HI Beauty Creek
HI Beauty Creek Wilderness Hostel
Jasper National Park, Alberta
Fire up the panoramic setting on your camera. HI Beauty Creek is on the edge of the Sunwapta River, a wide open tract of land and water perfect for spotting caribou, wolves and other wildlife or just for stargazing at night. There's no electricity here, but who needs it.
- Amazing views across the Sunwapta River
- Best stargazing in the darkest part of Jasper
- Off-the-grid living, no electricity, no running water
- Games room
A glimpse of the hostel
HI Beauty Creek is a rustic facility with mind blowing views. Sit by the fire pit and look upriver to the glaciers or hang out on the dock in the pond. This charming location has just been improved with the addition of a new dorm building and is an excellent stopping point along the Icefields Parkway. We welcome groups of up to 20.
We took our annual May long weekend trip to Jasper in the Northern Rocky Mountains and rather than stay at an expensive hotel, we chose to check out the Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel. What an awesome surprise it was!
...it is a wilderness hostel, not a Hilton and this all adds to the charm of the place. The hostel is in a beautiful location next to the river and there are hammocks and picnic table so people can enjoy the peace.
Just behind the hostel is a nice area with a gorgeous view and a nice stream. Had the weather been nicer we would've enjoyed walking up and down it a bit more.
It took some work to get the heat on but the rest of the experience was fantastic. Endless hiking options, relaxing evenings by the river, and some great stargazing at night.
A word about HI Wilderness Hostels
Learn the ins and outs of our ten special, rustic wilderness hostels in the Rockies. Find out which hostel might be best for you and what you need to know before you go.
Wilderness Seasonal Schedule
Throughout the year, our wilderness hostels adjust their hours to accommodate road conditions, animal migration patterns and seasonal demand.