Summer - Historic log cabin in the meadows of Lake O'Hara
Summer at Lake O’Hara. Photo by Barbara Budenz
The Lake O’Hara area, with its sublime alpine lakes and scenery,
amazing network of hiking trails and alpine routes is rightfully famous
around the world as a hiker’s paradise.
The Elizabeth Parker (EP)
Hut is located in a beautiful alpine meadow 500 metres from the shores
of Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park. This is one of the most accessible
ACC huts and is very popular.
The Lake O’Hara area is a sensitive
alpine area and Parks Canada has implemented a quota system to limit
use and protect the area. Access to the Lake in the summer months is via
a Parks Canada bus, which you can book through the ACC if you’re
staying at the hut.
Note: Due to high demand, the EP Hut is booked by lottery during the summer months. Details on the lottery are found here. High season rates apply in the summer months while the bus is running.
A Parks Canada Wilderness Pass is required for all backcountry overnights in National Parks. This Pass can be purchased at the time of booking this hut.