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Yoho covers 1,313 kmÂ˛ (507 miÂ˛) and it is the smallest of the four contiguous national parks (NP). Yoho, together with Jasper NP, Kootenay NP and Banff NP, along with three British Columbia provincial parksâ€”Hamber Provincial Park, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, and Mount Robson Provincial Parkâ€”form the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. The park's administrative and visitor centre are located in the town of Field, British Columbia, beside the Trans-Canada Highway.
The contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, as well as the Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
The Kicking Horse River, a Canadian Heritage river, originates in the Wapta and Waputik icefields in the park. This river has created a natural bridge through solid rock. This formation is located 3 km west of Field, accessible from the road to Emerald Lake.
The Canadian Rockies consist of sedimentary rock, with numerous fossil deposits. In particular, the Burgess Shale, located in Yoho National Park, has among the world's richest deposits of rare fossils. The Burgess Shale was discovered in 1909 by Charles Doolittle Walcott. In the southeastern corner of the park is an igneous intrusion known as the Ice River Complex containing deposits of sodalite, an ornamental stone.
Mount Burgess 2,599m (8,527 ft) is a frequently climbed mountain. For 17 years it was featured on the Canadian ten-dollar bill.
Mount Stephen 3,199m (10,496 ft) is the tallest of the four mountains that surround the town of Field, British Columbia. A portion of the Burgess Shale fossils were discovered on Mount Stephen.
The President 3,138m (10,296 ft)
The Vice President 3,077m (10,095 ft)
Mount Goodsir 3,567m (11,703 ft)
Mount Balfour 3,272m (10,735 ft.)
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