Lake O'Hara

Yoho National Park

Reservation launch dates:


  • Online 24/7
  • By calling: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)

This sensitive alpine environment 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 area is limited to provide high-quality and meaningful experiences for visitors and maintain Lake O’Hara’s unique alpine environment.

Plan early. Reservations are required to take the bus to Lake O’Hara for day use and camping from mid-June to early October.

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. 

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.


With its spectacular scenery, unique plants and wide variety of wildlife, Lake O'Hara is not only beautiful, but fragile and sensitive to our presence. To help protect Lake O'Hara, please follow these simple steps: 

  • Respect wildlife - Do not feed or approach wildlife, and please carry bear spray. Read the Bears and People brochure for more information about bear safety.
  • Leave no trace - Be sure to pack out all garbage including food waste, diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins and toilet paper.
  • Stay on the trails - This helps minimize trail braiding, trampling and erosion.
  • Let it be - Please leave natural and historical objects in their natural setting for others to discover and enjoy.  
  • Respect these warnings, closures and seasonal restrictions. Research has identified important grizzly bear habitat and a regional wildlife corridor in the area
  • Be safe - As always, your safety is your responsibility.

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