flexible capacity groups of all sizes

picture-perfect scenery mountains on your doorstep

3 great lodges relax & recover

Bugaboos / John Evely Bugaboos Relaxing

Three lodges. Indulgence included

Fully equipped with all the modern amenities, our three casual, yet refined lodges provide the ultimate home base for summer relaxation and exploration. Staffed with a dedicated team of guides, hosts and culinary talent, each lodge is equipped with a variety of offerings to enhance your experience. And to answer your next question, "Which lodge is better?" Well, that would be like trying to pick a favourite child, which we can't. Each lodge is unique, but we know whichever one you choose will exceed your expectations.

Bugaboo Lodge Virtual Tour
Bugaboo Lodge - Bar

Bugaboo Lodge

Nestled in the shadows of the Bugaboos mountain range in south east British Columbia, the Bugaboo Lodge sits at a commanding 1,500 m high.

  • 32 rooms
  • Climbing wall
  • Games room
  • Exercise equipment
  • Massage therapy
  • Rooftop hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Bobbie Burns Lodge Virtual Tour
Bobbie Burns Lodge - Hot Tub

Bobbie Burns Lodge

With stunning views of the Purcell and Vertigo mountain ranges on your doorstep, the Bobbie Burns Lodge is the perfect destination for relaxation.

  • 24 rooms
  • Climbing wall
  • Games room
  • Basketball hoop
  • Exercise equipment
  • Massage therapy
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Sauna

Cariboo Lodge Virtual Tour
Summer lodging cariboos

Cariboo Lodge

We’re thrilled to be re-opening this classic backcountry gem to you, your friends and family in July, 2018.

  • 27 rooms
  • Climbing wall
  • Games room
  • Swimming pond
  • Music room
  • Massage therapy
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Sauna

Book Your Dream Trip

Classic Heli-Access Hiking

Take a 3- or 6-day trip through breathtaking scenery hardly anyone else has seen. You’ll catch a morning helicopter then spend the day exploring mountain ridges and meadows. As a group we’ll get so far off the beaten path that there aren’t any paths at all – then we’ll head back to civilization (and a very luxe lodge).

Family Adventures

What happens when you combine million-year-old mountains with zip-lines, glaciers, waterfalls, and your whole family? Quality time, completely redefined. Our 3- or 6-night lodge-to-lodge trips are packed with scenery, activities, memories, and laughter.

Lodge-to-Lodge

Indulge in one grand guided experience that spans two remote lodges (accessible by helicopter only) and Canada's Columbia Mountains. Start your adventure at the Bobbie Burns Lodge, then heli-hop to the Bugaboos Lodge, all the while exploring the world's most glorious glaciers and mountain terrain.

Adventurer in Residence with Brian Keating

For over 30 years, Brian has led groups on nature-based travel trips, exploring some of the best wildlife areas worldwide. Now it's your chance to learn through this guided hiking and walking adventure. At the end of each day, engage in stimulating (and sometimes hilarious) discussions with your group as you relax in our Bobbie Burns Lodge.

Photography with John E. Marriott

John is a Canadian best-selling author and one of the most respected nature photographers in the country. He is a contributing editor to Outdoor Photography Canada magazine and the host of the popular web series, EXPOSED with John E. Marriott. He brings 20 years of experience in wilderness and landscape photography to the workshop, including 7 previous Bugaboos landscape photography workshops.

frequently asked questions

How do I get to the Bobbie Burns Lodge?

You will need to arrive in Banff the day before your CMH Summer Adventure trip begins. We would be happy to help you with your arrangements from Calgary Airport to Banff.

Once in Banff, we will pick you up at your hotel the morning of your trip start date and transfer you to the Brewster Transportation Centre (BTC) where you will depart in our private coach for the Bobbie Burns helipad. The coach leaves Banff at 7:15 am MT, picks up any CMH guests in Lake Louise at 8:15 am, and guests in Golden at 9:15 am and arrives at the Bobbie Burns helipad at 9:45 am. After a short flight (10 minutes) you will arrive at the Bobbie Burns Lodge. For your departure day, you start with breakfast, heli-transfer to meet your coach departing the BB helipad at 11:00 am MT, arrive in Golden at 11:30 am MT, Lake Louise at 12:30 pm MT, Banff at 1:15 pm MT arriving at the Marriott Calgary Airport Hotel at 3:00 pm MT. If you choose to self-drive to the Bobbie Burns helipad pad, we ask you to be there for 9:45 am MT to ensure a proper introduction to the Bobbie Burns program. If you arrive late, you might miss your flight to the lodge!

If you want to drive yourself to the helipad, download our self-driving map.

How do I get to the Bugaboos Lodge?

You will need to arrive in Banff the day before your CMH Summer Adventure trip begins. We would be happy to help you with your arrangements from Calgary Airport to Banff.

Once in Banff, we will pick you up at your hotel the morning of your trip start date and transfer you to the Brewster Transportation Centre (BTC) where you will depart in our private coach for the Bugaboo helipad. The coach leaves Banff at 7:00 am MT, picks up any CMH guests in Lake Louise at 8:00 am, and guests in Golden at 9:00 am and arrives at the Bugaboo helipad at 9:45 am. After a short flight (10 minutes) you will arrive at Bugaboo Lodge. For your departure day, you start with breakfast, heli-transfer to meet your coach departing the Bugaboo helipad at 11:00 am MT, a brief stop in Golden at 11:45 am MT, Lake Louise at 12:45 pm MT, Banff at 1:30 pm MT with an arrival at Marriott Calgary Airport Hotel at 3:15 pm MT. If you choose to selfdrive to the Bugaboo helipad, we ask you to be there for 9:45 am MT to ensure a proper introduction to the Bugaboos program. If you arrive late, you might miss your flight to the lodge!
If you want to drive yourself to the helipad, download our self-driving map.

What's a typical trip itinerary?

The day you arrive at the lodge we will outfit you with boots, jackets, daypacks, rainpants, walking poles and a water bottle. Lunch will be served then you will head outside for a helicopter safety briefing. You will hike that afternoon. The next morning you can join the morning stretch or sleep a little longer. Breakfast is served at 8:00 am and the first helicopter leaves at 9:00 am.

Each group, with its own guide, spends the day roaming and hiking in the mountains. Over the course of the day the helicopter may move each group to three or four different areas giving you a chance to experience a variety of settings. Lunch is picnic-style that you pack from a scrumptious selection set out each morning. In the late afternoon we fly back to the lodge for tea goodies and relaxation prior to a spectacular dinner and an evening of story-swapping. Just as our groups vary, our mileage varies from a kilometre or so (1/2 mile) to 15 kilometres (9 miles). Our guests hike as much or as little as they desire.

Do I have to do the Via Ferrata?

The Via Ferrata is completely optional - you can choose to do a Via Ferrata or Glacier Trek or hike every day.

Is there Wi-Fi/cell service at the lodge? Do you have phones at the lodges?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge, as well as a computer area that you can use for internet browsing. Phones can be found in the computer area, and long-distance calling cards are available for purchase in our retail shop.

Can you cater to dietary restrictions?

Yes, we can cater to your dietary restrictions.

Do you have deals for groups?

We are always open to discuss options for large groups in our lodges - give us a call at 1-800-661-0252.

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