Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by majestic mountains, alpine meadows and gem-like lakes, HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre is the destination of choice for budget-conscious travellers who want to experience amazing wilderness adventures.

This Lake Louise hostel boasts a sauna, library, licensed café and fireplace for everyone to gather around and relax after the day’s inevitable adventures, and is HI quality certified which means high standards are always kept throughout the year.

With hundreds of kilometres of unparalleled hiking and cross-country ski trails leading from the doorstep, white-water rafting, horseback riding, dogsledding, wildlife viewing and a world-class ski resort that offers challenging chutes, vast open bowls, mogul fields and some of the best powder on the continent, HI-Lake Louise is just waiting for you to discover it!

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Relaxing

Green rating



The rooms are a bit cramped. I rented a private room with my husband that had just enough room for two twin beds and a wooden box/locker thing. A double bed with a twin bunk on top would actually open the room up a bit more and allow a family of three to stay. The wi-fi was terrible - intermittent and very slow. There was a games room with a TV but no cable. The kitchen was overrun for hours by an oriental group who stood around socializing and watching two of them cook. More kitchen space!


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Sat 17 Oct 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

The post hotel pub. Great food and you can watch sports

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Sat 17 Oct 2015

Where next?

I'm headed to Banff and Jasper. Waterton Lakes NP in Southern Alberta is a great spot in the summer and fall as well.

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Fri 09 Oct 2015