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HI Mosquito Creek, Wilderness Hostel

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HI Mosquito Creek

HI Mosquito Creek, Wilderness Hostel

Highway 93 N
Banff National Park, Alberta
T1L 1B3

Right in the middle of Banff National Park, HI Mosquito Creek feels a bit like the middle of nowhere - and that's a great thing. After a full day of adventure in the Rockies, warm up in the hostel's wood-burning sauna or relax by the fireplace or outdoor fire pit.

  • Get cozy by the fireplace or campfire
  • Relax in the wood-burning sauna
  • Off-the-grid living, no electricity, no running water
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Open: May - September (open daily)
           November to April (closed Tuesdays)
           Check seasonal schedule
Check-in: 17:00 
Check-out: 10:00


  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Kitchen
  • Sauna
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
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HI Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel
HI Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel
Shared Room
Shared Kitchen
Kitchen in Private Cabin
Kitchen in Private Cabin
Private Cabin Shared Room
Private Cabin Shared Room
Scenic Views
Cycling Icefield Parkway

Beds & Rooms

Shared Rooms

12-Bed Room

Rustic and off-the-grid, our heated, shared cabins sleep 12 in bunks with plenty of storage space.   Outhouse and a wood-fired sauna are a short walk away.

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Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy HI Mosquito Creek's rustic feel, just 20 minutes north of Lake Louise. The hostel offers propane heating, lighting and refrigeration along with a fully equipped kitchen where groups use purified water for cooking. Explore the hiking trails during the day and don't miss the hostel's wood-burning sauna at night. 

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Best of all was the hostel's location; we could snowshoe somewhere beautiful right from our door! On our second night, we even went for a full moon snowshoe! The backcountry skiing in the area is pretty incredible too, according to other hostel guests.

It's rustic, but that is exactly what we wanted. New and very clean outhouses, firepit and a wood stove heated sauna. Sauna is great, get hot in the sauna and then make a quick run for a splash in the very cold mosquito creek! 


Good base of operations if hiking in the Bow Lake area of Banff N.P.

Greg Boutestein

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HI Mosquito Creek, Wilderness Hostel

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