If you’re looking for huge amounts of recreational activities as well as green landscapes and stunning wildlife, then the Canadian Rocky Mountains is the place to visit. Consisting of four distinct regions – Banff, Algonquin, Jasper and Lake Louise –there are some great deals to be snapped up when it comes to accommodation, from the cheapest hostels to the most luxurious cabins. If you’re considering taking a trip to the Rockies, then why not take note of our top places to stay!
Banff is Canada’s leading tourist spot come rain or shine, winter or summer. Although it is an expensive resort town, there are still a number of affordable places to stay in Banff, however it’s best to book well in advance if you’re looking to stay during the summer months. The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort is a great place to base your family on a trip to the Rockies, especially because it’s unmatched when it comes to hospitality.
The Hostelling International-Banff Alpine Centre is another great choice of accommodation if you’re on a budget, and as well as being easily available by a variety of transport methods, the hostel is cosy, adventurous and fun!
Algonquin also has a number of places to stay if you want to travel to the Rockies, and from campsites to inns, lodges to motels, we’re sure you will be able to find something suitable to your budget!Take the Sand Bay Camp & Trailer Park for example. This is a great base from which you can explore the Rockies by road, and it provides everything that an independent traveller needs. It also has a number of family rooms if you’re bringing your kids along for the ride!
If you want the comforts of a modern hotel as well as the rough mountain setting, then the Algonquin Dream Catcher Motel is another great place to get your head down. Situated near Whitney Beach, this hotel is one of the more luxurious in Algonquin, and provides an excellent service as well as competitive rates.
Jasper is famous for its log cabins and bungalows, so this is the place to stay if you’re looking to get away from your typical hotel accommodation. If you’re the adventurous type, then you’ll want to book your stay with the Hostelling International-Jasper. Situated just 7 kilometres from the town, guests can mingle with the local wildlife and take part in rock climbing lessons too!
The Best Western Jasper Inn and Suites provides a mix between adventure and comfort for those looking gain a little relaxation from their holiday too. Nestled within dense forestry at the bottom of the mountain, The Best Western Jasper Inn and Suites looks out onto a glorious landscape and offers visitors some of the most breath-taking views of the entire National Park.
Lake Louise lies in a space of unspoilt beauty, and remains one of the best places to stay if you’re travelling on a budget. Offering mainly hostels, many establishments here offer free breakfast with your stay, and they can also set you up with a number of activities too, including water sports as well as a tour of the National Park!