I've stayed at HI Beauty Creek twice and both times my expectations have been exceeded. The location is ideal and Brian makes sure that his guests are happy and comfortable. It was great to relax in the hammocks, explore the pond in the awesome row boats and play a few intense matches of ping pong (Brian not only makes amazing crepes but is also a worthy ping pong opponent). This hostel is super clean and welcoming and I highly recommend it to anyone travelling through Jasper National Park... You definitely won't be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We don't offer internet here and that's the way we like it. We'd much rather see our guests interact with each other while enjoying our numerous activities, ie. (Ping-Pong, Badminton, Row-boats, Board Games, Hammock-swinging and Camp-Fires.) We like to think of ourselves as Summer-Camp for adults, (although children are of course still welcome!) We're situated right along-side the Sunwapta River and our location offers views of Mt. Kitchener and Tangle Ridge on one side and the sun sets daily with a view of the Never-Ending-Ridge looking north towards Jasper. Jasper National Park was recently named the World's Largest Accessible Dark Sky Preserve and HI-Beauty Creek is the closest HI hostel to the darkest part of the National Park. You'll be able to savour true silence, night skies bursting with stars and the knowledge that some of the world's most magnificent landscapes are, really, right outside our door. We are situated just one km from the stunning Beauty Creek/Stanley Falls hike, and the world famous Athabasca Glacier/Columbia Ice-field Centre are a mere 15 minute drive south of the hostel. Two more of the most renowned hikes in the Rockies, (Wilcox Pass and Parker Ridge), are both less than 30 km away from the hostel. While we don't have electricity or running-water we do have a fully stocked kitchen with propane lighting, BBQ, stove-tops, heaters and a fridge. ... more less