This Yoho National Park Poster is a unique tribute to the WPA posters that were created in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The WPA posters were originally constructed as a government initiative to generate interest in the national parks and improve park attendance.
We have designed WPA Style National Park Posters featuring all 59 American National Parks & other sites to celebrate the diverse natural beauty and to encourage you to reflect on the rich history and immense beauty that each national park has to offer. We hope to inspire you to find your park and travel to the stunning landscapes. Collect them all as you visit each national park and commemorate your unforgettable experience.
During the Palliser Expedition's explorations of the West in 1858, expedition forerunner, James Hector, was kicked in the chest by a horse and stunned. He later named the nearby mountain pass Kicking Horse Pass. It is now the eastern gateway to Yoho National Park.
The Canadian Pacific Railway, whose transcontinental route traveled through the pass, built a luxury hotel and restaurant at the base of Mount Stephen to avoid pushing heavy dining cars up the mountain. This laid the groundwork for creating Mount Stephen reserve, renamed in 1901 as Yoho National Park. In 1909, the construction of the Spiral Tunnels reduced the steep and dangerous railway grade and left behind an engineering feat that visitors can still admire today.
With its 28 peaks soaring above 3,000 meters, numerous waterfalls, and world-renowned fossil beds it is no surprise Yoho was named for a Cree expression meaning “awe and wonder.”
Our WPA Style National Park Posters are printed with Archival Inks on the highest quality 232 GSM Acid-Free Archival Matte Paper giving this print a truly smooth and non-reflective surface perfect in any lighting conditions and perfect to commemorate your unforgettable experience in each unique National Park.
Print size can be customized. Contact us with your request.
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