At a Glance
   

 

What is Aurum Lodge?
A unique eco-tourism accommodation facility, which was planned, built and is operated with minimal environmental impact. Aurum Lodge is a wilderness retreat for nature lovers, who wish to unwind in a pristine setting or engage in low-impact outdoor activities in the region. more…
 



 

Accommodation options?
We offer two distinctly separate products:

  • The Lodge with six different guestrooms – all with private baths – and a choice of B&B or halfboard arrangement.
  • Three self-contained units for guests who look after themselves and like to prepare their own meals. These have fully equipped kitchen, private bath w. shower, woodstoves, patio and are fully winterized. more…

Location?
We are situated in the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains in the Province of Alberta, close to Banff National Park. This area is also known as Bighorn Country and is accessible year-round by the David Thompson Highway (Hwy 11) which connects the Icefield Parkway in the National Parks with central Alberta. more…
 

Activities in the area?
Most of our guests stay here to enjoy nature and engage in low-impact activities which are available year round and include hiking, biking, riding, canoeing, climbing, ice-climbing, snow-shoeing, dog-sledding etc. While some visitors may prefer to relax and unwind at the lodge, others use us as a base for day trips to explore Bighorn Country and the nearby National Parks. more…
 

Attractions in the region?
Our location in the front ranges allows you to explore the many natural attractions such as waterfalls, lakes, rivers, forests and mountains. Flowers and wildlife are abundant both inside and outside of the parks and five of the six eco-systems found in Alberta can be accessed within half an hours drive.

In addition, there are historic and native sites which can be visited, as well as the tourism highlights of the parks such as the Columbia Icefield. more…
 


When should I come to Aurum Lodge and Bighorn Country?
Aurum Lodge and Bighorn Country are a year round destination and there are, as we say “one thousand and one reasons, for this place of all seasons”. Depending on your personal interest, there are ideal seasons for different outdoor activities, wildlife observation, flora, fall colours, winter magic and so forth. Hiking, photography, tours of the area, and relaxation are possible at any time of the year. more…
 

Why Aurum Lodge?
Our wilderness location makes Aurum Lodge particularly suitable for individuals, couples or small special interest groups who like to enjoy nature, want to relax or engage in low impact non-motorized activities. Shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife are not available here. We are an adult oriented resort without facilities for children. The entire facility is smoke-free and there are no TV’s or phones in the rooms. This is the place to get away from it all…
 



Policies and Rates?

Smoke-free facility; pets are welcome in our self-contained units; advance reservation required; two to three night minimum stays apply for lodge and self-contained units, depending on season. Check-in 3:30 pm to 9 pm, check-out by 10:30 am. First night deposit with a non refundable reservation fee of C$35. Cancellation period min. 5 to 21 days notice, depending on season. Credit Card, cash or travellers cheques accepted.

Our rates vary based on the unit chosen, number of persons, time of year and length of stay. Rates in the lodge range from C$142 to C$269 (including full breakfast for two), whereas rates for the selfcontained units are between C$159 and C$279. Taxes are extra. more…