- 2012 -
We stayed at: Arkle House
:::.. B&B Canada
This year, this part of the Rockies had a late spring, followed by a wet season; consequently most of the alpine flora was still in bloom and the fire hazard was kept to a low or moderate level.
On Friday July 20, a day before our arrival, the Trans-Canada Highway was closed in both direction due to a mudslide just west of Banff. It was eventually cleared by 1:30 Saturday morning.
The local newspaper [Banff Crag & Canyon; Wednesday, July 25, 2012] reported that traffic was backed up for hours. Nobody could get through the park gates unless you were a resident or had "confirmed hotel or campsite reservations".
:::.. Banff National Park
The village of Field dates from 1884 when the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway reached this point. It was named after Cyrus W. Field, promoter of the Trans-Atlantic cable, who visited the area. The present site was surveyed in 1904 after the north side of the village was destroyed by an avalanche off Mt. Burgess.
Yoho National Park was named as such by Deville and it means "wonder, astonishment" in Cree Indian.
:::... A TRAVEL GUIDE TO FIELD
:::... Reservation Day Bus Only to Lake O'Hara (as of 2020)