3 Family Winter Vacation Spots in the Canadian Rockies

3 Family Winter Vacation Spots in the Canadian Rockies
Post Hotel

The Post Hotel is an ideal destination for families visiting the Lake Louise area. The property has cozy family lodges, as well as a number of connecting rooms. For larger families or special family gatherings, the Post Hotel’s detached Watson House offers 3,000 square feet of lodging perched on the banks of the Pipestone River. The Watson House allows plenty of privacy and spectacular Rocky Mountain views with the added bonus of the Post Hotel’s services.

A visit to the Post Hotel’s Fondue Stübli room also makes for a memorable, interactive family dining experience. The charming 24 seat specialty restaurant features traditional Swiss style fondues including: cheese fondue, fondue “bourguignonne”, fondue “chinoise” and the classic Swiss chocolate fondue.

During the summer, families staying at the Post Hotel can enjoy independent or guided hiking, Whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing and biking with bikes available from the hotel at no additional cost. Through the winter months, families can experience sleigh rides, snowshoeing tours, ice walks, dog sledding, snowmobile tours and more. For families on a ski trip, the Post Hotel offers a complimentary ski shuttle to the nearby Lake Louise ski resort. There is also an ice skating rink located just outside the Post Hotel’s front lobby – a family favourite during the holiday season.

Mount Engadine Lodge

Just off the beaten path and away from the touristy hustle and bustle of Canmore, Mount Engadine Lodge is located within Kananaskis Country, one of the most iconic landscapes in Canada. Mount Engadine offers the ultimate secluded Rocky Mountain experience with all of the charm, warmth and adventure of an intimate backcountry lodge that is perfect for the whole family. Only accessible through Canmore or the Kananaskis Provincial Park by car, Mount Engadine is a place where families reconnect with nature and each other.

As an all-inclusive property, Mount Engadine provides guests with delicious breakfasts, afternoon tea and cozy family-style dinners throughout their stay. There is also the option for guests to stay in private cabins or yurts. With room for only 19 guests per night (and maybe a few furry friends, as pets are welcome to join too), the lodge offers an exclusive retreat perfect for families to spend quality time together.

Just outside of cellular range, the lodge does offer WIFI to guests who wish to stay connect – what’s the password? goplayoutside. With no in-room telephones, computer jacks or televisions to take time away from the breathtaking surroundings, Mount Engadine Lodge encourages guests to adventure outside by offering various seasonal activities from hiking, biking, fishing and canoeing in the summer to dog sledding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Situated in Alberta's magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience our Great Canadian Lodge, surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700 acre year-round luxury mountain resort which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert and Canada's #1 Golf Resort Course. The resort's charming village of cedar chalets and Luxury Signature Cabins, all connected by picturesque paths, offer guests unique access to explore the natural environment surrounding the resort.

Enjoy outdoor recreational activities including ice skating, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter. After an active day outdoors, rejuvenate with a signature treatment at the luxurious Fairmont Spa, inspired by the energy and beauty of Jasper National Park.