Coronavirus (COVID-19): All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice.

This unparalleled hidden gem is home to exquisite hanging valleys, jewel-blue lakes and breathtaking vistas. An excellent trail network for the region is maintained by the Lake O’Hara Trails Club and Parks Canada. Access to this sensitive alpine area is limited to provide high-quality and meaningful experiences for visitors and maintain Lake O’Hara’s unique alpine environment. Plan early - reservation access for bus and camping has recently changed.

Plan a trip

There are four ways to visit the Lake O'Hara area. Find everything you need to know to plan your best Lake O’Hara trip. Reservations are required, learn how to book your trip. 

Book a day trip (bus only)

Day use reservations for the Lake O'Hara 2020 shuttle bus season will now be made through a random draw system. Entry period will be February 1 to 29, 2020.

Book an overnight stay (bus and campsite)

Camping reservations have changed. Reservations for the entire 2020 camping season open January 24, 2020 at 8 am MST and will be available to book online or by telephone through Parks Canada’s reservation system on a first-come first-serve reservation model.

Bus schedule

Both day trips and overnight adventures to Lake O'Hara begin by bus. Bus travel must be secured in advance.

Trail descriptions

Lake O’Hara is a collection of exquisite lakes and hanging valleys linked by a well-marked and well-maintained trail network.

Le Relais

The Lake O'Hara Trails Club operates Le Relais during the hiking season in cooperation with Lake O’Hara Lodge.