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All Of Lake Oesa In One Shot

Lake Oesa Hike in Yoho National Park, BC

The hike to magnificent Lake Oesa from Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park is short, easy and family-friendly. It rewards with incredible mountain scenery and a turquoise-coloured lake in a spectacular mountain setting. It's a straight forward 6.6 km (4.1 mile) round trip hike to Lake Oesa with only 240 m of elevation gain - providing of course you start at Lake O'Hara and you haven't had to walk in from the parking lot. But…

Precariously Perched Abbott Pass Hut

Hike to Abbott Pass Hut on the AB-BC Border

I was invited by the media group representing Travel Alberta to join a group on a two day combination hike to Abbott Pass Hut on the Alberta - BC border. Their goal was to produce a three to four minute video of the journey for the Travel Alberta website for release later in the fall. Part of the hike to Abbott Pass is a serious scree climb and the hut is precariously through beautifully situated. …

Great Views Of Takkakaw Falls From The Iceline Trail

Iceline Trail Hike in Yoho National Park

The spectacular Iceline Trail located near Field, British Columbia in Yoho National Park joins the my list of all time favorite hikes. High impact scenery on the trail is the name of the game - almost from start to finish. The only downside is that it's a popular trail especially on a weekend, so don't go expecting solitude. Iceline Trail hiking options You can do what I did and complete a loop over a couple…

Location Of Stanley Mitchell Hut

Stanley Mitchell Hut via the Yoho Valley Trail

The Stanley Mitchell Hut in Yoho National Park is the gateway to some fabulous fabulous backcountry hiking. It's easiest to access by hiking the Yoho Valley Trail from the Takakkaw Falls parking lot. Your other option is doing it via the Iceline Trail but that requires more effort. The Stanley Mitchell Hut - as you'll see when you scroll down, provides a dry roof over your head but in summer when it's busy, be prepared…

Emerald Lake In Summer

Things to Do in Yoho National Park, BC

Interested in what things you can do in Yoho National Park? This Canadian Rocky Mountain Park is one of the four contiguous national parks in the Rockies that received UNESCO status in 1984. Yoho National Park is located between Golden, British Columbia and Lake Louise, Alberta. The park which has been around since 1886, sits entirely in British Columbia, with a visitor centre located just outside the pretty town of Field. Yoho National Park is…

On A Bluebird Day The Skiing Around Lake Ohara Lodge Is Sublime

Lake OHara Lodge Over a Winter Weekend

A weekend at Lake OHara Lodge in Yoho National Park is the perfect prescription to chase any winter blues you might have away. Lake OHara Lodge first showed up on my radar screen after reading an article several years ago in the Globe and Mail titled Our Favourite Places. The photo and the description of the lodge and surrounding area stayed with me; and now after spending two nights up at Lake OHara Lodge, I…

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