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Holidays to Field

Field started out as a depot for the Canadian Pacific Railway, which gave the settlement its name. In fact, the name doesn’t refer to anything agricultural; instead it is a tribute to Cyrus West Field who helped create the Transatlantic Telegraph Service. The area in which Field is located is nothing short of spectacular; it is set in Kicking Horse River Valley in Southeast British Columbia, in the shadow of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The village sits at the centre of Yoho National Park, a protected area established in 1885, and it plays host to the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre.

Holidays in Field provide plenty of opportunities for adventure with hiking, rock-climbing, canoeing and kayaking, white water rafting, and fishing all readily available. The area also has the best mountain biking terrain in the Rockies. With the arrival of winter, Field becomes an excellent base for skiing enthusiasts, and is within easy reach of the ski resorts at Lake Louise and Kicking Horse Mountain. Yoho National Park has an extensive network of cross-country ski routes, while snowshoeing, ice climbing, and dog sledding are also popular winter pursuits.

Various accommodation options including lodges, log cabins, hostels, bed and breakfast guesthouses, and several campsites with good facilities are available in Field and throughout Yoho National Park. The village has most things visitors will need to enjoy their Field holidays including shops, pubs, and restaurants. The village also offers the Velvet Antler Pottery Craft Workshop and Gallery, as well as the Friends of Yoho Gift Shop for those wishing to purchase local crafts. The small community of Field includes many artists and craftspeople that have made the village their home after becoming enchanted by the surroundings.

There are many breath-taking locations to explore as part of holidays to Field including Yoho Valley, Emerald Lake, Lake O'Hara, Takakkaw Falls and the natural bridge across Kicking Horse River. Along the way, hikers are likely to encounter the area’s wildlife which includes moose, elk, cougar, and possibly even a grizzly bear or two. The flowers and plants of the area are equally special, particularly in the height of summer.

The name Yoho comes from the Cree Indian expression for awe and wonder, and it is an apt description of how one feels when first seeing the wonderful landscape to be found in this area. Holidays in Field offer a unique opportunity to get back to nature and enjoy a thrilling experience that many will wish to repeat again and again.


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