HI Rampart Creek
HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel
Banff National Park, Alberta
About half way between Banff and Jasper, HI Rampart Creek is a hiker's and climber's paradise with trails just out the door and bolted sport-climbing routes a five-minute walk away. After all that exertion, sit back by the campfire or take a brisk dip in the nearby glacier-fed creek.
- The Weeping Wall, bolted climbing routes & trails nearby
- Relax by the fire
- Off-the-grid living: no electricity & no running water
- Winter access
- Bike Storage
A glimpse of the hostel
HI Rampart Creek welcomes groups of up to 24 looking for a rustic getaway with easy access to alpine adventures. The hostel offers propane heating, lighting and refrigeration along with a fully equipped kitchen where groups use purified water for cooking. There's also a common area lounge with fireplace, an outdoor fire pit and a wood-burning sauna.
What I love about Rampart Creek is the scenery. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful of the hostels and your jaw will drop if you step outside the hostel on a sunny day to look around you at the surrounding mountains.
Fantastic hostel experience steps from the highway. Dont miss the sauna, bonfire, and a chat with the entertaining caretaker!
We stayed for one night whilst cycling the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise. We didn't expect many facilities, but what there was surpassed our expectations.
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