you use designated food storage cables in order keep your wildlife out of your food and your campsite. Food must be prepared on portable stoves, as campfires are not permitted in Yoho's back country.

Yoho Lake, Laughing Falls, Twin Falls, and Little Yoho Campgrounds

Located in Yoho Valley

Lake O'Hara Campground

Incredible backcountry hiking, fishing, and cross country skiing can be found while camping at Lake O'Hara

McArthur Creek Campground

Camping Fees

A list of fees for camping and parks services can be found on the Yoho National Park Entry and Service Fees page.

*The information on this page has been updated for the 2015 season. Pricing and dates are not guaranteed.