Summers at HI-Rampart Creek are all about unspoiled wilderness, easy hikes out the back door to canyon waterfalls or clifftop vistas and seeing grizzly bears wander about the forested areas that surround our hostel. Winter is about the sounds of jingling of caribiners and ice screws and stories of victory and defeat as ice climbers from around the world come in from, or go out to, some of the 150 ice climbs within 30 minutes drive. This concentration of ice is unparalleled in Canada and quite possibly the world.
Whether you're in the area in summer or winter, get on up to Rampart and check out what the locals have been trying to hide for years!
Our hostel is 'Off-the-Grid' means that the hostel is very simple by nature; No Phone, No Electricity, No Running Water (No Showers or flush toilets) Outhouse toilets are available. You won't be watching rerun episodes of Seinfeld in a TV room - you'll need to hang around the campfire, enjoy the sauna and check out some of the hiking, skiing or snowshoeing in the area.
NOTE - Due to the wilderness location, accessibility for the physically disabled is challenging (call for further details) Credit Card needed when making reservations. Due to lack of direct/reliable communication with the Wildereness Hostels the Central Reservation Office is not able to make same day arrival reservations - walk in basis only. 48 hours individual cancellation - at all wilderness hostels. Book ahead to avoid any disapointment. As these smaller hostels are very popular both winter and summer.
RATES QUOTE FOR MEMBERS OF HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL. All non members will be charged an additional fee when they arrive at the Hostel.
CHECK IN - 5PM TO 10PM
*This hostel is closed during the day!
CHECK OUT - prior to 10am
48 HOUR CANCELLATION REQUIRED!
A word on HI-Wilderness Hostels
Get back to nature with HI's network of wilderness hostels. They're a varied bunch! Some have lights powered by propane, some have rustic wood-burning saunas, at some you'll get electricity, and at others you'll get to pump your own water. But whatever you're after, these hostels with their simple comforts immerse you in the natural splendour of the Rockies.
You'll be able to savour true silence, night skies bursting with stars and the knowledge that some of the world's most magnificent outdoors is, really, just out the door. Dotted along the Icefields Parkway, ad throughout the Parks, these hostels are set into pockets of trees, alongside creeks, or at the base of thousand-foot-high rock faces. Whether you get there by car, bike or on food, your efforts are rewarded with some of the finer, simpler things in life - a warm fire, cozy lounges, and the chance to share food with new friends while you relive the day's adventures.