FROM ULTRA-LUXURIOUS TO UNBELIEVABLY COZY, THE PERFECT ROOM AWAITS YOU.
This place is where day and night compete for your love. The three ski resorts of Banff National Park can be accessed from three mountain communities: Banff, Lake Louise, and Canmore. Each location provides unique benefits and accommodation options to suit your vacation style.
Perhaps you prefer the grandeur of the Fairmont Banff Springs, styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle. The iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, set on a glistening emerald lake surrounded by soaring mountain peaks.
For those who like to be a little more independent, the local community of Canmore on the out-skirts of the National Park is beautifully tucked beneath the tower peaks of the Three Sisters. The perfectly situated Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel. Or a true wilderness escape at secluded Emerald Lake Lodge.
Whatever your taste and budget, from secluded lodges to the many choices in Banff, Lake Louise, and Canmore, SkiBig3 has a memorable room with a view for you.
town of Banff
The town of Banff is the central hub for the majority of visitors coming to Banff National Park. In all directions you’re surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground.
The lively streets of downtown are lined with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums.
Accommodation options run the gamut – from condos to castles, hostels to hotels. SkiBig3 Vacation Planners are here to help you find the perfect home-away-from-home to suit your budget and style.
Ski shuttles to all three resorts are both comfortable and convenient. Mt Norquay is just 10 minutes from town, Banff Sunshine 20 minutes and Lake Louise 45 minutes west of town.
LODGING OPTIONS IN BANFF
|Banff Inn||Bow View Lodge|
|High Country Inn||Irwin’s Mountain Inn|
|Red Carpet Inn||Rundlestone Lodge|
|Buffalo Mountain Lodge||Moose Hotel & Suites|
|Peaks Hotel & Suites||Royal Canadian Lodge|
|Sunshine Mountain Lodge|
|Fairmont Banff Springs||The Rimrock Resort Hotel|
lake louise Village
The hamlet of Lake Louise is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy #1), 40 minutes west of the town of Banff. Lake Louise offers a variety of restaurant and accommodation options. Smaller and quieter than the town of Banff, you really feel immersed in the mountains and closer to nature.
The famous waters of Lake Louise are five kilometres (three miles) up the hill from the hamlet and directly across the valley from the Lake Louise Ski Resort.
Named for Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter, Lake Louise is a truly awe-inspiring sight. The hanging Victoria Glacier and an amphitheatre of rugged peaks provide an imposing backdrop.
Ski shuttles to the Lake Louise Ski Resort are fast and convenient, taking only 10 minutes from the Lake, and 5 minutes from the village. Shuttles to Banff Sunshine are scheduled on specific days of the week.
LODGING OPTIONS IN LAKE LOUISE
|Lake Louise Inn|
|Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise|
Nothing captures the essence of the Canadian Rockies quite like a secluded mountain lodge. Wilderness locations that are off-the-beaten-track offer the chance to relax and unwind in your own private mountain lodge or cabin.
Emerald Lake Lodge is located 30 minutes west of Lake Louise, while Baker Creek by Basecamp sits quietly along the Bow Valley Parkway mid-way between Banff Sunshine and the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Both resorts are easily accessible by personal vehicle, but do not offer ski shuttle service to the ski resorts.
|Emerald Lake Louise|
|Baker Creek by Basecamp|
town of Canmore
When arriving from the Calgary International Airport, your first stop in the Canadian Rockies is the mountain town of Canmore. Located just outside the east gate of Banff National Park, Canmore is a picturesque mountain town that won’t disappoint.
Canmore makes a perfect base camp for world-class mountain adventure. Family-friendly accommodation options combined with unique restaurants, shops, and a Recreation Centre that
showcases a climbing centre, library, art gallery, pool and indoor water park provide a truly unique experience.
Canmore offers a multitude of condo-suite styled accommodation options. While community bus service runs between the town of Banff and Canmore, ski resorts are most easily accessed by personal vehicle.
LODGING OPTIONS IN CANMORE
|Stoneridge Mountain Resorts||Blackstone Mountain Lodge|
|Grande Rockies Resort||Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge|
|Solara Resort||Falcon Crest Lodge|