A fine day out!
We spent two nights at the Laughing Falls back country campsite in the heart of Yoho national park. The trail to the campsite starts from the Takakkaw Falls car park. Before starting off, the falls are well worth a visit. The 254m falls are a 'magnificent' explosion of tumbling white water and spray and only a 15 minute walk across a bridge from the car park.
It is a 5km hike along a well maintained forest trail to the campsite. The camp facilities include 8 tent pads, 4 picnic tables, 1 outhouse with a long drop toilet and no toilet roll, 1 bear pole, a fast running mountain stream for water, an icy cold waterfall for showers and foot baths, cheeky, chattering squirrels and serenity. Since there are bears in the park all food smelling items need to be packed into bags and hung on the bear pole and you should pack bear spray.