Overview: The new lodge and it’s authentic log cabins are nestled in the trees at the edge of the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River, offering Canadian Rockies accommodation at its finest. The cabins are perfectly appointed to create an oasis of luxury. Warm yourself by the wood-burning stone fireplace. Indulge in a leisurely bath in the soaker tub. Ponder the serenity of the wilderness while sitting on your large private deck.There is no television or telephone to disrupt your mountain escape. Your purpose is to replenish and revive - because tomorrow you hike, climb, raft, canoe, bike, golf, fish and horseback ride. Close to the attractions and activities of Yoho National Park, Lake Louise and Banff National Park, there is so much to do!
Sightseeing: The Lodge is only 5 minutes away from Takakkaw Falls, the second highest waterfall in Canada. Stunning glacial fed lakes like Emerald, Moraine and Lake Louise are all within a half-hour drive. The Columbia Icefields Parkway, known as the most scenic drive in North America, begins just 15 minutes east of the Lodge. Other attractions, including the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels Railway viewpoint and the Burgess Shale Fossil exhibits, detailing the evolution of life in the Canadian Rockies, are nearby. Wildlife Viewing: Black bears, elk and deer are often sited in the near vicinity of the lodge. Hiking & Climbing: There are over 500 km (310 miles) of hiking trails around the Lodge. The area around Lake Louise, Yoho National Park and Banff National Park offers trails, many of which are the best to be found in the Rockies. The Iceline and Larch Valley Trails offer hikes through alpine meadows and up close views of imposing glaciers. Mountain guides are available to be hired. At Lake O'Hara there are trails and a sport climbing area. Mountain Biking: In Yoho National Park there are over 80 km (50 miles) of fire roads open to bikes. These include the Kicking Horse, Amiskwi, Otterhead, Ottertail, Ice River and Ross Lake Trails. For more extreme terrain Kicking Horse resort in Golden is recommended. Boating and Rafting: There's no better way to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the mountain lakes than by paddling in a canoe! Boat rentals are available just minutes from the Lodge at Emerald Lake, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Powerboats are not permitted on National Park waters. Canoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting are permitted on designated sections of the Kicking Horse River. For whitewater enthusiasts, the Kicking Horse River provides an exhilarating experience! Interpretive River Safaris are a new way that our guests are enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Suitable for everyone, jet boat tours of the Columbia River are guided by an on board naturalist. Fishing: Fly-fishing and plenty of lake and river fishing can be found nearby. Guide services and rentals are offered at Emerald Lake and Lake Louise. A National Park Fishing Permit is required. The cost is approximately $6.00 for one week. Horseback Riding: One-hour trail rides or full-day excursions through spectacular areas of the Rocky Mountains are available at Lake Louise.