Southern Alberta Fishing Lodges and Family Resorts
Alberta Lodges and Resorts Vacations
Southern Alberta family lodges and resorts resorts vacations..

Walking with The Dinosaurs at The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller features the world's largest display of dinosaur specimens. See over 50 dinosaur skeletons in prehistoric settings (including Tyrannosaurus Rex). Take a tour in Dinosaur Provincial Park encompassing one of the world's most extensive dinosaur fields.

Fishing, canoeing, hiking, camping, golfing, and guest ranching can round out your dinosaur vacation. Try paddling the rivers winding through Alberta's South. Winter brings terrific cross country skiing and ice climbing.

South of Medicine Hat is Cypress Hills Provincial Park. This area was untouched by the last ice age and offers an entirely unique mix of wildlife and vegetation. In Waterton Lakes National Park bald prairie lies to one side while the Rocky Mountains shoot into the sky on the other! Large animals in the park include buffalo, moose, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat, black bear, grizzly bear and cougar. Joined to the United States' Glacier National Park, Waterton is the world's first International Peace Park.


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Inns and Spa at Heartwood

Activities: Family, Spa, Romance, Hiking, Tennis,

Heartwood Haven, located in the heart of the Badlands in Drumheller, Alberta is a unique venue for business meetings, conferences, seminars, family gatherings, Romantic get-aways and Weddings. The Haven is also a Family Friendly Inn, so children are always welcome. Heartwood Manor and the surrounding area offer plenty of activities with world-renowned golf courses, tennis courts, go-cart tracks, bumper boats, and amazing hiking trails are all available for a daily excursion. Located in the Badlands of Alberta, you're as apt to stumble over a dinosaur clavicle or a hoodoo as you are an oil derrick or an old abandoned coal mine. Heartwood Manor is the central booking agency in the Drumheller area for "Edventure" Tours, which specialize in educational packages for seniors, individuals, couples, women and corporate retreats, and for families.

The Inn has nine rooms, each with private bath and cable television with the movie channels, plus a separate Honeymoon Cottage. Most of the chambers have jet tubs and sitting areas with a fireplace. The Art Gallery displayed throughout has been consigned from a variety of Western Canadian artists, while antiques are predominantly turn-of-the-century. The intricate pine cabinets, five-foot high wainscoting, alcoves, and carvings create the romance of years gone by while modern amenities provide the creature comforts of today.
Heartwood Haven provides an additional five rooms, with the same beauty and elegance that Heartwood has been synonymous with. Also included in the Haven is a full size luxury suite with kitchen, living room and dining area, large TV and double Jacuzzi, as well as a separate bedroom in addition to a king and double bed in an alcove off the living room.

One of the great benefits of staying at Heartwood Manor is the Spa. The staff at the Manor's Spa will give you first class treatment, including herbal baths, full body/facial massages, reflexology, pedicures, stone therapy, body polishing, glamour photography, and more! Gift certificates are also available; this is a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons.

Facilities:
Lodge Rooms and Tipis
Dining Room - Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
Language - English

Trusty Creek Trout and Trail

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife, Canoeing, Rafting,

Palmer Springs Ranch, Alberta - The Palmer Springs, on the banks of the Waterton River, is a classic Canadian cattle operation. The lodge blends in with the ranch buildings and provides the sportsman with modern private rooms, bathroom amenities and a lounging area in front of the fireplace.

A short walk and Palmers private spring-fed lakes, teeming with large rainbows, await your cast. Our guides have over 40-years combined experience fishing these waters. Top quality driftboats and an intimate knowledge of the water put you onto the very best fishing the area offers. Stay at the renowned Palmer Springs Ranch where you'll find Rainbows and Browns to 30 inches in exclusive, spring-fed lakes. The ranch is set in the foothills of the Rockies, with the famous Crowsnest and other Blue-ribbon streams a short, scenic drive away. If you are flying out of Calgary, you can top off your vacation in style on the world-class Bow.

Other atttractions in the area include Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier International Peace Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (a World Heritage site), and many others, too numerous to mention.

Also: Our Bull River Lodge, deep in British Columbia's majestic Rocky Mountains, sits within casting distance of Galbraith Creek and the Bull River. Rustic luxury awaits the sportsman who craves pristine wilderness and solitude on the river. We have created a hide-a-way from everyday life in our lodge carved out of the wilderness. Hand-Crafted Log Cabins, privately situated, are roomy enough for a small to mid-size party or family. Our main lodge has a meeting room for small company meetings, or socializing. We are the only lodge and guide service in this remote river. We believe in a small, quality controlled company, therefore we only guide a maximum of six fishermen at any time and prefer to keep it at four fishers. This gives our guests the best possible experience and our utmost attention.

Facilities:
Lodge Rooms and Tipis
Dining Room - Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
Language - English

Bow River Outfitters

Activities: Fishing, Guiding, Instruction

Enjoy some of the greatest fishing, scenery and sounds of North America as you fish with world-class Bow River Outfitters. We offer year round river and lake fishing for incredible Rainbow and Brown trout within the best section of the river. Within easy driving distance are other walk and wade rivers offering Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat trout, and Walleye in the high teens and 30+ lb. Northern Pike found in some local area lakes. This particular stretch of the Bow is the best dry fly fishing in North America. From the novice fisherman to the most skilled angler, this river has it all - float fishing, walk and wade, wet or dry fly fishing, night stalking and spin casting. It is the best in the world.

The simple, but ellignt main lodge includes a contemporary kitchen, large dining area and living room, fireplace, billiard table, solarium, and four private bedrooms. A picturesque, rustic log cabin below the main lodge is nestled in a spectacular wilderness setting on the banks of the Bow.

Located less than two hours east of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, the lodge is situated on the banks of world-famous Bow River. For your convenience, th
e international airport in Calgary is just one hour away and transportation is available. One to three day guided float, walk and wade packages include meals and/or accommodation.

Facilities:
Lodge Rooms and Cabin
Dining Room - Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
Language - English

Aspen Village Inn

Activities: Fishing, Nature, Hiking, Family, Golf

The quiet, uncrowded National Park. The Perfect place to view spectacular scenery, wildlife and enjoy outstanding recreational opportunities. Discover nature at its best... Year Round!... A rare gem tucked into the southwestern corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. In this breathtaking part of the world, the majestic Rocky Mountains rise suddenly out of the rolling prairies. Amid the peaks are the lakes of Waterton Lakes National Park, carved out of the rock by ancient glaciers. In the heart of the Waterton townsite, the Aspen Village Inn provides the widest variety of, sparkling clean accommodations in the Park. The Inn features a spacious lobby and comfortable guest lounge, and a new gift shop with a wide selection of unique and locally-made gifts, spectacular mountain views, jacuzzi whirlpool, playground, BBQ and picnic area.

The Windflower is a two storey building, looking south down the Waterton Valley. A large balcony circling the second floor is perfect for catching the afternoon sun and watching the Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep amble by.
Facing east across the Upper Waterton Valley is the Aspen Section, a two storey building with spectacular mountain views. Each superior room is comfortably appointed, and furnished with either one or two Queen beds with cozy down comforters. The Aspen Superior Suite boasts a cathedral ceiling, private bedroom with king size bed, two-person jacuzzi tub, large living room with a fireplace and pull-out couch, and a private balcony looking south down the Waterton Valley, with a million dollar view of the Rocky Mountains.
Perfect for families and friends! Cozy, individual units in the heart of Waterton Village. Everything from one-bedroom suites to large two-bedrooms with full kitchen and fireplace...accommodating up to eight people!

Facilities:
Roms, Suites, Cabins
Dining Room - No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Yes
Language - English





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