South of Jasper, off the Icefield Parkway.
Every wondered what's really in the trees of the wild mountains of Alberta? HI-Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel is 5 wood cabins ensconced by the Rocky Mountains along the world famous Icefield Parkway. The hostel is located a short distance upstream from Athabasca Falls. The falls are the largest waterfall by volume in Jasper National Park. In the winter, wake up in the cozy hostel and get ready for a day of cross-country skiing on a groomed trail that runs up the Geraldine Lakes road, or if you prefer the thrills of the downhill, Marmot Basin is a short drive away. Summertime brings long days of outdoor adventure and new activities with family and friends.
No Running Water, No Showers and Outhouse toilets. We do have purified water for cooking, a refrigerator, stoves, and solar-powered lights. No Internet, no bar, just the forest cabin that you always dreamed of.
Private and Shared Rooms.
The accommodations are comfortable, safe and secure but basic: simple bunk beds and furnishing. In the summer, there is an outdoor "cowboy" shower for those not willing to brave a morning dip in the river. This is a very popular hostel please make your reservation in advance if you are seeking private room accommodation. Large kitchen and common area along with outside deck and fire pit, give great opportunity to share your travel experiences with fellow travellers.
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. Cycling up and down the Icefield Parkway is a very popular summer sport. Backpackers often use the hostel as a base camp for their backcountry adventures.
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.