Shadow Lake Lodge, located in the back country of Banff National Park, is an excellent base for exploring some of the best hiking the Canadian Rockies have to offer. Comfortable lodging in private cabins and hearty, healthy, gourmet meals, along with the hospitality of the Brewster-Niehaus Family create a memorable experience for visitors from around the world.
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The lodge is an important part of the history of Banff National Park, dating back to 1929 and operated by the Brewster family over four generations. The ACC will operate the lodge in a manner that respects and preserves this legacy, and the heritage of mountain culture it represents.
The history of Shadow Lake Lodge began in 1930, when the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed a modest log rest house overlooking a meadow below the outlet of Shadow Lake, deep in the backcountry of Banff National Park.
Through a number of environmental initiatives, Shadow Lake Lodge provides a comfortable experience for its guests while minimizing impact on the pristine wilderness of Banff National Park that surrounds us.
Banff National Park encompasses some of the world's most magnificent scenery and is an easy 90-minute drive west of Calgary. The snowcapped peaks of the Rocky Mountains form a spectacular backdrop for glacial lakes, fast-flowing rivers, and endless forests. Deer, moose, elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, black and grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars inhabit the park's vast wilderness.
One of Banff's greatest draws is the accessibility of its natural wonders. Most highlights are close to the road system, but adventurous visitors can follow an excellent system of hiking trails to unspoiled bodies of water like Shadow Lake, along glacial valleys, and to alpine passes where crowds are scarce and human impact has been minimal.