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Field
The Village of Field, population 300, is located near the border with the province of Alberta approximately 210 km (130 miles) east from Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1. Situated in the Rocky Mountains and within the boundaries of Yoho National Park, Field has some spectacular scenery to see.

Mount Stephen
Just driving past Field and gazing at Mount Stephen is breathtaking. This mountain has been the subject of many postcards dating back to the early 1900's.

"Spiral Tunnels"
Historically, Field played an important role for the Canadian Pacific Railroad Company. The CPR built the famous "Spiral Tunnels," a set of tunnels that go through Mount Ogden and the Cathedral Crags. Visit the lookout point that views this engineering marvel.

Eco-tourism
Field now plays an important part for the eco-tourism industry around Yoho National Park. Various guides, accommodations and resorts exist around Field. Check out the Yoho National Park Service and administration building located at the entrance of Field. There are lots of information and driving directions available.

Yoho National Park
Some sports in Yoho National Park for you to do include, fishing, hiking, back-country skiing, plus rock and ice-climbing opportunities. For those who love hiking, there seems to be a never-ending supply of trails.

Takkakaw Falls
Hike into Takkakaw Falls, Canada's second-highest waterfall. This 254-meter (833 foot) high waterfall is totally awesome. Another marvel is the "Natural Bridge," this is where the Kicking Horse River has eroded solid rock, creating a natural bridge.

"The Great Divide"
Other noteworthy sites to see include Lake O'Hara, Wapata Falls and Emerald Lake. Also, check out "The Great Divide,"; this is the point where the Continental Divide decides the water flow for the many rivers and creeks in the area.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

Information on Field

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Yoho National Park

 

 

Map of Field, BC, Yoho National Park
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Photo of Field and Mount Stephen
Field and Mount Stephen

 

View of Field from the East
Kicking Horse River Valley

 
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