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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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I don't have a bucket list, but if I did, Lake O'Hara and the Lodge would be near the top. This, according to Park Rangers we met, is one of the most glorious places in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did, Lake O'Hara and the Lodge would be near the top. This, according to Park Rangers we met, is one of the most glorious places in the Rockies for hiking and trekking. We agree. The trails are well maintained, the views spectacular, and the climbs difficult enough to make you feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My family of five visited Lake O'Hara in August 2014. I made a reservation over the phone 3 months ahead of my desired date. I used two phones to do this - the home line and my cell phone and called continuously for 90 minutes. I was very happy when I heard a lady pick up the phone. We paid... More 

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Auburndale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 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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ca
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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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Address: 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
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Yoho National Park

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