Simple. Authentic. Affordable.
Originally constructed in 1923 by the Canadian Pacific Railway the main Lodge and surrounding cabins are a piece of true Canadian history, an unapologetically rustic mountain experience. From its origin as a destination for adventurous explorers we have stuck to the basics offering cozy cabins, a fresh lodge made meal and friendly service. With the assistance of a small but hard working staff, owners Greg and Meredith (with their toddler) still cook the meals, prepare the baking, clean and maintain the cabins and surrounding property.
Kootenay Park Lodge is the only development in Kootenay National Park located approximately 45 minutes from Banff, Lake Louise and Radium Hot Springs. Along highway 93 South at Vermilion Crossing the property is boarded by the picturesque river.
Our heritage cabins have recently been freshened up but maintain their original character. Four of the cabins still have riverstone chimneys and wood burning fire places while gas fireplaces can be found in our two modern Vermilion cabins. Lodge dinning is available to guests and visitors each evening. The menu is unpretentious, lodge made and sourced from local ingredients when possible. At the General Store we offer a wide selection of grab and go breakfast items, baking, sandwiches, snacks and coffee in addition to unique gifts, Kootenay Park clothing and souvenirs.
You’ll feel that you have stepped back in time walking among our historic buildings and experiencing our friendly service. We don’t have cell phone service or television/cable reception but we do have beautiful scenery and loads of wildlife. If you would like to make a reservation or check availability, click on the "Check Availability / Book Now" button to the right on this page or on the Rates/Seasons page. For more information you can always send us an email, we do have WIFI.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
- Greg, Meredith and Aubrey Chatelain
A homey, old-fashioned place. Nobody's in a hurry, nobody is pretentious. A perfect place to read, hike, and enjoy your cabin's fireplace. Reasonably priced for a popular tourist area.
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