HI Mosquito Creek
HI Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel
Banff National Park, Alberta
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 by the fireplace or outdoor fire pit. Choose your sleeping digs from shared dorms, private rooms or an entire private family cabin.
- Get cozy by the fireplace or campfire
- Direct access to snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, hiking and more outdoor adventures
- Back to nature! No running water or indoor toilets here
- Winter access
- Games room
- Drinking water
A glimpse of the hostel
Rooms & Beds
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.
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.
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