Lake O’Hara Day Hikes

We will hike the Alpine Circuit Loop which is 9 km with 470 metres of elevation. We will be on the trail about 4-5 hours.

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About this trip

Lake O’Hara has restricted access due to its fragile alpine environment, with a limited number of hikers permitted daily. Parks Canada has allowed for 5 seats to be saved daily on the 10:30 bus for guided parties. I have a national park business license and I am able to book these reserved seats.

My plan is to hike one of The Alpine Circuit Loops. The distance is 9 km and the elevation gain is 450 m. There are also low level hikes for those interested to Lake MacArthur and Cathedral Lakes. Please contact me before April 1, if you are interested, to reserve your spot either as a solo hiker or as a group of 4.

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Andrea Petzold

ACMG Hiking & Snowshoe Guide

I am a certified Hiking Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides with plenty of good stories to tell about our natural history and geology. I'm looking forward to it all!