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Field is a cozy mountain village located in Yoho National Park within the Canadian Rockies in Canada.

Mount Field

The town served as a base for workers on the Canadian Pacific Railway in its early days, and now hosts a small community of about 170, in addition to hosting the Yoho Park administration building and a number of quaint gift shops, restaurants, and small accommodations.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Field is a 2½-hour drive west of Calgary along Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) through Banff National Park, passing Banff and Lake Louise along the way. Field can also be reached along the Trans-Canada Highway from Vancouver to the west.

Get around[edit]


  • Spiral Tunnel - about 10 minutes from the small town of Field. Catch the Trans-Canada train spiralling through the mountain around 2PM.
Takakkaw Falls
  • 1 Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Valley Road (east of Field). The second tallest waterfall in Canada, 45 minutes from Field in Yoho National Park. The falls are a short walk from the carpark. Takakkaw Falls (Q572771) on Wikidata Takakkaw Falls on Wikipedia




View from the footbridge at Yoho
  • Truffle Pigs Cafe, 100 Centre St. Daily 8AM-11PM, no food service after 9PM.
  • Kicking Horse Lodge Restaurant.
  • Cathedral Mountain Lodge.
  • Mount Burgess Dining Room & Cilantro's, 1 Emerald Lake Road, +1 250-343-6321. Dining room open year-round (7AM-11AM, 6PM-8:30PM - F Sa until 9:30PM). Cilantro's Bistro in summer only (11AM-9PM).
  • Chercher La Vache Cafe, 316 Steven Ave, +1-250-343-6336. 8AM-late, kitchen closes at 9PM. A great little cafe with amazing food. Some nights have live music. Has free wireless Internet and a patio. Doubles as the coffee shop, corner store, liquor store and souvenir shop. Many of the staff speak French.


Have a drink in the sunshine on the patio at the Truffle Pigs Cafe or Kicking Horse Lodge (Su–Th 11AM–10PM, F Sa 11AM–11PM).


Go next[edit]

Routes through Field
KamloopsGolden  W  E  Lake Louise (in Banff NP) → Banff

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