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HI Hilda Creek Wilderness Hostel

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See our groups page for bookings of 10 or more friends.

Consulte notre section groupes pour les réservations de 10 personnes ou plus.

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HI Hilda Creek

HI Hilda Creek Wilderness Hostel

Highway 93 N
Banff National Park, Alberta

This is about as rustic as we go! HI Hilda Creek is unstaffed and way off the grid. Among the stunted trees of the upper subalpine, you'll be surrounded by mountain peaks, glaciers and icefields. Not for the faint of heart, a stay here requires knowledge of backcountry hut procedures and ethics.

  • Perfect pit stop for Icefield Parkway cyclists
  • Unmatched views from the subalpine
  • Purely off-the-grid, no electricity or cell service
Reservations & Other Inquiries
Useful Info

Open: Year-round but accessible by key lock system only
For more information or to book, please call Central Reservations at 1.866.762.4122.


  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Campfire

A glimpse of the hostel

Hilda Winter Exterior
Shared Room
Shared Room
Shared Room
Cycling the Ice Field Parkway

Rooms & Beds

Shared Rooms

6-Bed Room

HI Hilda Creek is a small and rustic property. Bunk down in the hostel's only sleeping room featuring six bunks. The outhouse is just outside.

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This genuine backcountry experience is only 200 metres from the road at the foot of Parker Ridge and 8 km south of the Icefields Centre. Hiking in the summer and ski touring in the winter are literally right outside the door. This tiny gem only sleeps six, so it is perfect for a small group of friends.

Groups Information

The Hilda Creek Wilderness Hostel is our favourite property in the collection of hostels operated by Hostelling International because it only sleeps 6 and so we get a private mountain retreat every time we go.

Tanya Koob, Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

HI Hilda Creek is the most rustic of all of Hostelling International’s Wilderness Hostels. Not only is there no running water or electricity, but there isn’t even any staff to check you in or help you out. Which means a bit of planning is called for.

A Word about HI Wilderness Hostels

Learn the ins and outs of our special, rustic wilderness hostels in the Rockies.

Wilderness Season's Pass

The Early Bird 2019-2020 Wilderness Season Pass is on sale until October 31st. Click for more information and to purchase.

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