Kicking Horse Campground is the largest campground in Yoho National Park. This scenic campground offers riverside sites, a variety of secluded treed sites & an open meadow that offers stunning views of Cathedral Mountain.
Its central location provides the perfect opportunity for exploring Yoho. Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge (above photo), Takakkaw Falls & Spiral Tunnels are all within close proximity. Two short walking trails originate within the campground.
Basic amenities are available in the nearby town of Field. Taxes included in rates.
Months of operation for this campground are May through October.
The Kicking Horse Campground operates as a first-come, first-serve campsite and they also accept site-specific reservations for certain sites. A National Park pass is required.
What to See and Do in Yoho National Park:
Summer: Hiking, backpacking, camping, sightseeing, picnicking, rafting, paddling, cycling, climbing, fishing. Wildlife viewing – black bears, elk, deer, moose, mountain goats, pikas, coyotes, wolves, owls, snowshoe hares, marmots, ground squirrels, summer birds including bald and golden eagles, songbirds, ducks, geese and hawks.
Fall: Late season hiking and backpacking until early October, larch viewing/hiking at Lake O’Hara, sightseeing and nature walks at low elevations. Wildlife viewing – black and grizzly bears, elk (in rut), deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, owls, snowshoe hares, migratory birds.
Winter: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sightseeing, ice climbing. Wildlife viewing – elk, deer, moose, coyotes, chickadees, dippers, grosbeaks.
Spring: Late season ski touring and snowshoeing, sightseeing, bird watching, nature walks at low elevations and in the western part of the park. Wildlife viewing – black and grizzly bears, elk, deer, moose, mountain goats, coyotes, wolves, owls, migratory birds including bald and golden eagles, harlequin ducks, songbirds and hawks.