You will need your own car to find this location but it’s definitely well worth the effort.
Head out west from Banff, turn off the Trans-Canada Highway at a main intersection near the Castle Mountain area and take the Banff/Windermere Parkway for about 2 kilometres up the first climb and look out for the right hand turn-off to Storm Mountain Lodge.
If you can’t afford to stay a night, it’s still worth dropping in for a beer or two, sitting in their lounge on their comfy leather couches, sitting beside a crackling fire and you will find and certainly experience the real Canadian ‘feel’ that visitors to Canada should not miss. Vintage snow sled coffee table, snow shoes, ski s, antlers and of course a variety of stuffed heads of wildlife (road kill rescue of course) decorate the room but not in any way offensive or off-putting.
A wonderful highlight would be to stay a night or two in one of their absolutely authentic ‘Canadian’ log cabins. Again, another open fireplace, comfy bed and definitely another Canadian ‘must do’ experience if you have the time. These cabins are historically authentic, and beautifully furnished in a rustic elegance. The log buildings were built way back in 1922 by the Canada Pacific Railway as a bungalow camp to promote tourism in the Banff National Park. Look out for the little cabin welcome committee – chipmunks!
Even more!............. the Restaurant! Enjoy dinner and you won’t be disappointed. Delicious food with a good choice and it felt like five star dining to me. This was included in our night’s stay. Bargain!
All in all a memory to tuck away that you will never forget, ever!
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