Lake O’Hara Bus Schedule 2023


Click here for the Lake O’Hara Bus Schedule 2024.

The 2023 Lake O’Hara bus schedule remains the same as previous years, but the booking process has changed.

Lake O'Hara shuttle bus

Lake O’Hara Day-trippers

To book a seat for the 2023 Lake O’Hara hiking season as a day-tripper, you will need to log onto the Parks Canada reservation service between 7:30 am and 8 am on April 12. Before doing so, you should create a User Profile in the Parks Canada reservation system. At 8 am, all those waiting will be assigned a place in the queue. When you turn comes up, you have 30 minutes to reserve a seat. This is the same process used to book Parks Canada campsites.

Buses for day visitors depart the parking lot between Lake Louise and Field between mid-June and early October at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., returning at 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Reservations are only required for the inbound shuttle; outgoing buses fill on demand.

Lake O’Hara Campers and Hut Guests

Your campsite reservation at Lake O’Hara includes a seat on the bus, so if you are planning on camping you do not need to make bus reservations separately.

Likewise, if you are staying at the Elizabeth Parker Hut, your reservation includes a seat on the bus.

Lake O’Hara Lodge

Guests at Lake O’Hara Lodge do not need to make bus reservations through the Parks Canada system. The lodge has its own bus that transports guests between the Trans Canada Highway parking lot and the lake on a sperate schedule that you will be sent upon making a lodge reservation.