Edmonton, head South-West towards Rocky Mountain House
(Hwy 2 or 22). From Rocky Mountain House, take Hwy 11 West
towards Banff National Park to Nordegg (this is the Explorer
Trail or David Thompson Highway). Continue on Hwy 11 past
the Bighorn Indian Reserve (Kiska-Waptan), the Bighorn Dam road and follow the shore of Lake Abraham. The turn-off to the lodge
is 44 km past Nordegg, on the lake side of the road, 500 meters after Cline Creek (and 2 km before the David Thompson Resort / Campground).
Calgary, you can head North-West to Rocky Mountain House
and proceed as above or head West to Banff and proceed
as indicated hereafter (depending on weather, road conditions
and time available).
Banff, head North to Lake Louise on the Trans-Canada
(Hwy 1), or the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A). 2 km North of Lake Louise intersection, turn right onto Hwy 93 towards Jasper (Icefields
Parkway or Hwy 93*). Follow the Icefields Parkway* over
Bow Summit to Saskatchewan River Crossing (78 km or approximately 1 hour) and then
turn right (East) onto Hwy 11 towards Rocky Mountain House / Red Deer.
Follow Hwy 11 for 45 km and pass Whirlpool Point, Kootenay Plains and Cline River, along Lake Abraham.
2 km after the David Thompson
Resort / Campground, turn right. We are half an hour from the Saskatchewan River Crossing.
Golden, head to Lake Louise and proceed as above, taking the turnoff onto the Icefields Parkway 2km before Lake Louise.
Jasper, head South on Hwy 93 (Icefields Parkway * ) past
the Columbia Icefield to the Saskatchewan River Crossing.
Just after the Crossing Motel, turn left (East) onto Hwy 11 toward Rocky Mountain House for 45 km.
Pass Whirlpool Point, Kootenay Plains and Cline River, on
the highway along Lake Abraham. 2 km after the David Thompson
Resort / Campground (45 km or half an hour from the Saskatchewan River Crossing), turn right.
11 between Banff Park and Rocky Mountain House is an
area rich in wildlife. Please drive defensively, especially
at dawn or dusk and during night time, to avoid collisions
with deer, elk, moose, wild horses or other animals!
In Winter, check driving conditions on the Icefields
Parkway ahead of time. Hwy 11 is
generally open and maintained in fair to good condition
all winter. Feel free to call us for local conditions or check out the Alberta Motor Association website for road reports (check timing, as they are often not up-to-date...)
Our GPS co-ordinates are : N52-12-470 / W116-28-190