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Lake O' Hara

Access from 11-km (7-mi) Lake O'Hara Fire Rd. off Lake Louis-Great Divide Dr. | Yoho National Park, Canadian Rockies, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 1,805 Attractions in British Columbia
Type: Bodies of Water
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

WOW! this must be one of the most beautiful places anyone can go? Every view is like a picture postcard, one more amazing than the next. It really is out of this world and I can now understand why it is so hard to get to and so popular. We couldn't get bus tickets so turned up before 7am for... More

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Calgary, Canada
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36 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have done many hikes in the rockies but this is probably the most beautiful, in fact I think the Lake O'Hara area is one of the most gorgeous places anywhere. The trails are amazingly done as well, there are hikes for all abilities. We did 2 hikes plus the lakeshore trail. First we did the hike to Lake Oesa... More

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've you've come this far you probably know all about how to get tickets for the bus to visit Lake O'Hara, but if not here is a link that will allow you to find all the information you need: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/yoho/natcul/ohara/visit.aspx What I struggled to find on the forum and also from a variety of websites, maps, and trail guides was... More

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Field, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lake O'Hara is nice but if you just see that, you're ripping yourself off. Lake Oesa, Lake McArthur and the Opabin Plateau are amazing areas to see and increases your odds of seeing Pikas, Marmots and wild flowers. Also, don't forget to have a piece of carrot cake at the day shelter!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

While I was doing my research for this Canadian Rockies vacation, I saw photos of Lake McArthur. I tell myself this is the place I must go see. It’s the most beautiful lake I have seen from all the photos that are posted on Trip Advisor. The reservation is not easy to make. I called 3 months before our trip... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is worth the effort in advance to see these lakes! Plan on spending a morning 3 months in advance to obtain bus tickets. You won't be disappointed. This was our second trip ... luckily! The first time we went the Wiwaky Gap which takes you above Lakes O'hara and Oesa and a view that is amazing. This trip we... More

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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

There really are many great lakes to visit but Lake O'Hara is the jewel and a must see. This time I got to see it in a beautiful sunny day (last time I was there 4 years ago it was cold and snowing, but it turned out one of the most amazing days ever!). Since the amount of visitors per... More

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

WHITOUT A RESERVATION, We arrived at 7:30am at the parking lot and went right away to the bus stop. At 08:20am the warden arrived and every place on bus was reserved. But when I told them that I was camping, they said OK hop in! I guess they have reserved places on bus for people who camp whitout a reservation.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The most beautiful and peaceful place. Due to the restriction of visitors, you are away of crowd and distractions. Make sure you visit the lake early morning so you can see the calm water like a pure mirror. The difficult part is making reservation, I know some people made over 100 calls, but it is wrathful. If you only have... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you are reading this and have not been...you must GO NOW! Stunning trails, animals abound, and a lovely campground and lodge. The alpine circuit can be rough even in early summer, but none the less amazing. I cannot say enough about this place...had I died doing the Huber ledges, I doubt I would have cared!

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