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n Yoho Na­tional Park boasts tow­er­ing rock walls, spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter­falls and 28 peaks more than 3,000 me­tres in height. The word Yoho is a Cree ex­pres­sion of awe and won­der.

Be­sides the in­cred­i­ble Burgess Shale fos­sil beds, the park fea­tures many other points of in­ter­est, in­clud­ing Kick­ing Horse Pass Na­tional His­toric Site. Ac­cord­ing to Parks Canada, the steep, nar­row pass shep­herds the Tran­sCanada High­way and the Cana­dian Pa­cific Rail­way across the Con­ti­nen­tal Di­vide. The route was cho­sen in the 1870s for its prox­im­ity to the U.S. bor­der and the Pa­cific Ocean. It brought B.C. into Con­fed­er­a­tion and con­nected Canada with Pa­cific ports when the na­tion was new.

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