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Col de Yellowhead
Col de Yellowhead

Col de Yellowhead

Highway #16 West, Kilometer 9.5, Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Infos pratiques

De Jasper, prenez l'autoroute 16 ouest; la plaque commémorative du col Yellowhead est située du côté nord de l'autoroute au kilomètre 9,5. La plaque se trouve dans un grand couloir de véhicule avec une bonne vue sur le col Yellowhead à l'ouest.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Yellowhead Pass is the second-lowest highway pass in the Canadian Rockies and its 3,711-foot (1,131-meter) elevation makes it one of the easiest gateways into the range.
  • Drive slow—wildlife is common along the roadway.
  • The pass straddles the border between British Columbia and Alberta and the transition from pacific time to mountain time.
  • Have your camera ready, the photo opportunities are the highlight of the stop.
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How to Get There

The pass is located within Jasper National Park, 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) west of Jasper on Highway 16. You can visit on your own or pass through on a group tour or passenger train. Choose a train or group tour if you want to enjoy the views without worrying about keeping an eye on the road.

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When to Get There

While the most popular time to visit the area is in the summer, well-maintained roads and the relatively low elevation of the pass makes it accessible year-round.

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Wildcard

Top Attractions Near Yellowhead Pass The numerous outdoor attractions along Yellowhead Highway make the pass just one of the many places travelers are likely to pull off the road. East of the pass, you can explore Jasper National Park. There, just off the highway, you can find countless scenic overlooks, lakes, and hiking trails. West of the pass, don’t miss the chance to explore the trails and photo opportunities of Mount Robson.

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