Located a half hour or so West on highway 1 outside of Banff NP, the lodge is an alternative to the booked and ridiculously overpriced accomodations inside the park. The property abuts the highway, but does have a nice view of the mountains and a lake across the road. The clerk professed there was no way to get access to the lake, but when I left, I saw a small foot bridge on the West end leading toward the shore. It would have been nice to know that and take a little walk before dinner, had I known. Rooms are spartan, small and the hallway has a peculiar smell. Soundproofing is poor and you can hear guests in nearby rooms and in the hallway jabber away. There is no cell coverage, but wi-fi works. The restaurant only serves dinner. I had a thick chowder made with canned cream and a good carpaccio that was nicely arranged, but inexplicably included potatoe chips. Breakfast is 'continental' self-serve, which is to say a low carb guest will have trouble getting anything. In a pinch, this will do, but its still overpriced, considering the value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the Kicking Horse Pass and Continental Divide in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We are the gateway to 3 of Canada’s national parks and over look Wapta Lake on the British Columbia side of the majestic Canadian Rockies. We're just 10 minutes from the world class skiing and snowboarding at Lake Louise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Great Divide Hotel Field
- West Louise Hotel
- West Louise Lodge