Nestled in B.C.’s Yoho National Park is a collection of luxury cabins offering the quintessential Canadian experience, with Cathedral Mountain and its soaring peaks as a backdrop. Cathedral Mountain Lodge’s 31 timber cabins are set along the forested edge of Kicking Horse River. Here, neither television, nor telephone will interrupt your traditional mountain stay.
Originally built as a base camp for miners in the 1930s, the accommodations have been meticulously transformed by Nancy Stibbard, who has developed a number of world-class attractions, including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Stanley Park Pavilion, and Prospect Point. Cathedral Mountain Lodge is a world away from the everyday, just a two and a half hour drive from Calgary, Alberta . Outside the resort doorstep, endless outdoor activities await, from canoeing, horseback riding, and river rafting, to fishing, biking, and hiking around the glacier-fed lakes nearby.
Before retiring to your private cabin, cap off your day with an unforgettable meal in the lodge’s Riverside Dining Room, serving prime Alberta beef and wild and sustainable seafood (it’s the first Ocean Wise certified restaurant in the B.C. Rocky Mountains). Be sure to leave space for s’mores as well, which can be roasted fireside at night’s end.
Photos by Joshua McVeity.