Imagine spending a fun-filled day exploring Alberta's numerous winter activities and relaxing in a cosy lodge in the evening. We’ve gathered some of Alberta’s cosiest and most beautiful lodges! But don’t worry – if you’re not heading to Alberta this winter, these lodges are set in some of the world’s most amazing surrounds and can be explored year-round. Here are just some of Alberta’s best lodges:
Moraine Lake Lodge, Moraine Lake
Intimate, classic, amazing; three words that sum up the essence of Moraine Lake Lodge. Nestled in a spectacular valley in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Moraine Lake Lodge provides the ultimate romantic getaway for those seeking a luxurious escape for a honeymoon, anniversary, hiking experience, or a relaxing vacation. The architecture of the lodge embraces the dramatic beauty of the grounds’ surroundings, Banff National Park. From here you can explore all that nature has to offer, or take short drives to spectacular sites like Lake Louise and the picturesque town of Banff.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper
Situated in Alberta's magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience a great Canadian lodge, surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700 acre year-round luxury mountain resort which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert and Canada's #1 golf resort course. The resort's charming village of cedar chalets and luxury signature cabins, all connected by picturesque paths, offer guests unique access to explore the natural environment surrounding the resort.
Pyramid Lake Lodge, Pyramid Lake near Jasper
In the summer season, Pyramid Lake Resort offers onsite kayak, canoe, paddleboat and mountain bike rentals. Winter brings out the best of outdoor activities on the frozen lake including skating, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing and horse drawn sleigh rides. This chalet-style alpine resort features 62 guest rooms all with a fireplace and views of both Pyramid Lake and the Canadian Rockies. Open year round, it is the best location to explore Jasper. Visitors can experience the area through wildlife viewing on hiking trails or from the water in a canoe or paddle boat. Guided horseback trail rides at Jasper Park Riding Stables and visits to local heritage sites are all a part of the Jasper experience. A true gem!
Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise
Originally built in 1942, The Post Hotel resonates with the spirit of its colourful founder, Sir Norman Watson – and the dedication of its current owners. Born in Switzerland, brothers André and George Schwarz were raised to appreciate good food, good wine and good company. For more than 35 years, their shared passion has been to welcome guests to this world-class Canadian Rocky Mountain resort. The Post Hotel & Spa is both the ideal accommodation for relaxation and the perfect starting point for most Canadian Rockies tours. To quote one of their customers; “I hope this is what heaven is like!”
Paradise Lodge, Lake Louise
The hint is in the name: paradise. Located near the shores of world-famous Lake Louise in the Canadian Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park, Paradise Lodge & Bungalows is a family run cabins and hotel business steeped in mountain history. The hotel/lodge and adjacent cabins have been owned and operated by the Pedersen family for more than 50 years. Visitors continue to enjoy the warm ambience of the historic main lodge and the riot of colours evident in the flower gardens. The verdant grounds are a pleasure to walk through and, of course, the magnificent Canadian Rockies form a breathtaking backdrop to everything.