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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our extended family of nine just spent 4 nights, five days with Sara, Kable and their team in their beautiful backcountry 'home' and it's a trip we won't soon forget. Very clean, cozy cabins with wonderful duvets, soft flannel sheets and a wood stove with views that take your breath away. We started each day listening for the clanging of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

It's been just over a week now since visiting Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge with my sister and cousin and I'm doing everything I can to convince my husband that we need to return soon! The lodge and ladies specializing in feeding, lodging, advising and listening to us are beyond imagination for comfort, and care in a backcountry environment. I have... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We loved our four night stay at the lodge. The Tonquin Valley is the most beautiful place, and I feel so lucky to have been able to spend several days in it. Our time at the lodge was by far the best part of our two week trip to the Canadian Rockies. We also loved getting to know the other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Tonquin Valley is spectacular. A 20Km + hike over Mcarrib Pass climbs up and down and up again. You have climbed 2500ft before you begin the descent into the valley. Parts of the trail cross wetlands and the trail can be very muddy. The Lodge sits in a beautiful spot beside Amythest Lake. The cabins are small and cosy with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I hiked in for a 3 night stay in late July - it was a definite highlight of our 2 week holiday! The hike in (over maccarib pass) is just gorgeous and not nearly as hard as we were expecting... The cabins are basic but cosy (once we sussed out the stoves) and the cook house is... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My 13 year old daughter and i went looking for a horseback-centric excursion... and we found it in their 4-day trip to Tonquin Valley! Kable and Sara (and staff) run a tight ship. They are focused on service, while in a rustic environment. I am not easily impressed when i travel, but they hit the mark! The cabins are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Can't thank kable, Sara,their Staff and all their friends that we had the privilege to spend a few days with.Like minded knowledgeable folk that lifted our stay here even higher. Cabins are warm, comfortable and Sara is a great cook. Beautiful setting, fishing on the lake,wildlife and good company what more could you want

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We can add little new to the glowing reviews for Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge other than our first impressions, some thoughts on the value you get for your money, and a few items to bring. We hiked in on 22 August 2014. The hike in is about 15 miles, which we covered in seven hours. We would consider ourselves strong... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our group of five hikers (most ages bet 66-69) started at Astoria trailhead on a bluebird perfect day in mid September 2014 and took 8 hours to arrive at the Lodge. Our packs weighed bet 15-25 lbs. depending on amounts of water/libations we carried. Spectacular scenery at every corner of the turn, but trail predominantly wet/muddy vs. dry. Recommend good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have stayed at several lodges, this one is exceptional! It is rustic and beautiful! The people are salt if the earth, the food is excellent, the beds were very warm and welcoming! This could be one of the most beautiful places in Canada!

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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 

Additional Information about Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge

Address: Box 550, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park
Number of rooms: 6
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