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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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Lake O'Hara is definitely worth the trip and offers wonderful hiking trails around the lake and mountains. The scenery is amazing! We loved going around the lake and noticed how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
seetheworld2014
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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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466 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Lake O'Hara is definitely worth the trip and offers wonderful hiking trails around the lake and mountains. The scenery is amazing! We loved going around the lake and noticed how peaceful it was even after a bus load of us got off to begin our day of hiking. Yes, reservations must be made ahead of time and they fill up... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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97 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Though the Canadian Rockies are dotted with the most stunning lakes, I fell in love completely with Lake O'Hara in the Yoho National Park. May be it was the difficulty of reaching it (pre-booking through Parks Canada etc.) or the cold even on an August morning, which I braved to reach there, this green lake was truly mesmerizing. The walk... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

For my husband and I, Lake O'Hara was the most beautiful lake in the Rockies. You have to have a bus reservation to get to the Lake; otherwise you can walk uphill 6.8 miles to get there. You make your reservation online at the Parks Canada website. This year was the first year that you could reserve a spot online;... More 

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Seattle
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135 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

If you love hiking, visiting Lake O’Hara is the priority of a lifetime. The hikes are amazing, the trails are pristine, and Parks Canada restricts numbers of visitors so the crowds are low. Beware that this special place is infectious; once you’ve had a dose of Lake O’Hara, it’s tough to settle for anything else. However you get there, it’s... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

One of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen. We had to walk to it because we forgot to make a reservation for the bus there but it was totally worth it.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I don't know how my wife heard about Lake O'Hara, but I'm glad that she did! Three (or four?) months before we went, I was on the phone, trying to get camping reservations for Lake O'Hara - and we scored for two nights! We were almost late for the school bus ride into the campground, not realizing that the clocks... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is probably the most beautiful hike that I have ever done! It is so worth it to wake up early the months in advance to get a spot on the shuttle (especially because if you don't the only other way in is hiking the 11km uphill road). There are many options for the paths that you take ranging from... More 

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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you are planning to visit Yoho National Park, do yourself a favor and signup for bus access into this part of the park. The scenery is breathtaking and the hikes are too. This is not a part of the park for the faint of heart. The alpine circuit can be grueling and taxing, but the effort it takes to... More 

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New Albany, Indiana
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

You must book online for the limited spots day spots on the bus to Lake O’Hara (campers are not in the same pool). The tickets went on sale this year (for the first time online, Parks Canada website) on April 20 at 5 am MDT (which was 7 am for me) I had logged in and was ready at 7... More 

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Dudley, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This lake has many fantastic reviews and my experience was that the reviews are not exaggerating. There are just as many mentions of how difficult it is to get a place on the day visit bus. This year was the first time that bookings could be done online. The site opened on the first day at 04:00 local time. This... More 

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