I've wanted to do an overnight "moms and kids trip" for a couple of years now but challenges have always gotten in the way. Backpacking was out because I don't have the strength to carry gear for two people into a backcountry campground, and while regular camping was the easier option, I've really come to like my trailer (which I can't tow on my own.)
Tucked away in a forest in the Canadian Rockies, Sundance Lodges in Kananaskis offers an upscale camping experience to adventure-seekers. It’s not quite a cottage, but it’s definitely more than a conventional tent: you’re still sleeping in the wilderness without power, but with the comfort of a warm, cozy bed and nearly no set up involved!
Our first stop was a quirky glamping site in Kananaskis country, Sundance Lodges. We had reserved a two person TP with double bed and heater. Upon arrival we were given a kerosene lamp and cautioned to keep all our food in the car, due to bears being spotted in the campsite. I was dubious about how well our TP flap would hold up against a curious bear. Each camp site was private and secluded. It was the perfect balance of nature and comfort.
Sundance Lodges has been around since 1992 and offers tipis, canvas tents and lots where you can pitch your own tent. Sundance Lodges has everything you need for a pampered camping experience. Starting with real flushing toilets! There are toilets & showers and their trading post is well appointed with the most common items campers would forget. For example I remembered to bring tin foil but forgot...