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.