Explore the most popular birding trails near Columbia-Shuswap with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Stunning views of peaks!!! I came across wild flowers, lakes, creeks, waterfalls, and may even hear and see small avalanches. My most favorite hike in Banff and Yoho Park. It opens first week of July. If you could not reserve the bus ride it’s worth to walk the distance!

4 months ago

Beautiful short hike. Only takes 30 minutes. Lots of spots to cut of and go do other hikes to different lakes and some waterfalls.

8 months ago

Looks like it may have been nice a few years ago. Trail #3 is fairly overgrown. Trail #1 and 2 are open, but not much for sight seeing other than forestry views.

You need to reserve it in advance .

In order transit the Lake O'Hara fireroad, you need to either:1) walk it (11-13km one way) or 2) make a reservation on the shuttle bus prior to the hike.
Another option is to book a stay at the Lake O'Hara Lodge: http://www.lakeohara.com/

Road in is still closed (scheduled to open mid June). Ended up hiking the 22km return trip from the parking lot into the lake. 440m climb is gradual for the first 7km then steeper the rest of the way in. Lake is still a little frozen in the middle but should be open in a couple of days. I'll definitely return when the road is open and hike the trail.

Loved this trail!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Wiwaxy gap trail is amazing. We did clock wise on wiwaxy starting from lake Ohara to Oesa and back to Ohara.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Beautiful area, camped 2 nights here, did part of the alpine circuit, absolutely stunning!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Did this with my Adult son a few years ago. I did not have enough water and it was a hot day! I made it there and back but really felt it on the way back. Despite that loved the hike!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Best hike I have ever taken: dying to go again!!

Gorgeous views. Ended up summitting mount Yukness. Stunning views around every corner.


Sunday, July 03, 2016

Decent hike with a watch tower up at the top. Beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The views are amazing! We did the whole alpine trail.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Beautiful trail up the side of Mount Revelstoke. I would NOT say that this is good for all skill levels. If you are starting at the bottom going up, it is definitely moderate-strenuous, and if you are starting from the top it is still moderate due to the many scrambling points, and steep inclines you must overcome. I took the trail down and then connected to the bottom half of the Summit Trail (which is significantly less rustic), and then the Mount Revelstoke Trail which will bring you all the way back to town (the whole thing ends up at 9.5 miles). It is a really neat way to see the changing ecotypes of the region and of the mountain.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

although hard to access due to 3 month advance planning to obtain the pass to ride the bus 7 miles in the Lake Ohara region is a hikers paradise. Lake Oesa is spectacula but it can be a lunch spot for hikers on the famous Alpine Circuit hike. if you are lucky enough to be there on a decent weather day you will see and photograph perhaps the best mountain scenery on the planet. Access is quite restricted so do your research and plan ahead.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

more beautiful than lake louise! such an awesome hike! especially if you climb to oesa and abbott pass hut.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Nice day hike in beautiful alpine settings. I took over 200 photos on this hike. One of my favorites for sure!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Lake O'Hara is is my favorite area! Lots of trails for all levels. Backcountry campground is the best I've ever camped at. I go once a year.

on Lindmark Trail

21 days ago

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