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Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge

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Reviewed January 6, 2011

I have skied into this amazing lodge several times in the past couple years and every time I feel so amazingly privileged to get to spend time in this part of the world. Parks Canada is very restrictive on backcountry developments so for a place...More

Date of stay: February 2010
2  Thank dstyrhds
Reviewed January 5, 2011

I rode in and spend a long weekend here with a bunch of women and it was absolutely AMAZING! The couple who run this place and their crew are very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. The cabins are quaint and and rustic but clean and comfortable....More

Date of stay: September 2010
1  Thank wichdiva
Reviewed April 10, 2010

My husband and I have made the trip to Tonquin Valley Lodge 12 times now, sometimes with our children, sometimes as a get-away for two. We have always marvelled at the level of comfort provided, given the remoteness of the location, and the degree of...More

Date of stay: August 2008
3  Thank vista_10
Reviewed September 18, 2009

I can't say how much we enjoyed my hike in to Tonquin Valley and then how wonderful and relaxing it was staying at the lodge. Big John, Gunner, Johnie and Heather are wonderful hosts! The cabins are cozy and warm in the cool August nights....More

Date of stay: August 2009
3  Thank RLDAlberta
Reviewed August 7, 2007

Having a daughter who is absolutely "horse crazy" I thought "What better way to spend a week of my holidays than to ride into a backcountry lodge on horseback?” Well I must say, after reading a fellow horse enthusiast's review of Kable Kongsrud's Backcountry Lodge,...More

Date of stay: July 2007
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In Jasper National Park, on the continental divide, lies the Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge. This wilderness haven lies 24 kms from the nearest road at the base of the world famous Rampart Mountains and on More the shores of pristine Amethyst Lake. Accessible only by hiking or horseback riding, this accommodation is unique among the Jasper backcountry lodges, and offers pack trips in a true mountain wilderness that everyone can enjoy. With towering peaks and lush meadows, the Tonquin Valley in Alberta provides an authentic Canadian Rockies vacation. Whether you want to explore the lake in a canoe, fish for abundant brook and rainbow trout in a rowboat, read a book, write a letter or participate in the daily horseback rides, this is the ideal situation. Come and stay in one of our comfortable Canadian Rockies chalets and enjoy an unforgettable wilderness experience. Our visitors stay in individual chalets which sleep from one to six people in comfortable bunk beds with all bedding provided. Chalet furnishings include crackling wood-burning stoves which make the rustic ambience even more cozy. Tonquin Valley trips are limited to 18 people in order to maintain an uncrowded and relaxed atmosphere. Less
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"There are larger cabins for families."
Aug. 6, 2018
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"This accommodation offers a rustic and casual experience."
Jan. 18, 2018
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"Bring a fishing rod!"
Jul. 21, 2017
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"Choose a room with horses in the front yard. And if you want to see the Perseid Meteor shower check on the..."
Oct. 18, 2013
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