I was born in Calgary, Alberta. Banff and the Canadian Rockies are my back yard.
When people ask me to name the most beautiful location of all, I tell them Lake O’Hara.
Getting a reservation to camp in Lake O’Hara is difficult. The few tent sites very much in demand.
Lake O’Hara Reservations must be made starting 8am Mountain Standard Time 3 months (not 90 days) before you want to camp.
If you wanted to Camp Aug 10,11,12 you’d telephone May 10th at 8am. For example.
When you call, please have the following information ready:
Day or dates requested: maximum of 3 nights for camping
Number of people: maximum of 6 people per party for day use
Number of campsites: maximum of 2 sites per party and 1 tent per site
Preferred in-going bus time: reservations are not required for an outgoing bus
Mastercard, Visa, or American Express number: all fees are collected at the time of booking
The much more expensive Lake O’Hara Lodge and cabins are an alternative.
Elizabeth Parker Hut is another alternative. Available only by lottery, a year in advance of your stay.