Yoho National Park was formed in 1886 in British Columbia in the Rocky Mountains on the border of the Great Watershed, west of Alberta. The name of the park was from the exclamation of the Indians of Cree.
In the east, Yoho borders on Banff National Park, in the south - on the Koutenay National Park. Together with them, as well as with Jasper National Park and three provincial parks (Mount Robson, Mount Essiniboine, Humber), the Canadian Rockies are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Yoho Square is 1313 km², the smallest of the four national parks.
The park is located in mountainous terrain with a large difference in altitude, from glaciers on the tops of mountains (Goodsir, Stephen, President, Vice-President, Burgess) to numerous lakes (Emerald, O \ 'Hara, etc.), waterfalls (including the second the height in Canada of Takakkau Falls) in the valleys, as well as with canyons and limestone caves. Fossils are common.