Winter at Mount Engadine Lodge


While visitors may hesitate to embrace our legendary Canadian winters, the reality is that the season offers some of the most unique and rewarding activities of the year. It's true that the temperature can dip between December and March - and that we get plenty of snow - but the east side of the Canadian Rockies is home to relatively mild and sunny winters, often due to a unique warm-weather system known as a chinook

When the snow starts to fall, celebrate! Strap on a pair of snowshoes, a 6000-year-old innovation courtesy of Canada's First Nations peoples, which are free of charge for overnight guests. With a pair of these, you can traverse the mountain valleys and trails without worrying about getting stuck knee-deep in a snowbank. If speed is what you're after, you can swap those out for cross-country skis and glide quietly and swiftly across the snowy meadows.



We can also set you up in a true northern style with a heart-pounding, high-speed dog sledding course through the slopes and valleys near Canmore and Banff National Park. This amazing trip is sure to please all ages and is a perfect way to experience what travel would have been like centuries ago. When winter is at its peak, take your coffee to go and let Wapiti Sports and Outfitters guide you on an ice-fishing tour atop our frozen lakes and rivers. 

For the ultimate Kananaskis experience, head up the road to the helipad with Alpine Helicopters for an indescribable, unobstructed view of the full majesty of the mountains and wilderness from thousands of feet above the ground.

Tips & Tricks

- bring slippers for extra comfort inside the Lodge
- the mountain road to the Lodge is cleared daily

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

It couldn't have been a more perfect afternoon!

“Spent a week in the Canadian Rockies with my family visiting from the U.S. One of the highlights of our trip was lunch at Mount Engadine Lodge. It couldn't have been a more perfect afternoon! From the wildlife we spotted on the drive up, to the stunning views, to the great food and wonderful staff, it was truly a treat. Looking forward to planning a weekend there to enjoy hiking and biking the area.

BDoyle76 (TripAdvisor), Dallas, TX
July 2015