Description of Sundance Lodges
When you arrive at Sundance Lodges in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, you find yourself in the heart of the spectacular Rocky Mountains of Western Canada surrounded by jagged peaks of incredible beauty.
A stay at Sundance encourages busy travelers to slow down and experience nature – not just look at it, thus creating precious memories that nourish the soul.
Since 1992, the Sundance owners and staff have been welcoming local and international travelers seeking a peaceful, low-impact rustic experience in beautiful self-catered tipis and comfortable trappers tents nestled in the forest near the Kananaskis River.
For their convenience, visitors can rent (hire) camping gear from us or if budget-minded, bring their own.
Tipis: Our beautiful authentic Sioux design tipis reflect the heritage of the area.
Nearby Stoney natives, descended from the American Sioux, used to hunt and fish in the Kananaskis area.
Trappers Tents: An old trap line, inactive, ran through our property and up the Valley many years ago. It gave us the idea for our next tent structure the trappers tent.
For those visitors who wish to experience exciting outdoor activities in the area – horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing and whitewater rafting are all within a short drive.
Sundance provides either a peaceful glamping getaway or the base for an active outdoor adventure, yet less than an hour from Banff or Calgary.
- 9 Units
- Sleeps: 4 Persons
- Toilets (Shared) , Showers (Shared)
- Towels(Hire) and Bedding(Hire)
- Self Catering
Tipi: As you slowly drive around the heavily treed campground, you will catch flashes of the bright colours on the tipis. Each has its own campsite.
Inside: a wood floor, wood frame beds with mattresses sealed in vinyl, a small kerosene heater and lantern.
Outside: a picnic table and firepit - great for evening campfires.
We call our tipis "the adventure" - designed by the natives to shed water down the inside of the poles when raining & with a fire in the middle. We ski...
Other Accommodation at Sundance Lodges
Trapper's Tents: these canvas wall tents were used extensively in the old West by trappers, loggers, miners and settlers.
Our tents have a wood floor, wood frame beds with vinyl covered mattresses, a heater and lantern.
The wood floor extends out the front into a 12' x 12' deck with a canvas awning.
Outside: over the sleeping area - a vinyl fly to keep out moisture; a picnic table & firepit. Try a campfire for roasting marshmallows! We call the trapper's tent really "comfortable camping."
- Shared Showers
- Shared Toilets
Trading Post: washrooms with private hot showers (free for guests), coin laundry; Reception, sports equipment rental, internet kiosk (small charge), basic groceries, ice, pop, snack food, Gift Shop, public telephone.
Drinking water hydrant.
- Sports Fields
Our shop is open daily till 8 or 9pm. Fresh coffee is available every morning.
Sundance is a family campground so we do have strict Quiet Hours from 10:30pm to 8am (no music, no generators, voices kept low). Guests are still welcome to enjoy campfires, roast marshmallows and enjoy the stars.
What to bring?
- Basic Provisions
- Cooking Utensils
- First Aid Kit
- Sleeping Bags
Guests renting our supplies (see list on our website): bring warm clothes, flashlights, and food if not eating out at nearby restaurants. We carry just basic groceries.
For those bringing their own: lawn chairs, garbage bags, water jug, basin for washing dishes at campsite, pot for boiling water. See our website for more details.