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Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge

Box 550, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canmore, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our wonderful friend, Mary invited us to join her on this trip to ski into the Tonquin Valley. Using various kinds of lightweight touring skis, we were greeted at the lodge by Gloria's beaming smile. Took us 7 hours to ski in due to problems with skins dealing with some sticky snow issues in the early afternoon and a fairly... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I forced my lovely wife to hike here on our honeymoon (we didn't take horses, because we were only staying for two nights) I have been to 50 countries in the past decade and traveled extensively in most of those. Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge was, without a doubt, the best travel experience of my life. The hike in is spectacular.... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

What a vacation I had this summer. I went to the Tonquin valley with Sara and Kable and had an unbelivable time. The Tonquin Valley is unsurpassed for natural beauty. The Ramparts,(mountains), Amethyst Lakes (2), great hiking, caribou. I went on a five day trip by horse into the Tonquin along with five other people from one family. Sara, Kable,... More

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Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We really loved the Rockies as a whole, but the Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge was by far the most memorable experience we had during our holidays in Canada. The scenery was outstanding and one could really enjoy the nature and the national park around. We also appreciated the environmental friendly feel in the place. The owners, Cable and Sara, as... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

A part of our family holiday to the Rockies we really wanted to experience something unique and special. Everyone can easily visit jasper or lake Louise or Vancouver - but to really experience the breathtaking beauty of Canada and the unique cowboy like lifestyle of an 'outfitter' you simply MUST add this opportunity to your list. No phone no iPad,... More

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De Pinte, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We loved the day hike to Tonquin Valley and back 'to the world', the remoteness (no mobile phone, no internet), the fantastic scenery, the hospitality, the excellent food (cinnamon buns, carrot cake, lasagna, ...), the meals together with the other guests, the 'primitive luxurious' cabins, the silence, ... Goovaerts, Belgium

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

On July 8, 2013 my wife & I set out on a 23 km hike into the Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge. What an experience... the weather was great as we slowly climbed up the trails, through the bush, over rock, rivers and creeks and then across meadows until we reached Maccarib Pass. After lunch we commenced the slow decent to... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My wife and I are professional photographers. We visited Tonquin Valley in mid-September to record these dramatic peaks with autumn color. We arrived just after the peaks received their first snow. The results exceeded our wildest dreams. Kable and Sara are outstanding hosts and made our visit even more enjoyable. They were able to make our horseback ride in and... More

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Burns Lake, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My friend has made this trip several times and I was finally able to join. We departed for the valley on September 15. The weather was a bit cloudy but no rain! The next three days were absolutely beautiful. Blue skies and amazing scenery! Cabel and Sara and their team are amazing. I felt safe, secure, well-nourished (food and soul),... More

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British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Extraordinary, is how I describe our 5 day horse trip into the Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge in Jasper National Park. I had no horse back riding experience and was a bit nervous about this holiday but right from my initial email contact with Sara, I knew this adventure would be special and fun. The scenery is spectacular; the horses were... More

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Address: Box 550, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty lodging in Jasper National Park
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Jasper National Park, on the continental divide, lies the Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge. This wilderness haven lies 24 kms from the nearest road at the base of the world famous Rampart Mountains and on the shores of pristine Amethyst Lake. Accessible only by hiking or horseback riding, this accommodation is unique among the Jasper backcountry lodges, and offers pack trips in a true mountain wilderness that everyone can enjoy. With towering peaks and lush meadows, the Tonquin Valley in Alberta provides an authentic Canadian Rockies vacation. Whether you want to explore the lake in a canoe, fish for abundant brook and rainbow trout in a rowboat, read a book, write a letter or participate in the daily horseback rides, this is the ideal situation. Come and stay in one of our comfortable Canadian Rockies chalets and enjoy an unforgettable wilderness experience. Our visitors stay in individual chalets which sleep from one to six people in comfortable bunk beds with all bedding provided. Chalet furnishings include crackling wood-burning stoves which make the rustic ambience even more cozy. Tonquin Valley trips are limited to 18 people in order to maintain an uncrowded and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 

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