White Ice - Black Coal summer break Package

Accommodation Package A1

Our central location in the Alberta Rockies is ideal for visitors wishing to explore the northern section of Banff National Park between Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefields and adjacent Bighorn Country.
This four night / three day package designed for couples, allows you to experience some of the fascinating natural and human history of the area, while staying in our most luxurious lodge room.

The two guided walks offered with the package rank among the most popular of our guests' summer activities, together with hiking, which you can do at your leisure on the extra day included. A reasonable level of physical fitness is needed though as you will be hiking / walking for a few kilometers on a glacier and climbing / descending stairs in an industrial complex.
You do require your own vehicle to get to and from the various attractions. Extension nights available.

Guided tour of the Athabasca Glacier

White Ice is what you would expect to find on a glacier. Your experienced naturalist / mountain guides will explain to you why this ice may be pink, black or blue however...  Join Athabasca Glacier Icewalks on one of their three or five hour tours at the Columbia Icefields. The longer tours run Thursdays and Sundays only, so if you are fit and wish to go on a longer tour, make sure your stay includes one of these weekdays.

Brazeau Colliery National Historic site in Nordegg

Black Coal not only ran steam locomotives in their day, but also drove the development and opening of access into Bighorn Country. The sleepy hamlet of Nordegg used to be a thriving mining town of close to 3,000 residents in the 1950's. Learn about the history of the area and the coal mining process by joining one of the guided mine tours at the Brazeau Colliery National Historic Site.




Package includes:

  • four nights accommodation for two in our anniversary suite
  • all meals from dinner on day one to breakfast on day five (three packed lunches)
  • two tickets for the guided Athabasca Glacier walking tour on the day of your choice (must be booked a few days in advance to guarantee space!)
  • two tickets to a guided Brazeau Colliery mine tour in Nordegg on the day of your choice
  • valid from June 1st to September 31st 201 8 (note that mine tours run to end of August only))
  • C$ 1,599 plus taxes for two persons, double occupancy
  • more activity suggestions in our Activities section. We can always recommend a few outings based on weather / trail conditions and your level of experience, energy and personal interests.
  • extension days / extra nights including three meals for C$ 279 per night all-in, if you wish to explore more of the area.