Lake Louise Hostel & Lake O'Hara Day Hike - Sat, Aug 27 2011, Fri, Aug 26 2011

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Lake Louise Hostel & Lake O'Hara Day Hike (8/27/2011)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.You will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the COC.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Lake Louise Hostel & Lake O'Hara Bus Departure Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 27 2011, Fri, Aug 26 2011  6:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jun 21 2011 11:30:00 AM
Event Duration:1 night hostel/ 1 day hiking
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Veronica J.
Judy T
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Member Cost:$60.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests:3
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Please be advised that your spot is not reserved until you have paid. The first people who pay will take priority. You will be removed from the list if your payment is not received within 24hours. Please DO NOT register unless you intend to pay within the 24hours and are reachable - your payment is due at registration.

Those on the waitlist: Do not pay unless you are registered as an attendee.

Accepted Method of payment:
- Electronic Banking (PC Banking)
- Payments are sent to me.
- Paypal is NOT ACCEPTED for this event.

Friday, August 26/11:
The carpool will leave at 6:00 pm Friday. We will be stopping in Banff/Canmore for dinner and will be overnighting at the Lake Louise Hostel in order to catch the 8:30 am bus to Lake O'Hara on Saturday morning. Bring a change of clothes and toiletries. The hostel provides the bedding so please do not bring a sleeping bag. Please bring your food, water & drinks for the evening & the next day (breakfast & 1 packed lunch).

Saturday, August 27/11:
Leave the hostel at 7:30am to catch the 8:30am bus at Lake O'Hara. Hike: TBD - depending on trail/weather conditions. I am hoping that we will hike the Alpine Circuit (dist 9.8 - 12km, elevation gain 495m).This will be a slower paced hike, out to enjoy the scenery. If you are not willing to stay with the group, do not join this hike

The last bus out of Lake O'Hara is 6:30p.m. A consensus of the group will decide which bus to catch out. DO NOT make any plans for the evening so everyone has the chance to stay as long as possible should this be the group’s consensus.

After the hike, we will be stopping in Banff/Canmore for supper before heading back to Calgary. Expected return to the carpool location will be anywhere from 6:00p.m. to Midnight….

Please note the following:
- This event is weather dependent - should the weather be really crappy, then I will cancel the event, and there will be a $4.00/each cancellation fee which is non-refundable by Parks Canada + my banking fee will be deducted from your refund.
- Do not be in a hurry to get back to Calgary. If you have plans, or anticipate an early return, DO NOT sign-up for this event.

Refunds (but not guaranteed):
- Once you pay, you are committed financially to this event as indicated in the Club's rules - I cannot guarantee a refund no matter the reason for cancellation.
- You will only be refunded IF time permits AND if I can find someone to take your spot.
- My banking fee will be deducted from the amount refunded to you.
- If I cannot find someone to take your spot, then you will forfeit the amount you paid.

Required Items to Bring:
- National Park Pass or $$$ for day pass
- Raingear no matter the weather forecast
- Appropriate hiking clothing - Sorry NO JEANS
- Rain gear,I will not cancel this event for light rain.
-Winter clothing (including jacket, hat, mitts) no matter the weather forecast
- Hiking Boots - sorry NO Runners
- Lunch, snacks, water
- $$ for supper (Friday & Saturday)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking Poles
- Microspikes or Icers

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Drive on Hwy 1 West to Lake Louise. When you enter off Hwy 1, you will come to a 4 way stop. Turn right onto Village Road. The hostel is on the left side just past the small bridge (second to last building). Big red building with a green roof. You will see the large sign 'Alpine Club' and small sign saying 'HOSTEL'. On Saturday morning we will travel to the Lake O'Hara Bus Pick-up Parking Lot which is approx 2.5kms west of the BC/Alberta border on Hwy 1(you will see a sign to turn left off the Hwy).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):385Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $115.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Tuesday, April 16, 2024). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$60.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$60.00/Person
Cost Includes:- Hostel for 1 night
- Lake O'Hara bus for Sat(return trip)
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: