Photo by Alberta Tourism
Banff National Park is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site – one of the largest protected areas in the world. The awe-inspiring rugged wilderness offers visitors from around the world an experience of a lifetime.
“From the verandah you can see Storm of course, and all the burnt-cinder pinnacles, the long slag walls of the Sawback Range with cloud shadows drifting across them – grey, violet, mist-colored, black. Castle Mountain too. And, looking down the road to the southwest, peak after peak, peak after peak, treed or treeless black or snow-crowned – vista after vista. If you aren’t a real alpinist you can never see another view in all the Rockies or Selkirks. It has an austere grandeur that makes it kin to these snowbound miles far above timberline that few people but the Swiss guides ever see.”
– 1923 Canadian Pacific Railway pamphlet on Storm Mountain Lodge
Storm Mountain Lodge is centrally located in Banff National Park in the Vermillion Pass on the Banff-Windermere Highway (#93 south).
In the shadow of the great divide, Storm Mountain Lodge is located in the highest elevation forest eco region in all of Canada. From this subalpine forest guests can take in spectacular mountain views from the front of the property and picture postcard panoramas featuring Storm Mountain, Castle Mountain, the Sawback Range and the Bow Valley.
Our Historic Cabins are well spaced for privacy and nestled on a five acre forested site parallel to Highway 93 South.
Storm Mountain Lodge is in the centre of the Banff – Lake Louise – Radium triangle, making it an ideal base for guests to enjoy the many attractions of Banff, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks. It is just 25 minutes outside of Banff and Lake Louise townsites.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Johnston Canyon – 10 Minutes
Banff Townsite – 25 Minutes
Lake Minnewanka – 30 Minutes
Lake Louise Village – 25 Minutes
Moraine Lake – 35 Minutes
Boom Lake Trail Head – 3 Minutes
KOOTNEY NATIONAL PARK
Radium Hot Springs Pools – 1 Hour
Marble Canyon – 10 Minutes
Stanley Glacier Trail Head – 8 Minutes
YOHO NATIONAL PARK
Takkakaw Falls – 45 Minutes
Lake O’Hara – 25 Minutes
Field Townsite – 35 Minutes
JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Columbia Icefield – 2 Hours
Jasper Townsite – 3 Hours
Calgary – 1¾ Hours
Edmonton – 5 Hours
Vancouver – 9 Hours
Our guests say the nicest things! See for yourself!
An amazing place tucked away from the main drag between Banff and Lake Louise. We arrived on a cold and cloudy September evening to be welcomed by friendly staff and an warm open fire. This was only the beginning of a wonderful 3 nights in warm and homely cabin. Food was incredible with creative menu combining local ingredients in inventive ways. A real gem!
TheGaffer67 – Skipton, UK
Charming, authentic log cabins and lodge, but refreshed and comfortable. Dinner was excellent – so good we went back a second night – book ahead. Easy access to Banff and Lake Louise, without the crowds. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Worth a splurge.
AlamedaRambler – Alameda, US
We spent the night at Storm Mountain Lodge to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. It was a wonderful experience! The cabins are so cozy and comfortable, and the meals were exceptional! One feels away from it all, yet just a short drive to Banff and Lake Louise.
Marlene Makena – Invermere, BC
Our weekend at Storm Mountain was wonderful. The lodge and cabins are very comfortable with incredible food and service. There are several beautiful hikes within minutes of the lodge. Be sure to order scones and sandwiches for your lunch on the trail.
Nancy B – Calgary, AB
We spent a beautiful relaxing weekend in a small cabin with a roaring fire and excellent food and drinks at the restaurant. This is a wonderful place to unwind from your busy life in the city and the individuals working were fantastic!! Rustic and laid back….no TV, no internet….. exactly what we needed after a stressful work week. Thank you, we had a great weekend get away.
Sharolyn P – Calgary, AB