The role of Lake O'Hara Trails Club is to inspire and facilitate the stewardship of the trail system and the appreciation of the cultural and natural history of the Lake O'Hara area.
Lake O’Hara Trails Club, as an independent and respected steward, facilitates an appreciation of the Lake O’Hara area which inspires visitors to contribute to its stewardship and sustainability and ultimately a broader commitment to natural and wild spaces everywhere.
Preservation through Appreciation
About LAKE O'HARA TRAILS CLUB
LOTC was established in 1949 by George KK (Tommy) Link to bring about co-operation between the National Parks of Canada and those individuals who, moved by a deep love for the beauties of the mountain areas of western Canada, volunteered their efforts to create a system of trails in the Lake O'Hara area of Yoho National Park. Through the work of volunteers led by Tommy Link and A. Carson Simpson, an extensive network of excellent trails was created for use by hikers, climbers, artists and nature lovers.
In 1980 LOTC was registered as a non-profit organization, and our mandate expanded to include providing trails and interpretive information to O’Hara area visitors, supplying trail maps and publishing historical material concerning O’Hara.
Today LOTC continues to be dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of the extensive trail system in the Lake O’Hara area and to the preservation of its history and the stories of its early trail builders and users.