Yoho National Park


Lake O’Hara Bus Schedule 2024

In 2024, seats on the Lake O’Hara bus will be assigned by random draw, with Parks Canada releasing details in early 2024. Although nothing is official, we can assume the process will be similar to 2022, the last year that a lottery system was in place. At that time, lottery entries were accepted through the month of March, with each “entry” costing $5 and allowing you six preferred dates and times. At the end of March, the 3,000 seats on the June to early October buses were assigned randomly from everyone entered into the draw. The reservation website for lottery entries is: https://reservation.pc.gc.ca/

Lake O'Hara shuttle bus

Lake O’Hara shuttle bus

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.

Buses for 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 Bus Schedule

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.