Jan-Mar
Season
2:00pm
Departure Time
Overnight
Duration
5+
Riders

For those seeking a remote getaway from the norm, Sundance Lodge is the perfect retreat!


2nd night offer: Save 20% on your second night! Use online promo code 2NDNIGHT.

Pay full price for your first night and use promo code 2NDNIGHT at checkout or contact us to receive a 20% discount on your second, third and fourth nights this winter. Applies to new reservations, cannot be used with any other offer.


Powered by solar power and kept warm by wood heat, this cozy lodge adds a touch of home to the backcountry. Sitting on a gentle bend of Brewster Creek with the massive Sundance Range as a backdrop, this lodge is one you soon won’t forget.

The lodge has eight guest rooms (with a maximum capacity of 26), a large country kitchen, and a cozy living room area where you can curl up by the wood burning fireplace and lose yourself in a good book. And after a day spent hiking or skiing in the fresh mountain air, you’ll appreciate an added comfort – hot showers!

Mealtime is always an event – you’ll delight in hearty, home-cooked meals and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods – no one ever leaves Sundance hungry.

Sundance Lodge is a 10km (6.2 miles) fat bike, ski or snowshoe from the Healy Creek Trailhead near the Town of Banff. The trail is rated easy to moderate, with an elevation gain of 173 metres (568 feet). The trail has moderate inclines and declines, and while possible for all skill levels, beginner cross-country skiers may prefer to snowshoe in to the lodge. In future years it will be possible to also access the lodge from the 16km trail via the Cave and Basin Trailhead, however this is currently not accessible due to trail construction.

The nightly rate includes accommodation, dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch for the trail.

Exclusive buyout option:

Looking for something special for your large group? The lodge is available as an exclusive buyout for private events.

Included
  • Indoor washrooms
  • Bedding
  • Heated showers
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
DAYS OF WEEK
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Whether you ski, snowshoe or snowbike into Sundance Lodge - it's the perfect winter retreat." - Jonathan , Co-owner


REVIEWS


The best parts for most people include the following:

1

Quintessential Canadian log cabin experience

Powered by solar power and kept warm by wood heat, this cozy lodge adds a touch of home to the backcountry.
2

Backcountry comfort

Take a 10km cross country ski, snowshoe or fat bike in to the lodge and then enjoy a hot shower and home cooked meals after a day in the mountains.
Included
  • Indoor washrooms
  • Bedding
  • Heated showers
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
DAYS OF WEEK
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Whether you ski, snowshoe or snowbike into Sundance Lodge - it's the perfect winter retreat." - Jonathan , Co-owner


REVIEWS


Please arrive between 2pm and 4pm at Sundance Lodge. Please ensure that you arrive no later than 4pm. Check out time is 11am.
Nightly accommodation, dinner, breakfast and a packed trail lunch. All bedding and towels are provided.
Sundance Lodge is a 10-room log cabin that was built in 1991 from locally harvested timber. Set against the looming Sundance Mountain Range and surrounded by thick woods, the lodge feels remote and secluded despite being just 16 kilometres (10 miles) from the Town of Banff. Powered by solar and heated by burning wood, it’s the perfect winter retreat.

On the lower level there is a large living room with a fireplace, a large country kitchen and two indoor washrooms with hot showers. The eight guest rooms are located upstairs and all have a bunk bed and either a single or a double bed. Rooms are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

The 10km trail starts from the Healy Creek Trailhead on Sunshine Road near Banff (near Sunshine Ski Resort) and will take 2.5 to 4 hours depending on experience level and pace. The trail follows the Healy Creek Trail for around 2.6km before turning onto the Brewster Creek Trail which leads you to the lodge (another 7.2km) and offers scenic valley views through open and forested areas.

The trail is well-marked and is rated easy to moderate, with an elevation gain of 173 metres (568 feet) from the Healy Creek Trailhead. The trail has moderate inclines and declines, and while possible for all skill levels, beginner cross-country skiers may prefer to snowshoe in to the lodge. Please note that skiing is dependent on snow conditions, and current conditions for the Healy Creek Trail and Brewster Creek Trail can be viewed on the Parks Canada website.

You can also fat bike to the lodge! This blog provides more information on how to get to Sundance Lodge.

Free parking is available at the Healy Creek Trailhead on Sunshine Road near Banff (near Sunshine Ski Resort), approximately a 10km drive from downtown Banff.

Please ensure that you display a valid Banff National Park Pass in your vehicle and a sign saying that you are staying at Sundance Lodge (Sundance Lodge car signage will be provided upon booking). Please be aware the parking lots are not locked or guarded.

Most guests come here simply to enjoy a relaxing escape, and to experience backcountry comfort after a day spent in the mountains. In the evenings you can enjoy a beer or a bottle of wine with dinner, and then relax by the fireplace with a book or games. There are several pairs of snowshoes at the lodge that guests can borrow to explore the nearby area or if you’re staying a second night, you can venture further along the trail to see the remains of Turtle Tom’s cabin (around 8km return).
Active wear suitable for skiing and layers are best including warm base layers, top layers and outerwear suitable for the temperature and weather. Please also bring comfortable clothing for inside the lodge and a backpack to carry belongings. We would also recommend a flashlight, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera (charged). Please note there is no electricity at the lodge so we recommend charging your camera before your trip. A list of recommended items will be included in your information email after booking.

Guests will also be required to purchase a Banff National Park Pass. These locations will be checked for passes throughout winter and guests will receive a fine if they don’t have a pass.

Biodegradable shampoo, a toothbrush and toothpaste. We do supply toilet paper and hand soap at the lodge. Please note there is no electricity at the lodge, so we recommend charging your camera before your trip.
The lodge is licensed and so under Alberta law we cannot allow self brought alcohol to be consumed. We do have limited beer and wine for sale at reasonable prices by cash or credit card.
You will lose phone reception approximately half way to the lodge. There is no cell service or internet at the lodge, and there is also no electricity so we recommend charging your camera before your trip.
A 7 day cancellation policy applies to winter lodge bookings.

Included
  • Indoor washrooms
  • Bedding
  • Heated showers
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
DAYS OF WEEK
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Whether you ski, snowshoe or snowbike into Sundance Lodge - it's the perfect winter retreat." - Jonathan , Co-owner


REVIEWS


Sundance Lodge Ski Directions

Sundance Lodge Ski Directions

Included
  • Indoor washrooms
  • Bedding
  • Heated showers
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
DAYS OF WEEK
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Whether you ski, snowshoe or snowbike into Sundance Lodge - it's the perfect winter retreat." - Jonathan , Co-owner


REVIEWS


  • The minimum age is 5 years.
  • Transport is not available.
  • Bedrooms have a variety of bedding configurations and are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
  • Please note that there is no electricity or cell service at the lodge.
  • All adults must sign a waiver. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any children under the age of 18.
Included
  • Indoor washrooms
  • Bedding
  • Heated showers
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
DAYS OF WEEK
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Whether you ski, snowshoe or snowbike into Sundance Lodge - it's the perfect winter retreat." - Jonathan , Co-owner


REVIEWS


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Dining at Sundance Backcountry Lodge in Winter in Banff, Canadian Rockies
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