For the adventurous young professional interested in a rustic mountain adventure away from the touristy hustle and bustle, we think a weekend spent at the Hi-Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel is just perfect.
Located 29 km north of Lake Louise and 6 km south of Crowfoot Glacier on the Icefields Parkway, HI-Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel is an excellent place for adventure travellers. Considered a back-to-nature, off-the-grid wilderness experience, the hostel is very simple by nature, while still guaranteeing a safe, warm, comfortable sleep in clean facilities…sort of like a new, YP twist on the camping experience.
What the hostel lacks in modern conveniences, it makes up for in simple charm. They offer propane heating, lighting and refrigeration along with a fully equipped self-catering kitchen where groups use purified water for cooking. After a full day of adventure in the Rockies, warm up in the hostel’s wood-burning sauna or relax by the fireplace.
Of course with the traditional communal culture you are bound to make some great new friends, with whom there is a good chance you will be chatting with late into the evening. There is a variety of lodging, from the simple dorm bunk beds to private rooms. Just be sure to bring your own bedding. And really, who doesn’t like sleeping with their own pillow?
If you are looking for a unique adventure with friends, Hi-Mostquito Creek offers some great group booking options. Depending on your group size, you can rent the entire space – aka a private oasis with your closest buds.
If your schedule is too busy to make the arrangements yourself, contact their groups booking department to arrange everything to make your experience as comfortable, efficient, and exciting as possible. It can be anything from tour bookings, itineraries, recreational equipment, and meal ideas to arranging meeting spaces within and outside of the hostel.