Our family of four wanted to celebrate winter over February break. The beauty of Mt. Assiniboine takes your breath away! A gem of a spot. And what an adventure! Short helicopter ride in (thrilling for our 10 and 13 year olds). Our very own log cabin. EXCELLENT FOOD and plenty of it. A sauna with perhaps the world's greatest view. Outhouses (there is a toilet in the main lodge when dining there).
What makes Assiniboine unique? You don't bring your cell phone or computer here. Instead, you take cross country ski treks (back country gear recommended, but we used regular cross country gear for our family, for the shorter excursions we planned), use avalanche peeps for the kids to find buried treasure (cookies!), do a gentle excursion to Baroness Lizzie Rummel's hut on Sunburst Lake, build snow forts and have snowball fights, or laze about the lodge one day playing cards and Settlers of Catan (we brought ours)--all while reconnecting to each other.
As breakfast and lunch are served family style, you also meet very interesting people who value Nature and getting away from it all.
The staff is personable and attentive. They have enough guides so that you only do treks at your comfort level, which I really appreciate! The main lodge has plenty of books about mountains and mountain culture, if you need a read while there.
We hope to go back many times to this wonderful spot. Eager to try it in the summertime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Assiniboine Lodge is Canada's first backcountry ski lodge that has kept its historic charm. It is set amongst some of the earth's most spectacular peaks. Mt. Assiniboine is our sentinel, watching over the lodge and is considered the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies. Whether you are skiing, snowshoeing, touring, hiking, walking or simply taking in the majesty of this place, we will ensure your time here is a luxurious escape. No phones, no flat screens, not connectivity. Simply us and nature. We look forward to welcoming you to this magical place we are so lucky to call HOME!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mount Assiniboine Hotel Canmore