Friends of Yoho Society Yoho National Park


Friends of Yoho

Some of our projects

  • Restoration of Deer Lodge Cabin, Yoho National Park’s first backcountry warden patrol cabin, built in 1904
  • Secured funding to assist with the construction of the new Spiral Tunnels Observation Deck
  • Provided funds for the purchase of a Telonics Intrusion System to help with the monitoring of the Walcott Quarry
  • Had a Burgess Shale display cabinet built for the Yoho Visitor Centre
  • Commissioned the production of a Spiral tunnel train model that is installed in the Yoho information centre
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Burgess Shale display cabinet
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Spiral tunnel train model
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Telonics Intrusion System at the
Walcott Quarry Fossil Beds
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Deer Lodge Cabin, built in 1904

Commemorative Bench Program

Program is currently under review, please check back periodically for updates.

Commemorative Bench

The Friends of Yoho National Park provide a means for individuals, businesses or organizations to honour the memory of a friend or loved one and/or to celebrate their connection with Yoho National Park.

Commemorative benches may not be used for advertising and other business promotion; however businesses may purchase a commemorative bench to commemorate an employee or other individual.

The inscription on commemorative plaques is subject to the approval of the Friends of Yoho National Park and Parks Canada, and will not contain corporate/business logos.
Final bench locations are also subject to approval by Parks Canada.

The cost for a standard 4’ log bench with a cast bronze plaque is $4,000.00; but does include delivery, installation and maintenance for 10 years.

Funds raised by the Friends of Yoho are used to support Parks Canada’s mandate for the protection, preservation and interpretation of natural and cultural resources in Yoho National Park.

Donations to the Friends of Yoho are tax deductible and income tax receipts are issued for each individual donation.

While the commemorative bench program is promoted and available year round, the installation of benches will take place only between June and late September. It will take approximately six to eight weeks from the date the order is placed and a 50% deposit is received, before the bench is installed.

For more information please contact us

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