Our trip to Alberta was planned so long ago that when if finally came last week it almost didn’t feel real – "we're going to Canada tomorrow??". After traveling to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks two years ago, we were craving another mountain vacation and knew that Canada would not disappoint.
We took the SFO > Calgary flight on United to meet my parents who were traveling from Austin. After getting our rental car we drove ~1 hours West to Canmore where we stopped for extremely tasty drinks & snacks at Crazyweed before heading another 1.5 hours to our home for the next four nights, Emerald Lake Lodge. In my eyes, this lodge is a dreamland. When we drove up and saw the cozy vibes, blue water, huge trees, perfect cabins, lake view patios and fireplace rooms we knew it was the perfect choice. The rest of the evening was spent exploring and settling in.
Day two we hiked trails around the lodge, rented canoes, had a long and tipsy lunch at Cilantro on the lake, played cards, hiked some more, jumped in the hot tub and stayed on-site for dinner. It was a great way to ease into our vacation.
where: field, BC, canada
time of year: july
how to get there: we flew into calgary and rented a car [about 2 hour drive]
price per night: roughly $200/night [depending on time of year]
activities available: hiking, canoeing, fishing and loads more
things to know: there are so many things to do in this area, that you'll be tempted to leave the hotel each day and explore. i'd recommend leaving a full day to just stay at the lodge and enjoy their trails, lake, food, etc.
our full travel guide can be found here. enjoy!