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Address: Access from 11-km (7-mi) Lake O'Hara Fire Rd. off Lake Louis-Great Divide Dr., Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-343-6433
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A Bucket List Must-Have for Everyone

This is the kind of place that everyone should see with their own eyes at least once in their lifetime. Especially if you're travelling to the Lake Louise area - this is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Auburndale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Your bus reservation service for lake O'hara was the worst this year. I have ten days in August to choose from. Nothing! At 7:20am eastern, the entire summer was gone. Wow! I love the Canada National Park system and your help that you give. But, this has left me with a very unsavory taste in my mouth. Wish I could... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is the kind of place that everyone should see with their own eyes at least once in their lifetime. Especially if you're travelling to the Lake Louise area - this is the hidden gem on the other side of Mt Victoria (the iconic glacier at the back of Lake Louise). As a photographer, this whole area is what I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Due to the fragility of Lake O'Hara's alpine environment, the lake is only reachable by bus ride which can be booked 3 months in advance and we managed to secure our seats on the last day of 2014, to visit this hidden gem in Canadian Rockies. The scenery surrounding Lake O' Hara is simply breathtaking. There are many hiking trails... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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Bern
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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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