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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.