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Where to Stay in Rocky Mountains

Think green, wildlife and massive amount of recreational activities for every traveller, think Rocky Mountains or the Canadian Rockies. The Rockies in Canada comprises four scenic regions namely Banff, Algonquin, Jasper, and Lake Louise. Each of these regions has their fare share of accommodations that ranges from opulently luxurious hotels to shoestring budget hostels, lodges, Inns and campsites. For your convenience we have listed the places to stay according to these four regions.

Banff

Banff, 138 kilometres away from Calgary, is Canada’s leading tourist spot both in winters and summers and hence is considered as the centre of the Rockies. It is an expensive resort town with opulent and high end luxury accommodations sprinkled mainly around Banff Avenue. Since summer is the peak season and accommodation is scarce in this part, one needs to book a room well in advance.

If you want to stay in the rugged wilds of the Rockies and still want the modern luxuries then you can check in The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort. With an unmatched hospitality, magnificence and grandeur, the Banff Springs Resort is an ideal place to stay if you are looking for a luxurious stay amidst the Rockies. Designed after a Scottish Baronial Castle, the hotel is ideally located in the centre of Banff National Park, and offers all the basic amenities of a luxury hotel. So after all hiking and all the other tiring activities guests can relax and rejuvenate at the Willow Stream – the spa at the resort.

If high end luxury is not what you want then you can try other accommodations options available in the area that includes hostels, lodges, guest houses, campsites, and inns. One such hostel is the Hostelling International-Banff Alpine Centre, which is Canada’s premier resort hostel. The hostel is located in Banff National Park and is walking distance from Banff downtown. The hostel is also easily accessible by a bus ride and is suitable for backpacking, budget, or an independent traveller. With all the basic amenities in place the hostel is an ideal place to stay if you want to make your stay cosy, comfortable, fun, and adventurous.

Banff has a number of campsites that are open during summer from May to September. For any type of accommodation; your best bet is to contact either Banff Tourism or Lake Louise Tourism.

Algonquin

Planning to stay in Algonquin and are thinking about your options? Worry not! As the park has variety of accommodations ranging from lodges, inns, motels, hotels, campsites and insulated tents.

If you want to play rough in the mountains but come back to the comforts of modern amenities then you can check into The Algonquin Dream Catcher Motel. The motel with its luxurious yet affordable accommodations is an ideal place to stay if you are looking for place near the east gate of Algonquin Park and the Whitney Beach. The hotel offers accommodations to suit every traveller be it a backpacker, budget, independent traveller or a family outing as well.

If you are visiting Algonquin with a single aim of camping or going on trail then you can stay at Sand Bay Camp & Trailer Park. The park is in close proximity of Algonquin Provincial Park and one can enjoy the plush view of Kaminiskeg Lake along with picturesque camp sites one can enjoy all the other camping activities at the property. Enjoy the superb sand beach or go on fishing as the area has some of the best fishing sites.

If you want to stay on a lakeside then you can book yourself in Cedar Grove Lodge. Ideally situated within just 15 minutes from the West gate of Algonquin and 10 minutes from East of Huntsville the accommodation at the lodge offers some of the great views of the Peninsula Lake. Furnished with all the basic amenities that would make your stay comfortable the lodge offers various activities throughout the year. Guests can enjoy skating on the lake or go cross country skiing, or snowshoeing or if none of these appeal you then you can just relax with your family or friends by the fire. Enjoy swimming or fishing in the summers.

Jasper

Range of accommodations is galore at Jasper so take your pick and enjoy your stay at this beautiful region of the Rockies. Choose from various hostels, motels, bungalows, and campsites and if you are adventurous types then you can stay at the contemporary lodges in the wilderness.

Are you the adventurous type? If yes then check into the Hostelling International-Jasper which is situated on the side of Whistler’s Mountain and is just seven kilometres from Jasper town site. Guests can bond with nature and mingle like-minded travellers who thrive on adventure holidays and share the adventure travel tales with each other. Guests can also go on mountain climbing or trailing as the trailhead is few minutes away.

Ok! So you are adventurous but at the same time you don’t want to miss out on the facilities of the modern technology that offers you, then you can check into The Best Western Jasper Inn and Suites. The Inn nestled Jasper National Park and awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies in the promises to provide you with a wonderful mountain holiday along with assistance with the list of things to do in Jasper. A stylish and luxurious accommodation for you to relax in after fuelling your adventurous spirit is what the Best Western Jasper Inn and Suites offer.

Lake Louise

If you want to rough it in the mountains and yet be a part of all the modern luxuries then you can stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Resort. Located in the hub of unspoilt beauty of Banff International Park, the chateau offers luxurious accommodations for you to relax in after the hard day at the mountains. Owing to its prime location the resort is in close proximity to all the mountain activities like hiking, canoeing, riding, fishing and mountain biking during summers and in winters guests can enjoy ice skating, skiing and horse drawn sleigh rides. Guests can enjoy fine dining experience as well in the hotel’s restaurant after all the hard work at the mountains.

Travelling on a budget? Fret not! Lake Louise is an ideal destination for the budget travellers as it provides loads of accommodation options for you. Take your pick from the lodges, Inns, or hostels and enjoy your holidays.

If you want to stay in the classic rustic mountain accommodation complete with original hand hewn log structure then you can stay at Deer Lodge. The lodge with its original décor still retained, is in close proximity to the captivating Lake Louise, and offers accommodations with stunning views, delectable cuisine to make your mountain holiday a memorable one. There is a shuttle service between the Lake Louise ski area and the lodge during winters.

If you are looking for a proper hotel accommodation in the middle of mountains then you can check in The Mountaineer Lodge, which is opened from May through mid-October. Set amid in the pine forest, the lodge offers accommodations that are comfortable at an affordable price and offers scenic view of glacier and Mount Temple. The lodge is surrounded by Canadian Rockies and offers breathtaking views of the mountains. The lodge can be easily accessed from the Trans Canada Highway and is panoramic five minutes walk from all the major attractions of the Rockies. So just enjoy your trail, hiking or whatever you want to do.

Caution: While trailing or hiking or doing any activity in the National Parks please be ‘Bear Aware’


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