Spring at Mount Engadine Lodge

 

Springtime in the Canadian Rockies is a favourite time of year for many people, and it's easy to see why: the snow is melting, the air is fresh and clear, trees and flowers begin to bloom, and families of animals emerge in preparation for the warmer weather. In a place surrounded by wilderness, it's the perfect time to get outside into nature.

If you're planning a visit with us in the Spring (in Canada, this is generally about March to early June), then be sure to bring along some essentials for the trip. Pack a good pair of hiking boots and a light jacket, and hit the trails! There are hundreds of kilometres of hiking paths that cut through the Canmore and Kananaskis areas, ranging from calming strolls along valley floors to mountainside treks beside shimmering waterfalls - these are especially good when the late spring runoff hits the rivers. Choose a route based on your skill level and head out to encounter glacial lakes, remote flower-filled meadows, and towering peaks. See our list of recommended hikes here.

Looking for something a bit more fast-paced? Try trail running or cycling! Trail running is a fantastic way to get in a good exercise before relaxing with some of the lodge's amenities, and our partners at Rebound Cycle offer two-wheeled solutions to those with a need for speed and mobility. You can book custom cycling tours, coaching, or instruction to ensure that you get the most out of your visit. If you're feeling especially adventurous, you can hit the lakes for a canoeing excursion, and take your time winding through the water and the cool spring air. You can even break out the fishing rod and test your luck on the lake or up in the Bow River!

If you're really looking for the ultimate thrill, ask us about the tours run by Alpine Helicopter, where you can look out over the unbelievable landscape of Kananaskis and Banff National Park from thousands of feet in the air. It's truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Tips & Tricks

- bring slippers for extra comfort inside the Lodge
- the gravel road to Mount Engadine is a numbered highway which means your car-rental insurance is still valid


 

Are you visiting in Winter, Summer, or Autumn? Click on the links to find out more.

Get off the tourist route and sample the delights of Alberta

"A friendly and helpful team run the lodge to give visitors the best possible experience. We stayed for 4 nights and were able to see a variety of wildlife and do some hiking in the surrounding Provincial Park….The views of the meadow, river and mountains were spectacular from our room, the restaurant and decking…Everyone sits down to meals at the same time which was a lovely way to meet people and learn from them ideas of good places to visit….We enjoyed our visit and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get off the tourist route and sample the delights of Alberta, Canada.”

Angela, Southampton, UK
August 2016