THE ROBINSON LIBRARY
|The Robinson Library >> British Columbia|
|Yoho National Park
Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Created on October 10, 1886, the park covers 507 square miles (1,313 square kilometers).
red marks the location of Yoho
The Burgess Shale Fossil Beds are some of the oldest and most significant fossil beds in the world.
Lake O'Hara is an area full of hanging valleys, jewel lakes, soaring cliffs, and sub-alpine forest trails linked by a volunteer-supported trail system.
Takakkaw Falls Tumbling 830 feet (254 meters) in one stretch and 1,260 feet (384 meters) in total, Takakkaw Falls are the highest in Canada.
Wapta Falls At 98 feet (30 meters) high and 490 feet (150 meters) wide, this is the largest waterfall on the Kicking Horse River.
Field, British Columbia Established in the 1880's as a siding for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Field is now home to almost all <200 human residents of Yoho National Park, as well as the Yoho Visitor Cenre.
Kicking Horse Pass carries the Trans-Canada Highway and Canadian Pacific Railway over the Continental Divide.
Spiral Tunnels Designed by J. E. Schwitzer and completed in 1909, the Spiral Tunnels carry the Canadian Pacific Railway over the steep and treacherous Kicking Horse Pass. Two observation points allow visitors to watch at least one of the up to 30 trains that pass through the tunnels at varying times daily.
|The Robinson Library
>> British Columbia
This page was last updated on 07/20/2018.