Welcoming visitors since 1926, Lake O’Hara Lodge is a backcountry hiking and skiing retreat in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Eleven kilometres from the nearest road, this truly unique, offthe-grid escape is nestled in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. The world-renowned Rocky Mountains are just steps away, offering an outdoor playground to explore the beautiful terrain through a myriad of hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing experiences. For guests interested in climbing one of the many peaks that surround the lodge, the Certified International Mountain Guides will lead you to views only seen by a handful of people. After your alpine adventure, warm-up by the roaring fire and enjoy a gourmet meal prepared with local in-season ingredients accompanied by a well-deserved glass of wine from the award winning British Columbia wine list.
With hot showers, claw foot bathtubs and thick goose down comforters to keep you warm and cozy in our beds, we have the perfect place for you to relax after an amazing day of hiking or skiing.

TYPE OF ROOMNUMBER OF ROOMSDESCRIPTION OF ROOM
Lodge Room8The historic main Lodge features eight rooms, each with two twin beds. Enjoy a soak in the claw foot tub after a long day spent exploring the outdoors.
Lakeshore Cabin11With the shores of Lake O’Hara literally at your doorstep, these cozy one bedroom cabins are the definition of a mountain retreat. A queen bed hand crafted by a local artisan is complemented by a day bed to relax and read a book. After a day in the snow, curl up under a Hudson Bay blanket on your deck and watch the mountains change as the day comes to a close.
Guide Cabin4Named for the original Swiss Guides; Aemmer, Feuz, Hasler and Sarbach brought over by the Canadian Pacific Railway, these cabins are located on a knoll which commands an impressive sweeping view of the area. A large deck, bedroom with a queen bed, sitting area with a pull down murphy bed and pull out couch, and a full bath allow couples or families to relax in comfort.

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History

Since its construction in 1926, the Lodge itself has developed a reputation for being the perfect place to get away from day-to-day distractions, be immersed in a true alpine wilderness paradise, and experience the very best in alpine accommodations all at once. When you combine the pristine mountain lake setting with our fine dining and warm friendly service, the result is an experience that is truly magical and memorable no matter what season you decide to visit, what brings you to our Lodge, or how long you stay.
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O’Hara Family

Over the past 90 years, three generations of families have looked after Lake O’Hara Lodge. The O’Hara family also extends to our staff. A team of dedicated people from across Canada and the globe, they create a welcoming experience like no other. Whether they are cooking gourmet meals, making beds or hiking the trails, they are as excited as our guests to spend time in one of nature’s great cathedrals.
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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Environmental thinking is prevalent throughout our operation and we are continually exploring opportunities which will help us to lessen our footprint. Here are some of the ways we go about protecting nature and minimizing our environmental footprint:
  • Utilize native plants and shrubs saved from the road allowance, to reclaim disturbed areas.
  • Avoid phosphorus based laundry soaps and dishwashing soaps which can be hard on aquatic environments.
  • Offer financial support to the Lake O’Hara Trails Club, which seeks to maintain the area trails and help hikers enjoy the trails responsibly.
  • Make use of LED technology in our low level path lighting as well as in our back areas of the lodge.
  • Purchase seasonal produce from local producers, minimizing the environmental costs of food transportation in addition to supporting our local economy.
  • Support our regional vineyards, which allows us to boast a wine list composed exclusively of award-winning British Columbia wines.
  • Have an extensive in-house recycling program for paper, glass, tin and plastic products to ensure nothing is wasted.
  • Support local charities through both in-kind and financial contributions.
  • Contributing financial and in-kind support for ongoing environmental research activities in conjunction with various academic and government institutions.
  • Utilize the latest membrane technology to treat our wastewater.
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