Alberta's Rockies Ecotourism Lodges, Nature Retreats, and Resorts

The Alberta Rockies are the classic Canadian travel destination. Jasper, Banff and Waterton Lakes are shining examples of our national park system. Banff is world renowned and has the honor of being Canada's first national park. Jasper, to the north and Waterton in the south encompass some of the world's most breathtaking alpine landscape.

While all of our listings offer natural experiences and outdoor activities the
individual listings for Eco-lodges that are constructed and operated with a focus on minimal impact and a truly natural experience are trimmed in green.

Alberta lodges that offer unique Nature Experiences are:
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Aurum Lodge

Activities: Wildlife, Hiking, Birding, Cycling, Snow-shoeing, X-country

Aurum Lodge is located 40km E of Banff National Park at Cline River, in the eastern front ranges of the Rocky Mountains in the Province of Alberta, at an elevation of 1,350 m (4,500 ft). The secluded site overlooks Lake Abraham and is surrounded by forests and mountain peaks. It is an ideal base for exploring parts of Banff and Jasper National Parks and surrounding area.
This award-winning destination resort incorporates environmental thinking all the way from design, through construction to management.

Guests can choose between accommodation in the Inn (five guest rooms on upper floor with spectacular views and one wheelchair accessible guestroom on ground floor) or self-contained units with kitchenette. The development is adult oriented, is entirely non-smoking and there are no TV's or phones in the rooms. All units have private baths and are designed for double occupancy. Breakfast is included with rooms in lodge. The self-contained cottage units and two bedroom apartment feature a fully equipped kitchenette, private bath, bedroom, sitting area, deck, BBQ pit, central heating and wood stove.

The wilderness surrounding Aurum Lodge lends itself to a multitude of low impact outdoor activities. If sitting on the deck / patio and reading (or writing) a book is not for you, try birding, cycling, canoeing, caving, dog sledding, park excursions, fitness training, flower walks, fishing, geological excursions, hiking, ice-climbing, jogging, kayaking, low impact aerobics and step classes, mine tours, mountain biking, native history and culture, outdoor survival courses, photography, painting, rafting, skiing, snow-shoeing, stargazing, wildlife observation, trail-riding, and more!

Access to Aurum Lodge is by car. International airports are located in both Edmonton and Calgary.

Aurum Lodge is the only facility between Lake Louise and Jasper open 12 months of the year.

Lodge Rooms and Cottage Units
Dining Room -Yes (lodge only)
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - please enquire
Play Area - No
Pets - please enquire
Docking - No
Beach - No
Language - English, German, French

Mount Engadine Lodge

Activities: Fishing, Nature, Hiking, Family, Skiing.

Mount Engadine Lodge is a rustic mountain retreat overlooking a beautiful alpine meadow in the heart of Kananaskis Country. Mount Engadine Lodge offers a back-country experience for families, couples, corporate groups and adventure-seekers. The main lodge, with a sauna and outdoor hot-tub, open deck and huge stone fireplaces, is ideal for relaxing after a day of hiking or skiing. The lodge sleeps 24 people in double and shared rooms, with shared showers. Two comfortable cabins have two bedrooms each, and shared bathroom facilities. Imagine after a fine day's adventure; the panoramic alpine view so crisp you can almost touch it. Later, after a scrumptious dinner - relax in our hot tub. After a hearty breakfast, you're off on another day of exploration.

Explore the mountain trails and discover dense forests, clear blue alpine lakes, meadows of wild-flowers and rugged mountain peaks on your own, or with experienced guides. Watch for moose, elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes and the many varieties of birds. Guests also enjoy mountain biking, fishing, nature photography, and night-time star-gazing. Heli-hiking tours are also available. View the panoramic mountain ranges and the rivers and lakes that dot the valleys from high above. The helicopter can drop off parties of three or more, to hike back to the lodge.

All levels of skiers will find virtually endless trails suited to their ability. Experience the quiet thrill of back-country skiing and snowshoeing, stride classic-style in tracks around the lodge, or enjoy over 100 km of groomed cross-country ski trails in neighboring Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.

Rooms and Cabins
Dining Room - Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
Language - English

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