On July 9, 2015, the HI-Maligne Canyon hostel was closed after an evacuation order was issued for parts of Jasper National Park due to the Excelsior wildfire burning in Maligne Valley. Thanks to the efforts of fire specialists and favourable weather conditions, we are pleased to announce that HI-Maligne Canyon Hostel will be reopening on Thursday, July 16 at 5:00PM.
While the Excelsior wildfire continues to burn, there is no perceived threat to people and facilities in this area. However, visitors may notice some localized smoke, especially in the mornings. A fire ban is still in place due to extremely dry conditions.
Hostelling International is excited to see the hostel reopen and welcome travellers from around the world. For information and to make a reservations, please call our Central Reservations Office at 1.866.762.4122.
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Minutes from Maligne Canyon in Jasper
Poised alongside the Maligne River, just above the spectacular depths of Maligne Canyon, this serene hostel is an all-season destination. Travellers will enjoy an array of hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing trails. You are in BEAR COUNTRY and the hostel is located in an animal corridor. A safe place to witness nature at its finest.
No Running Water, No Showers and Outhouse toilets. We do have purified water for cooking, a refrigerator, propane stoves and lights.
A wide range of Alberta adventures, such as hiking alpine trails, visiting local lakes, sighting several types of local wildlife, skiing at nearby resorts are just a few of the experiences located near the hostel. The nearby Skyline Trail offers one of Jasper National Park's most scenic hikes. Maligne Canyon and area can be explored all year around. Enjoy summer boat and wildlife tours, in the winter get into the Canyon with a guided ice walk.
World's Largest Accessible Dark Sky Preserve.
Come to Jasper National Park and you'll finally believe that you can see in the dark. The sky is alive and full of intrigue. Hostelling International has some of the best seats and beds in the preserve for sky watching, bring your telescope and your gear and get ready to be impressed and inspired by the sky around us!
Affordable Accommodation for all Groups.
Enjoy the opportunity to share uncommon experiences in common spaces with your family, friends, teams and groups at a reasonable rate. You can even rent the entire hostel for your activity or event and enjoy the privacy that comes with your own mountain chalet!
Reservations and Cancellations.
A credit card is needed when making reservations. Due to the lack of direct/reliable communication with the hostel, the Central Reservation Office is not able to make same day arrival reservations. Book ahead to avoid any disappointment as this smaller hostel is very popular both in winter and summer. 48 hours is required when cancelling individual reservations, please contact Central Reservations for more information.
Due to its wilderness location, accessibility for the physically disabled is challenging please contact us for further details.