Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park

Field

Field lies at the centre of Yoho National Park, on the western side of the Rocky Mountains with towering Mt. Stephen keeping watch. The Visitor Centre in the park displays fascinating fossils from the Burgess Shale and you can view the Spiral Tunnels built to enable trains to traverse the steep mountain terrain. Look for the tunnel portals on the north side of the valley and watch a locomotive pass over railcars that are at the other end of the same train. The thrill of whitewater rafting is popular on the Kicking Horse River and you can also take family float trips in the calmer waters. An abundance of wildlife, hiking opportunities for every type of hiking experience, fishing in Emerald Lake for brook char, stunning skiing in the winter, plus much more are found throughout the park.

Location

Field is located on the Trans-Canada Hwy (Hwy 1) 58 km (36 mi) east of Golden, British Columbia and 28 km (17 mi) west on Hwy 1 from Lake Louise, Alberta.

A Step Back in Time

When British Columbia joined Canadian Confederation in 1871, it became necessary to create a national railway to unite both sides of the country. During the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s, Field was created as a resting spot for construction workers and as a tourist site for potential investors.

Today, Field is a small community whose residents primarily work in Yoho National Park.

Contact Information

Yoho National Park of Canada
Travel Guide to Field and Yoho National Park

Field & Nearby Accommodations

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Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park

Field

Located in eastern BC in the Rocky Mountains. Waterfalls, emerald alpine lakes, 400 km of trails. Visitor services and campgrounds are available mid-May through mid-October. Some road and areas close for the snowy season; updates can be found on their website. ... Read more
Kicking Horse River Chalets

Kicking Horse River Chalets

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Nestled in the depth of the wilderness away from urban noise is Kicking Horse River Chalets. Join us for a family vacation in our rustic red-roofed cabins for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. Wake up in the morning to sounds of tranquility and breathe in the fresh-mountain air. Our cabins are spacio ... Read more
Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park

Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park

Golden

Welcome to Golden's oldest campground, Whispering Spruce campground. You will return home with many unforgettable memories. Our treed and shaded campground offers over 60 tenting sites, (some with 15amp electricty). Over 20 pull thru RV sites (with 15amp electrity and water), and over 30 of Golden's ... Read more
Golden Municipal Campground

Golden Municipal Campground

Golden

Located in the Rocky Mountains, Golden Municipal Campground is situated along the majestic Kicking Horse River. The campground has access to RV and tent sites, firewood, power, water, picnic shelters and bath house The campground is near outdoor pool, playground, hiking and cycling trails and the do ... Read more
Ponderosa Motor Inn

Ponderosa Motor Inn

Golden

Resting on five beautiful landscaped acres with mountain views and glacier fed creeks in Golden, Ponderosa Motor Inn offers stunning views and clean accommodation for guests. With 85 spacious units, rooms feature air-conditioning units, fridges and wireless internet. Our hotel offers kitchen units, ... Read more
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Quinn Creek Campground

Parson

Quinn Creek Campground offers majestic mountain views and scenic hiking trails. Full-service sites and tenting shelters. Laundry available. ... Read more
Campers Haven RV & Tent Park

Campers Haven RV & Tent Park

Donald

Welcome to Campers Haven RV & Tent Park, the ideal destination for RVers and campers seeking the rest and relaxation atmosphere! Located off Highway 1 in Donald, BC, our campground offers peaceful and scenic sites for guests to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Our sites are big rig friendly as we offer ... Read more
Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park

Radium Hot Springs

Enjoy modern camping in an oTENTik or plan a rustic retreat with the family. Three campgrounds on the Banff-Windermere Highway (93 south), showcase incredible views of mountain peaks, turquoise rivers and reclaimed grasslands. National Parks Pass required. Redstreak offers reservations. ... Read more
Kinbasket Lake Resort

Kinbasket Lake Resort

Golden

Nestled in hidden valley near Glacier Park and Rogers Pass rests the Kinbasket Lake Resort. Away from the urban sounds and surrounded by the serene wilderness, our resort is the ideal destination for families or friends to spend quality time with one another and nature. Enjoy fantastic views, fishin ... Read more
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