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Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews quick stop the kicking horse river emerald lake nice stop minute stop natural wonder easy access rock formations rushing water water level mother nature worth a stop great photos both sides different angles short walk the main road
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

The turn off is about 2 miles west of Field. The Natural Bridge is 1.2 miles from the turn off. The parking lot is close to the river and an easy trail leads to various viewpoints. The Kicking Horse River bored a hole through the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Pull right off road on drive back from Emerald Lake for a look see and photo. Spend 10-15 mins and be on your way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

It's a quick stop ... but worth it. It's rather crowded though. Just don't stop there -- keep going to Emerald Lake as that's where the real beauty is!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

This stop was part of our tour. I'm glad we were able to visit, it was very interesting. It was a bit crowded when we were there so it was hard to get pictures without lots of people in them. If you took a few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

A handy quick stop if going to or coming back from Emerald Lake. A very interesting feature in a stunning setting but as always be prepared to battle the crowds from all the coach tours.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Whenever I visit Emerald Lake Lodge, I almost always stop at the Natural Bridge. It's beautiful during any season, but I especially love it during autumn and early winter when the water is lower, the rocks are more exposed and the water is a gorgeous...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

A gorgeous place in the Rockies. I wish we spent more time in Yoho, but we’ll be back. The natural bridge was beautiful and the water that flowed there had a gradient from clear to icy bright blues. It was a nice place to stop,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TheFair0ne
Reviewed September 24, 2018

A natural spectacle, I'd say! Alongside the main road with good parking and Eco Toilets. Yoho National Park is not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Howard J
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice stop before Emerald lake. Easy to talk and to get to. Has a small bridge and surroundings where you can see the waterfalls.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Yup, sounds corny but it is beautiful, rugged and worthy of taking your camera. Spend about 20 minutes getting some good camera angles. Easy to follow the signs from the Trans Canada Highway. Lots of parking very close to the river. It is free. You...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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This area is closed during the winter
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Almost circular route from Vancouver (9 Replies)
Please bear with us this is our first posting on a forum, and our first trip to Canada. We are a couple in our 50’s, from Manchester UK and have recently retired, we enjoy countryside, scenery and walking as opposed to beach holidays. Our original plan was to travel on the Rocky Mountaineer till we realised there weren’t many stations where you could get on and off as and when you pleased, so decided to drive. Historically we have route planned ‘self drive’ holidays in USA and Australia,...More
February 04, 2018|
Response fromVancouverite67|
I agree that you may find it a bit trying to use Field as a base for all of your touring in that part of the Rockies. I also think you are going to want a couple of nights in Banff or Canmore as well to give you better access to the sights on that side of the park. I don't believe there is enough to warrant the amount of time you are leaving for travel between Kelowna and Vancouver. That's a drive you do late in the afternoon to get home after a long weekend. You can certainly spend more...More
Help with itinerary: Lake louise to Vancouver via Okanagan (0 Replies)
We have sat down and tried to work out our itinerary for our trip, what do you think? We are not sure about the overnight destinations between Lake Louise and Vancouver that we have chosen. We tried to split up the journey so that we don’t end up constantly driving-but if you think a slightly longer journey would take us to a nicer place, please let me know. We have been recommended a vineyard in Osoyoos, so that is our only must. Once I have sorted out the destinations, I can do further...More
May 17, 2009|
Itinerary help - Please advise (11 Replies)
Just wonder if it makes sense: Day 1 Lake Moraine (arrive at 8 am) - one hour Lake Louise Takakkaw Falls Emerald Lake Yoho National Park Visitor Center Natural Bridge Herbert Lake Morant’s Curve Returning to Canmore for dinner Day 2 Bow Summit (arrive at 8:00 am) Lake Louise Columbia Icefield Parker Ridge Hike Mistaya Canyon Simpson's Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Bow Glacier Falls Returning to Canmore for dinner Am I too ambitious? Any input is appreciated such as where...More
July 03, 2018|
Response fromChris A|
I think you are probably too ambitious, but the idea of going to Lake Louise and Yoho in a day is sound. Eat lunch or dinner at Truffle Pigs Bistro in Field, BC. Drive as far as you can up the Icefields Parkway and back. Also consider the Bow Valley Parkway and the Johnston Canyon trail.