Shadow Lake Lodge

Historic Lodge in Banff's backcountry

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.

At A Glance

General: Banff National Park, AB
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Hut Elevation: 1,846m
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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
Approach Description: (see below)
Trail Conditions: Parks Canada

How To Book Check Availability

 Shadow Lake Lodge Bookings

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


Standard Double $730
Standard Add. Adult $295
Standard Child $170
Queen Double $790
Queen Add. Adult $295
Queen Child $170
King Double $850
King Add. Adult N/A
King Child N/A

About rates


2 to 4 people per private cabin
Bedding provided
Meals provided
Propane and solar lighting
Wood stoves and propane heaters

Recreational Opportunities

  • 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.

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