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HI - Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel

Ice Field Parkway, Banff, T1L 1B3, Canada

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This hostel offers a rustic, back to nature experience. Outdoor activities include cycling, hiking, ski touring and snowshoeing.

  • Dorm
    From $26.24
10 or more people?

Banff Hostel

Hostel Banff

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located just 29 km north of Lake Louise and 6 km south of Crowfoot Glacier on the Ice fields Parkway in the geographic middle of Banff National Park, HI-Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel is a rustic and peaceful accommodation suitable for any nature lover.

After a busy day of activities, warm up in front of the hostel's cosy fireplace or unwind in the sauna. HI-Mosquito Cree' Wilderness Hostel offers a back-to-nature 'off-the-grid' wilderness experience which means that the hostel is very simple by nature with no phone, no electricity, no showers or flush toilets. Outhouse toilets are available.

It is an excellent place for backpackers and adventure travellers to base all their outdoor pursuits from hiking, cycling, climbing, as well as incredible nature photography. The hostel is close to excellent ice climbing, cross-country ski trails and an extensive network of hiking trails.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 9% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Sauna

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 15 Jan

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (866) 762-4122

Fax. 1(403) 283-6503

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lake Louise Ski Resort (More than 10km)
  • Crowfoot Glacier (5 to 10km)
  • Bow Lake (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



I did not end up going to the hostel, the Icefields Parkway was closed for avalanche control work.


Avatar for Lynn


Mon 04 Feb 2019

Die Sauna mit anschließendem Bad im Bach war toll. Eins der Highlights meines Trips. Sehr gemütliche Gemeinschaftsräume.


Avatar for Dorothee


Sun 15 Jul 2018

This is a wilderness hostel and it goes above and beyond in every aspect. Outside of the rather frosty manager Richard, we liked everything else about it! Highlight is the fireplace!


Avatar for Vikram


Fri 14 Aug 2015

The camp manager was very professional and took his job seriously.


Avatar for Dave


Sat 08 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Museums / Art galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Distance to UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

220 km from Calgary Airport approx. 2.5 hours drive.
Greyhound bus goes to Banff and Lake Louise - then you can access a SUNDOG TOURS shuttle bus it runs once daily
Alternate Transport
On the Icefields Pkwy (Hwy 93) between Hector Lake and Bow Lake. It is 26km north of Lake Louise next to the Mosquito Creek Parks Canada Campground. Available at hostel
Parking available at the hostel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Recycling areas

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