We did few short hikes to four magnificent places in Yoho National park. It was amazing to see Wapta Falls and Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge that is formed from eroded rocks. Rain made this trek even more beautiful though tricky and muddy to walk thru. Also, got to see Canadian version of the "rain forest" at Emerald Lake. As you can see from it's description below, all the rains and moisture lead to unique flora in the region. It is also quite a tourist hot-spot for Western Canada, so only when we go away from the entrance and walk on trails, that we get to experience it's pristine beauty!
(Reference- from Wikipedia)
Wapta Falls: It is the largest waterfall of the Kicking Horse River, at about 30 meters (98 ft) high and 150 meters (490 ft) wide. Wapta in Nakoda (native Indian) means "river".
Takakkaw Falls: "Takakkaw", loosely translated from Cree, means something like "it is magnificent". The falls are fed by the Daly Glacier, which is part of the Waputik Icefield. Its highest point is 302 meters (991 ft) from its base, making it the 45th tallest waterfall in eastern British Columbia.
Natural Bridge: Natural Bridge is an impressive natural rock formation that spans the flow of the Kicking Horse River west of Field, where the slower-moving waters from the Field valley flats begin their descent through a canyon to be joined by the Amiskwi River.
Emerald Lake: The lake is enclosed by mountains of the President Range, as well as Mount Burgess and Wapta Mountain. This basin traps storms, causing frequent rain in summer and heavy snowfalls in winter. This influx of moisture works with the lake's low elevation to produce a unique selection of flora.