Delta Lodge at Kananaskis
The Lodge at Kananaskis, as it was called in 1987, is a former Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) hotel. It was opened by CP just in time for the 1988 Winter Olympics held in the mountains of Kananaskis Country and Kananaskis Village.
Today, it’s owned and operated by the Delta Hotels chain and so has since been renamed the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis.
The CP never operated a passenger train service to Kananaskis Village, but it did to nearby Banff. The railway did however provide a coal transport freight service as this was mining country at the turn of the 20th century.
The hotel has 412 rooms in a resort-style setting in the Canadian Rockies. The price for a double occupancy room starts at around CAD 249 (£151.54).
You can enjoy fine dining at the hotel’s Seasons Steakhouse. The hotel has a spa and also offers a ‘Romance Package’. Other facilities and services include an indoor heated pool, indoor/outdoor hot tub, and a baby-sitting service, which should come in handy during ski season.
Here you can enjoy skiing, golf, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and many other activities typical of mountain resorts.
Today, if you want to stay at the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, you can ride the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver operated by Via Rail and get off at the Banff Station. From there, you can hire a rental car and drive up to the village.
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