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This shuttle service can take you from Calgary to the Rocky Mountains

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Rumneek Johal Apr 22, 2019 10:42 am

Who doesn’t want to travel to the Rocky Mountains and experience the stunning views of majestic mountains and blue waters?

Now, you could just get that chance.

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On Tuesday, April 23 at 8 am MT, reservations for the Lake O’Hara shuttle will open for the season to take you from Calgary to the depths of the Rocky Mountains.

The shuttle travels to the iconic Lake O’Hara area where you will be treated to the most picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains and stunning pink sunsets.

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Agathe Bernard/Tourism Golden

Tourists and travellers are to be warned, however, that with just over 3,300 seats available throughout the season, many visitors will not be able to secure a seat — so you’ll have to act quick.

Although a shortage of seats can be disappointing, the reservation system is designed to help protect this unique alpine environment and maintain a memorable backcountry visitor experience.

mountain shuttle

Agathe Bernard/Tourism Golden

For those who are not able to secure a reservation to the shuttle, there are many other spectacular alpine experiences available in the mountain national parks.

Some of these are available without reservations, including Yoho National Park, Kootenay National Park, Banff National Park, Mount Revelstoke, and Glacier National Park.

More information on day and overnight backcountry trips can be found online here.

Tickets for the Lake O’Hara shuttle will cost $14.70 roundtrip for adults, and $7.30 for youth aged 6 to 16.

Outgoing only trips will be $9.75 for adults and $4.75 for youth.

An additional $4.50 reservation fee will be added if booked online or $6.25 if booked by telephone for one or two people, while groups of three or more will have to pay a flat rate of $11 for online booking or $13.50 for telephone booking.

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