HI Wilderness Hostels Schedule

HI Canada's wilderness hostels in the Rockies adjust their hours in the winter to accommodate road conditions, animal migration patterns and seasonal demand. Please carefully review our winter 2019/2020 hours and openings to avoid disappointment. 

HI Athabasca Falls

  • May 1 - November 2, 2019: Open seven (7) days a week
  • Closed November 3 - 28, 2019: Closed (Except open November 8 - 11 for long weekend)
  • November 29, 2019 - April 30, 2020: Open daily except Tuesdays
  • May 1 - October 30, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week

HI Beauty Creek

  • May 3 - October 14, 2019: Open seven (7) days a week
  • October 14, 2019 to April 30, 2020: Open by key-lock access only. Hostel is not staffed.
  • May 1 - October 14, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week

HI Castle Mountain

  • October 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020: Open daily except Mondays.  

HI Hilda Creek

  • Open year round by key access ONLY (not staffed).  

HI Kananaskis

  • October 1 - 20, 2019: Open daily except Mondays.
  • October 21 - November 21, 2019: CLOSED
  • November 22 - December 23, 2019: Open daily except Mondays.
  • December 24 - March 29, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week.
  • March 30 - April 11, 2020: CLOSED
  • April 12 - April 30, 2020: Open daily except Mondays.
  • May 1 - October 1, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week.

HI Maligne Canyon

  • May 3 - October 29, 2019: Open seven (7) days a week.
  • October 30, 2019 - April 1, 2020: Open daily except Wednesdays
  • April 1 - April 30, 2020: CLOSED
  • May 1 - October 31, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week.


HI Mosquito Creek

  • October 1 - 14, 2019: Open daily except Tuesdays
  • October 15 - November 7, 2019: CLOSED
  • November 8, 2019 - April 30, 2020: Open daily except Tuesdays
  • May 1 - October 1, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week

HI Mount Edith Cavell

  • Closures are due to Winter Cariboo Management Practice by Parks Canada 
  • May 3 - October 15, 2019: Open seven (7) days a week.
  • October 15, 2019 - February 15, 2020: CLOSED
  • February 16 to May 2, 2020: Open by key-lock access only. Hostel is not staffed.
  • May 1 - October 15, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week.

HI Nordegg

  • October 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020: Open daily except Tuesdays
  • May 1 - September 30, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week.

HI Rampart Creek

  • October 1 - 14, 2019: Open daily except Thursdays
  • October 15 - November 7, 2019: CLOSED
  • November 8, 2019 - April 30, 2020: Open daily except Thursdays
  • May 1 - October 1, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week

HI Yoho National Park, Whiskey Jack 

  • Currently closed for winter 2019-2020
  • Late June - September 21, 2020: Open seven (7) days a week.