This resort is not your typical hotel accommodations or your usual camping experience. A family-run resort since 1992, Sundance Lodges began as one single tipi. Today, the property is filled with many tipis and trapper tents that shed a whole new light on “comfortable camping.”
This well-located Canadian Rockies camp offers tipi tents, trapper's tents and regular campsites. Spartan and minimally-furnished, the basic accommodations offer a cozy, family-friendly home base for your outdoors adventures in the mountains. And you can rent camping supplies and sports equipment at the onsite Trading Post.
Positioned in the front of the Canadian Rockies, the views from Sundance Lodges are as beautiful as the accommodation itself -- authentic painted tipis and comfy trapper's tents, all with wooden floors and plump beds and mattresses. Situated in the forest bordering the pristine Kananaskis River, it's an incredible spot for outdoor adventures...
Last summer we headed out to Kananaskis for a weekend at Sundance Lodges. Ever since we stayed in a trapper’s tent in Rocky Mountain House, we were hooked…it’s such a fun and unique camping experience. And one we wanted to do again. After a quick search for trapper’s tent camping in our area, Sundance Lodges came up. And in one of our most favourite places ever…Kananskis.
Luxury camping has exploded in popularity around the world. But as yurts, tipis, wood cabins and safari tents start popping up in fields and on hillsides globally, what are the best glamping experiences that lead the way?
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Sundance Lodges offers adventure camping in beautiful Sioux canvas tipis, hand-painted with native-style designs. Each tipi sits on its own site, surrounded by forest and connected by a winding road to other sites...
There are a handful of places on earth that I feel magically drawn to and super connected with. Each one involves a story, includes people we love, and feels like an important part of our lives in some way. These spots feel like a piece of home because we've shared a home cooked meal, connection, wine, and been surrounded by beauty each time we've been there. Something special, that feels...
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.)
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.
One of my favourite features of Sundance Lodges is the way they have set out the lots. It feels very private with spots set out further apart than most campgrounds and I liked the way ours was set back a bit from the road. A friend recently stayed at Tunnel Mountain campground in Banff and was kept up all night by drunk partying teenagers so I was also thankful for the quiet stay we had at Sundance Lodges who emphasize that they are a family friendly spot and that there are quiet hours from 10:30pm - 8am. We stayed during the week and it was super quiet which I cherished.