The Spiral Tunnels celebrated its 100th anniversary in year 2009! This engineering marvel is important to tourism in Yoho National Park and is a vital link for the Canadian Pacific Railway. There are two viewpoints where you can safely watch trains and learn more about the Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site of Canada. Check below for driving direction, as well as viewing locations and train schedule.
Viewpoints & Schedule for Spiral Tunnels
On average, 25 to 30 trains pass through the Spiral Tunnels daily, though not on a regular schedule.
- From the viewpoint 7.4-km east of Field on the Trans-Canada Highway, you can see the Lower Spiral Tunnel in Mt. Ogden.
- The Upper Spiral Tunnel in Cathedral Mountain can be seen from the pull-off 2.3-km up the Yoho Valley Road.
Click here for more info / history / background of the Spiral Tunnels.
Exact location of Spiral Tunnels is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).
Park Canada Map in pdf