Fed by the Wapta Icefield in the far north of the park, the Yoho River flows through the narrow Yoho Valley, dropping more than 200 meters in the last kilometer before its confluence with the Kicking Horse River. The word Yoho is the Cree word expressing awe. This 1313 sq. km (507 sq. miles) national park is filled with gem coloured glacial lakes and waterfalls, snow-covered peaks and dense forests of western red cedar and western hemlock. The park is located on the western range of the Rocky Mountains and borders on the Banff and Kootenay National Parks.