It’s warm, cozy and just the right amount of rustic.

But what really makes the Sundance Lodge a special place to stay is the quintessential Old West history that surrounds this place.

The 10-room log cabin was built in 1991. It sits near the original Ten-Mile Cabin, constructed in 1923, that was used as a rest shelter for trail riders heading to Mount Assiniboine.

Set against the looming Sundance Mountain Range and surrounded by thick woods, Sundance Lodge feels remote and secluded despite being just 16 kilometres (10 miles) from the Town of Banff.

Watch for wildlife on the porch or settle into a comfortable chair near the crackling fireplace and kick up your feet. You’ll know when it’s getting close to supper time: the smell of baking bread or sizzling steak wafts through the entire lodge.

Cross-country ski to Sundance Lodge

All you hear is the rhythmic sound of your skis gliding against packed snow.

The forest is blanketed in an undisturbed layer of white powder. There’s no sign of civilization. And yet, you’re exploring just outside the Banff townsite.

Despite being just a 10 or 16-kilometre (10 mile) ski or snowshoe trip to Sundance Lodge, the quiet wilderness makes it feel as if you’re deep within the backcountry.

Once you arrive at the lodge, relax by the fire and enjoy hot chocolate and a home-cooked meal. You can even refresh with a warm shower before heading to bed.

The trail to Sundance Lodge is well marked and is rated easy to moderate, with moderate inclines and declines.

About Sundance Lodge

  • This place is known for its great food. We think the massive kitchen brings out the best in our cooks, who fully cater, with a rotating seasonal menu
  • Powered by solar; heated by burning wood
  • Features hot showers and electricity generated by solar power
  • The walls were built with locally harvested timber
  • Is available for exclusive use, which means you can book the entire lodge for a group event

How to get here

No roads lead to this retreat – instead, enjoy a 16-kilometre hike, horseback ride, ski, snowshoe or bike from the Banff townsite. Winter visitors can also opt for the 10-kilometre trail from the Healy Creek Trailhead.

Number of bedrooms

Features 10 rooms with space for up to 34 people.

Trips to Sundance Lodge

Sundance Lodge Overnight - 1 Night

Want to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Banff on horseback, but don’t have a lot of time to do it
May-Oct
Saturday
Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Most Popular

Sundance Lodge Explorer - 2 Nights

Rugged mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife. And when the sun sets, you’ll be relaxing in pure backcountry comfort.
May-Oct
Monday
Canadian Rockies Horseback Rides with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Erling Strom Trail Lodge - 3 Nights

Ride through Alberta’s Wild West, tracing the paths that the early pioneers used while exploring these untamed forests. On this
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Banff Horseback Pack Trips with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Halfway Lodge - 5 Nights

The ultimate backcountry trip, few folks ever get to experience a place like this. Sky-piercing mountains stretch out across the
Jun-Sep
Thursday, Sunday
Skiers at Sundance Lodge in Banff, Canadian Rockies
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Ski and Stay Sundance Lodge

For those seeking a remote getaway from the norm, Sundance Lodge is the perfect retreat! Powered by solar power and
Jan-Mar
2:00pm

Rent A Log Cabin

For a winter getaway your group won’t soon forget – the entire backcountry lodge to yourself. Sundance Lodge offers backcountry comfort
Jan-Mar
2:00pm