HI-Yoho National Park, The Whiskey Jack Hostel is a true gem of a hostel that is a must do stop on your trip through the Canadian Rockies.

This wilderness hostel is lucky enough to have both showers and flush toilets in each 9-bed dormitory. Being a much smaller hostel, the atmosphere is much more welcoming for even the shyest of travellers to meet up with people and find hiking partners around the campfire at the end of the day.

The hostel is just short walk from Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada's five highest waterfalls. The adventurous may want to walk 1.5km to the base of the falls and feel the icy cool mist. In the morning enjoy hikes to the Iceline, Yoho Lake or Twin Falls.

This hostel is a SUMMER ONLY facility, open from late June to September, so please check dates of operation to avoid disappointment!

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Socialising
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Eco-tourism

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This is a brilliant location with a real taste of old-fashioned hostelling: people talking to each other, sharing stories, enjoying the surroundings and the possibilities there. We loved it.


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Wed 22 Jul 2015

Most awesome place to stay, friendly staff, the location is probably one of the most spectacular one can imagine. Nice view to Takkawa Falls from the proch. just an amazing place. There is no electricity and no wifi, which makes people more social. Absolutly recommendable for people who like to hike as well, with the beautiful Iceline hike wich starts just outside the hostel... (y)


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Jesper Lundsgaard,

Mon 25 Aug 2014

Travel tips...

Where next?

Lake Louise

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Wed 22 Jul 2015

Attraction tip

The waterfall...The Iceline...The roaming wildlife.

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Wed 22 Jul 2015