Lake O'Hara, Canada
Crystal Provencher
Crystal Provencher www.crystalimaging.ca
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Canada Lake O'Hara

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The Opabin Plateau gives you a birds eye view of the Lake O'Hara area including Lake O'Hara and Mary Lake.

Photography Tips

Make sure you have a sturdy tripod as it is quite windy on the plateau. There are a few different compositions when up here so make sure you give yourself enough time to walk around and find the one you like. I would also suggest camping overnight or booking a cabin so you can catch sunrise or sunset for that gorgeous light.

Travel Information

Lake O'Hara only allows a limited number of people into the the area per day. There is a shuttle service you will need to book but it does fill up quickly. You can also rent a cabin on the lake or tent in their camp ground area, both bookings include a shuttle. If you do not catch one of the shuttles, you can still get to the park but you will need to hike 12 km (~8 mi) to the Lake and then add the steep Opabin Plateau hike on top of that (this is what we did). There is parking located at the entrance.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunset
Sunrise & Sunset 05:26 - 22:07 | current local time: 15:17
Photo Themes alpine British Columbia canada Lake Mountains Rocky Mountains
Locations Lake O'Hara

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Spot Comments (2)

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Manuel Becker Team
Manuel Becker 31.01.2018
This is so insanely beautiful, thank you so much for sharing this epic spot!
Crystal Provencher
Crystal Provencher 31.01.2018
Thank you very much, and you're very welcome. It's a hidden gem for sure.

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