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Lake O'Hara Campground
Reviewed May 31, 2011

For people who like roughing it, this campground is not for you. You get to take all your gear on the bus, there are wood stoves and toilets in the outhouses. Because you don't have to walk in, there are lots of families. Of course, the kids have a limited appreciation for the great outdoors and are just as happy to play "kick the can" or "tag" in the tent sites. The mosquitoes can be horrendous - hope for freezing nights or bring nets for your face.
Mornings are often lovely - it's cool and quiet and you can get up and out early to enjoy what we're all really there for: the superb mountain scenery and pristine lakes.

Options in order of cost: lodge (hugely expensive), B & B in town then take a bus in and out (need 3 day minimum booking), huts (good luck getting in - lottery system). I've been surprised at how difficult it is to book the bus this year.

One further warning: you can get everything booked, and all your gear in order, then arrive when it's pouring rain - no views and difficult scrambling. (consolation is there are no mosquitoes). But if the weather holds - you will enjoy the most marvellous hiking in the world.

Room Tip: Call 3 months in advance to the day.
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  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2006

the campsites are crammed together, and the day is long in the summer. people let their kids run wild so it is impossible to sleep. no picnic tables near tents (for bear control) but it is hard to get a spot at the group tables. beware there are no flush toilets, only pits. the mosquitos were absolutely awful in july- there is no escape. i got hundreds of bites even though i covered up, used bug spray and stayed in the tent as much as possible when in the campground.
the setting is beautiful and big mountains and glaciers are easily visible. le relais snack bar has excellent tasty treats. the hiking in the lake ohara region is incomparable. next time, though, i will stay at the lodge!

5  Thank poona
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Reviewed March 14, 2009
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  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Address: Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Yoho National Park
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Ranked #6 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Yoho National Park
Number of rooms: 30

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