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Talus Backcountry Lodge

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#5 of 242 Speciality lodging in Kootenay Rockies
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TAKE A JOURNEY FOR THE SOUL Welcome to the lodge in the sky. Talus is a back-to-the-basic refuge in the Canadian Rockies, nestled in larch trees, surrounded by spectacular vistas with yodel inducing hiking and whoop worthy backcountry skiing. Mountain souls will enjoy the simple pleasures of an authentic and unplugged wilderness experience. At Talus, we count wolverine tracks, not vertical feet. Take a journey for the soul to find out how nature connects us all, makes us human and feel truly alive. We invite you to venture off the beaten path. Talus Lodge is accessed by helicopter from Canmore, Alberta.
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adventuringone wrote a review Nov. 2021
Calgary, Canada169 contributions69 helpful votes
Our daughter and son-in-law were married at Talus Lodge this summer and the entire four days were magical. The hiking is breathtaking, and the accommodation comfortable and inviting. The cooks served up amazing meals and we all were spoiled by their attentive ness. If you don’t feel up to hiking in, the helicopter ride from Canmore was another bonus to the stay. We’ve been to other backcountry lodges, but this one was truly memorable
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms were comfortable. Some had twin beds; other doubles.
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Donna W wrote a review Sep. 2021
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Talus lodge is a very comfortable lodge, with windows around 3 sides to take in the epic mountains right outside, the food was 5 stars, the guide was 5*, the support staff 5*. The hiking and views can’t be beat. We went in Sept and the larches were brilliant. Having been to many back country lodges, this is now my favourite, without a doubt. Book it! Go! And be sure to stay at The Paint Box Lodge in Canmore before and after. It’s absolutely adorable and right downtown in Canmore.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Easy to book, they provide transport, and their sister property, The Paint Box is an adorable...
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To Donna, The pleasure was ours. Talus is a special place and can find its way into your heart. It is often the people that make the place and the thank you is to you for gathering your special people. It was an inspiring celebration of lifetime friendships. We look forward to another time....
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Sandra K wrote a review Sep. 2021
Canmore, Canada5 contributions
Recently returned from a 4 day Hiking Adventure at Talus. Spectacular views fabulous hospitality and of course culinary delights prepared for us daily. Highly recommend for small hiking groups. You are required to hike in and out with your gear.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: To access the lodge you must hike in and out with your own gear.
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To Sandra, Gratitude for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you found Talus spectacular as well as tasty! We look forward to your return. Happy Trails, Sara Renner
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Caroline C wrote a review Sep. 2021
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We had a group of 9 ladies. We hiked into Talus on a Thursday and out on a Sunday. It was spectacular. The lodge itself has a sauna, hot showers, comfy beds, and spacious rooms. The common area has lots of games and puzzles to do during appetizer hour, plus tea, coffee and hot chocolate on hand. The hiking was stunning and offered a lot of different vistas, trails, terrain and diversity. The staff, guides and cooks, are wonderful. Cheerful, helpful, and unflappable. The food was glorious, and bountiful. It was a trip of a lifetime. I strongly suggest it. If you are hiking in pack as light as possible because it is a steady uphill, but totally doable.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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To Caroline, It was a hoot to host your group of ladies at Talus. After over a year of forced introversion, it was a summer of gathering and connecting friends, families and celebrating life milestones. Folks splurged on joy. We were happy to be part of it! Hope make more memories in the future. Happy Trails, Sara
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Rachel W wrote a review Sep. 2021
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Spent 3 nights at Talus Lodge Sept 2021 with a group of 8 of us. Had the lodge to ourselves, which was an intimate and special experience. Our guide, Pate, was so good at reading our hiking moods, and assessing the weather to adjust where and when we hiked. Heidi provided more than enough delicious food for all of us from dawn to dusk! I can't rave about her cooking enough. Emmalie was a gracious host, always busily tending to your needs. The Lodge was just renovated so we were lucky to enjoy the upgrades. It was cozy warm despite the stormy conditions outside. The sauna was a blessing as were the warm showers! This experience was as adventurous as it was relaxing.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Some of the rooms had a second single bed in them. Some were on the lower level and had doors to...
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To Rachel, We are delighted that your crew enjoyed Talus. The pleasure was ours. It can be a fine balance finding the sweet spot between adventure and relaxing. Despite summer snow and epic wind storm, it sounds like the balance was found. There have been a few changes to the summer Talus experience which have been game changers. Upgrades to the lodge include a gravity fed, solar hot water system which translates into a shower experience just like home but feels exceptionally luxurious in the backcountry. Glad you enjoyed it! I will be sure to pass along the compliments to our Talus Team. Hope host you again and thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talus Backcountry Lodge
What food & drink options are available at Talus Backcountry Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Does Talus Backcountry Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.