If Banff and Canmore are too busy and hectic for you, try Mosquito Creek. It’s got no cell service, no indoor plumbing and no electricity, but what it lacks in luxuries, it makes up for in mountains and simplicity. It’s really not a terrible place to go outside when it’s minus 25 and if you work for 3 hours a day, you can stay for free, talk to Roger the manager:)
Mosquito Creek is a rustic Hostel located only 25 minutes North of Lake Louise, Alberta. It grants you instant access to some of the Rockies most sought after ski touring. Here’s just a few pictures of our time spent up there. Sadly, we only stayed for two days, but it felt like a week. ABSOLUTELY going back. I have never liked winter so much.