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Lake O' Hara

Access from 11-km Lake O'Hara Fire Rd. off Lake Louis-Great Divide Dr., Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6433
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Tough system, Spectacular place

I was fortunate to get bus tickets in the few seconds they were available on April 20th. We had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dhj16
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Olathe, Kansas
A gem

I spent 4 days here at Elizabeth Parker Hut with my husband. You can either reserve a bus ahead of... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
HopeCanada
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Canada
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Access from 11-km Lake O'Hara Fire Rd. off Lake Louis-Great Divide Dr., Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate to get bus tickets in the few seconds they were available on April 20th. We had tried unsuccessfully for several days to get camping permits by phone. We felt very lucky to get bus passes knowing how many people wanted to be...More

1  Thank dhj16
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

I spent 4 days here at Elizabeth Parker Hut with my husband. You can either reserve a bus ahead of time or hike in. I wouldn’t recommend walking in. There is a parking lot off the Trans Canada Highway. This is where the 12 km...More

2  Thank HopeCanada
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We were fortunate to score bus tickets up to the lake. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The lake itself is very pretty and flanked by great mountains and waterfalls and there are a ton of great hikes to choose from. That said, people...More

1  Thank darwinmoore
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Incredible place. Simply incredible. Everything I was told about it was true. It all began with the registration process, 3 months in advance. Tip: try to do it from several computers simultaneously, with a very good data connection. Some need to go for the early...More

4  Thank wisniak
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We were fortunate to have reserved three spaces online for the 10:30 a.m. bus on June 21 (see my review dated April 20,2017). We arrived at about 10:15, which was in plenty of time to check in and board. Approximately 15 people were allowed onto...More

4  Thank InsideScooper
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

I guess you could say magnificent, amazing, beautiful and 100 other descriptions. The Missus and scored bus tickets through a cancellation after failing two years to get a reservation. We chose to take the trail to Lake Oesa, and what a good choice it was!...More

2  Thank Dogtooth1947
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

We planned our Canadian Rockies trip about 2 months before our travel date (August) so we were unable to get the limited daily bus tickets to go up to Lake O'Hara. We go there early hoping that maybe some people won't show up but to...More

1  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Hiked there Aug 8 2017. I was prepared on Apr 20 2017 morning to book 6 tickets for the day use shuttle for our family (my parents, me and hubby, and our kids age 2 and 4). In 5 seconds all the tickets are gone!!!...More

1  Thank Yinxin Z
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I wrote a review back in April about how horrible the reservation system was, but with some persistence we were able to reserve a campground site which came with a shuttle pass!! I was devastated we couldn't get the shuttle but so happy after 4...More

1  Thank Scott B
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is one of those gems that perhaps I should not spread the word as it is already hard to get reservation. It is blessing and curse, with limiting access and keeping it from hoards of tourists, but it is also hard to get access...More

3  Thank Waldi12
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marabosc
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Adamsjc | Reviewed this property |
Would of loved to have helped but I'm working. Sorry. Hope you find someone.
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Kyle F
August 8, 2017|
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Response from MaddyMummy | Reviewed this property |
There was no issue with space. Campers also go up on the bus with their camping equipment.
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Jackie P
July 10, 2017|
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Response from InsideScooper | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion is to call either Parks Canada in the area or the lodge at Lake O'Hara.
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