The best camping near Yoho National Park

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Canadian Rockies Retreat

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents150 acres · BC
Experience true seclusion in a remote, picturesque setting. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy a private, nature-filled retreat in the Canadian Rockies. With access to a creek, 3 waterfalls and a surrounding forest, this is the perfect place to escape the busyness of city life. Spend your days exploring the waterfalls and the iconic Blaeberry River! Follow the Waterfall signs to get to the first waterfall then go up the canyon to see the other ones. The Blaeberry River offers gentler rafting and paddling opportunities. There are also SUP, kayak and canoe guided tours and rentals nearby. There’s plenty of hiking, fishing, paddling and biking to enjoy. We have 3 different listings available an off-grid cabin, 2 yurts or a tent site with 3 different campsites available. We look forward to hosting you!
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Goonieland GlamperVan & Sauna Camp

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents200 acres · BC
Welcome to Goonieland. We are an off-grid Permaculture farm perched on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. We are conveniently located between Yoho and Glacier National Parks, 20 minutes from Golden BC. The sauna campground is in a meadow above our farm with epic mountain views and creeks nearby. The purpose of Goonieland is to learn, practice and teach permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and natural law, while moving towards sovereignty, intentional community, and ecosystem restoration. We open our land to our fellow freedom fighters and folks walking the road toward a regenerative future and self-responsibility. We have three family tenting sites and a glampervan with a shared wood-fired sauna! #1 Sauna Under the Stars Ample room for tents and small caravans/campers with mountain views and a shared wood-fired sauna. #2 The Glamper-Van: Our cozy glamper van has a cush bamboo mattress, laminate flooring, wood paneling, mood lighting, charging ports, and a cubic mini wood stove! A hammock, fire pit, and shared 4-person wood-fired sauna await you. As our property is accessed from the Trans-Canada Highway you will be asked to review detailed instructions on how to best approach and leave the property.
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JCB Cabins and campground

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Golden, BC
At JCB Cabins and campground, there are mountains all around you! There is a river with amazing fishing and canoe rentals only one mile away. We also have several biking and hiking trails nearby. Our property is located in Golden, BC. Sitting in the Canadian Rockies, Golden B.C. is surrounded by six of Canada’s most stunning national parks; Yoho, Glacier, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Mount Revelstoke. Use Golden as your base from which to experience the spectacular scenery, iconic hiking trails, waterfalls, lakes and heritage sites of the national parks. We look forward to hosting you!
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The best camping near Yoho National Park guide



Named after a Cree expression meaning “awe and wonder,” Yoho National Park sits on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies at the border between BC and Alberta. The relatively tiny park (1,313 km²) is bordered by Kootenay and Banff national parks and is full of waterfalls, including the iconic Takakkow Falls—Canada’s highest free-falling falls. It’s also home to rivers and glacier lakes such as Emerald Lake, where there are opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Front and backcountry camping are available, as well as Alpine Club of Canada backcountry huts. No matter where you stay, you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped mountains with access to over 400 kilometres of hiking trails.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for adventurers: Lake O’Hara Campground offers unparalleled views of the area’s blue-green alpine lake, towering mountains, and unique trail systems. You may need to book a Parks Canada shuttle to get here, and you won't have cell service.
  • Best for backpackers and hikers: The easily accessible, walk-in Takakkaw Falls Campground is a hiker’s paradise, set close to the falls as a main trailhead. It’s open from June to October on a first-come, first-served policy.
  • Best for families: Kicking Horse Campground is the largest in the park and it has some of the only reservable frontcountry sites. Choose a field site for unobstructed mountain views.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. The only reservable frontcountry campsites are Kicking Horse (open June 20 to October 14) and nearby Monarch Campground (June 20 to September 2). 
  2. Reservations begin in early January each year for all front and backcountry campsites in Yoho. Backcountry reservations and wilderness passes should be secured well in advance.
  3. Takakkaw Falls and Hoodoo Creek campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving as early as possible (around 6am) to get in line for a spot.

When to go

The park is accessible year-round, but July to September is the busy season throughout the Rocky Mountains, when you’ll need to arrive early to get a first-come, first-served site. All are usually filled by noon, and it’s, of course, especially busy on weekends and holidays. Spring in the Rockies is great if you’re looking to beat the heat, and at the end of July, the wildflowers are in full bloom. During the winter months of November through March, the park is frequented by snowshoers and cross-country skiers.

Know before you go

  • Yoho is home to abundant wildlife, so exercise safety precautions. There are large animals including grizzly and black bears, as well as lynx, wolverines, deer, cougars, mountain goats, coyotes, and over 200 species of birds.
  • Don’t miss a visit to Emerald Lake, known for its stunning jewel tone and popularity among canoers—rentals are available at the dock. Arrive before midday and take the side trails away from the parking lot to avoid tour buses and crowds.
  • Field is the nearest town, filled with local artisans, grocery options, and character homes.

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