The Alpine Club of Canada

Shadow Lake Lodge

Shadow Lake Lodge

At A Glance

General: Banff National Park, AB
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Hut Elevation: 1,846m
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The Hut Experience

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal. Guests area expected to bring their own sleeping bags, food and personal items.

All of our huts are user-maintained, meaning that the custodial work of keeping the hut clean, chopping firewood and shovelling snow is done by the guests. The ACC provides major service and renovations to all of our huts each year to ensure they are in good repair.

There are no transition days between bookings. Guests are responsible to sanitize before and after use of the huts.

Download our hut cleaning and sanitation guidelines here.


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, create a memorable experience for visitors from around the world.

For more information on the facilities, area and hiking opportunities, please see the Shadow Lake Lodge website.

Shadow Lake Lodge Bookings

To check rates or to make a booking, please see the Shadow Lake Lodge website.


Pricing is subject to change without notice.


Sleeping Capacity: 2 to 4 people per private cabin

Bedding: Bedding provided

Cooking: Meals provided

Bathroom: Outhouse

Lighting: Propane and solar lighting

Heat: Wood stoves and propane heaters

Water Source: Provided



  • Hiking

Start at the Redearth Creek parking lot off of the Trans-Canada Highway 19.6km west of the Town of Banff. Mountain bikes are permitted for the first 10.5km on the old fire road and easy to follow trail.

From the parking lot, the trail is a gradual climb on a wide, tree-fringed dirt road. At a junction at approximately 10.5km, turn right (northeast) off of the fire road towards Shadow Lake. All bikes are to be locked at the provided bike rack at this point. The path steepens briefly, then levels out for the last 2.4km to the lodge. This last part of the trip will take you approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

Quick Description: Mountain bike or hike 14km up Redearth Creek. The last 2.4 km must be hiked.
Elevation Gain to Hut: 440m
Approach Time: 4 to 5 hours
Trail Conditions: Parks Canada

We encourage all of our hut guests to purchase or renew their ACC membership prior to reserving their hut stay, this will save both of us some time!

We continue to monitor, and ask all of our hut users to abide by, all provincial health regulations. We do this in support of our government agencies, our health care system, local businesses and the collective health of our community.

We thank you for doing your part.

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