Winters at HI-Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel are a magical time filled with the jingling of carabiners and ice screws and stories of victory and defeat at the hands of the frozen foe.

The Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel’s facilities include a common room, self-catering kitchen, Internet access, bicycle storage and sauna to relax in after a hard days climb. Book ahead to avoid any disappointment, as these smaller hostels are very popular in both winter and summer.

Rampart Creek has over 150 ice climbs within 30 minutes’ drive. Climbs range from a few for the timid or beginner up to those for extreme (or insane) climbers, with new mixed routes popping up each year. Not into ice climbing? Well, ice climbers go to bed early and tend to leave before most sane people are up, leaving plenty of time to relax at the hostel, enjoy the sauna and check out some skiing or snowshoeing in the area

What travellers think

Best for

  • Eco-tourism
  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising

Green rating

95%

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Icefield Parkway

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Anne-Marie,

Sat 31 Aug 2013

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Apportez vos jeux, bouquins, etc.

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Anne-Marie,

Sat 31 Aug 2013