Yoho National Park is British Columbia's sister to Alberta's Banff National Park, a world heritage site, on the western side of the continental divide that separates the two provinces. It is about 2½ hours' drive west of Calgary, Alberta. Yoho is Canada's second protected area.
Yoho National Park is in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide of the Americas in southeastern British Columbia. Yoho NP is bordered by Kootenay National Park on the southern side and Banff National Park on the eastern side in Alberta. The name Yoho comes from the Cree word for "awe and wonder".
The park is on the western side of the continental divide and offers a number of geological sites of interest. Within the park is Burgess Shale Formation contains the fossilized remains of many marine animal species.