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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a great private campground tucked away in the beautiful mountains of Kananaskis Country in Alberta. An hours drive from Calgary and about the same to Banff. Excellent campsites and you can rent Tipis, Trapper's tents, bring your own or haul along your trailer/5th wheel. Great little Trading Post where you can buy most camping food essentials, snacks, firewood,...

Thank snorkelmore
Calgary, AB
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Beautiful wooded area. Great location. Staff was friendly. Outhouses weren't too bad (for outhouses). We had an older Trappers Tent. It smelled musty and wet and had told inside. Bugs & spiders everywhere inside. Holes in the floor so a chipmunk got in and made a home in our suitcase and jumped out and scared my kids at bedtime. They...

Thank Kirsten M
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My family have been camping here for the last 6 years. We recently returned from a week long stay. This time we stayed in our own tent, but in the past we have stayed in both the tipis & trappers tents. We always enjoy the quiet atmosphere at the site and coupled with being outdoors & getting lots of exercise...

Thank yllas66
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Sundance Lodges and our first time taking our 3 and 5 yr old daughters camping. Rather than struggle with our old tent we rented a Trappers Tent whih had bed frames, vinyl mattresses and a heater. It was a fantastic experience all around. Its not a far drive from Calgary, it has a small...

3Thank CalgaryTraveller1979
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in September, we should have stayed longer. We started in a tipi, but changed to a trappers tent due to rain. The trappers tents have a canvas covered deck area to keep the picnic table dry. Our family of 6 fit comfortably with room for gear. The tent heater kept us cozy during the 0 degree...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2015

A friend told us about this campground and we had always driven by not giving it much thought. The other negative reviews had me a little worried that the rules were to strict. However, nothing was an issue and I found the quiet time rules were to my liking. They actually go around and make sure all noise is off...

1Thank irishsiren74
Billings, Montana
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Camped here 5 days and visited Banff NP and Calgary with the family. Both locations are less than 1 hour from the campsite. Bathrooms and showers were very clean and well maintained. ***Note to Managers - install flow compensating shower faucets! No longer need a sign warning of scalding water when toilets flush*** None the less showers were always hot....

1Thank MontanaJeep
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Hired 2 trapper tents for our family group if 10 for a couple of nights. Great welcome,tents well spaced (just as well with 2 very small youngsters who made far too much noise on occasions), great space for games, main toilet and washrooms in excellent condition - remote toilets ......... enough said !!! We all had a great time -...

Thank Jaysie34
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Booking was a breeze Check in was seamless Included were kerosene heater and propane lantern which were so appreciated Washrooms were spotless, sites were large, private, and impeccably kept! Green space for playing, volleyball and badminton nets were also available The location of the property in Kananaskis was amazing and perfect for getting to the many hiking trails in the...

Thank Melanie G
Reviewed 1 July 2015

After getting soaked the night before while tenting in Bow Valley, I was looking for a break. I thought we'd try Sundance Lodges for a night. Glad we did! The staff were very friendly and made you feel welcome. I rented a trapper's cabin for the night and my dogs were welcome too (for a nominal charge). The cabin was...

2Thank ScootersGirl

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When you arrive at Sundance Lodges in Kananaskis, 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 really 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 trapper's tents nestled in the forest near the Kananaskis River. For their convenience, visitors can rent (hire) camping gear from Sundance, or if budget-minded, bring their own. Trading Post: location of the office, washrooms & showers, coin laundry, basic groceries, ice,rental sports equipment and a gift shop. 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. We call the tipi the "adventure." Trapper's 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 trapper's tent. We call the trapper's tent the "comfort" - its covered front deck gives more space as well as shelter from the sun or rain. Both the tipis & the trapper's tents have wood floors, wood frame beds, vinyl covered mattresses, a small kerosene heater and lantern. Outside each one is a firepit and a picnic table. Sites are well-treed and most are very private. 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 away. As a small, privately owned and operated family campground close to many exciting outdoor activities, Sundance aims to provides a peaceful getaway or the base for an active adventure, only 45 minutes away from Banff or Calgary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sundance Lodges

Address: 2 Sundance Rd, Alberta, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country
Number of rooms: 30
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“I would recommend the Trappers tent, good shelter, lots of STAND-UP room inside, clean and comfy!!!”
snorkelmore, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All sites are decent - but indicate how long your trailer is if you are bringing one then they can make sure you are in a big enough site.”
irishsiren74, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask to be close the river and away from the highway.”
MontanaJeep, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Trapper tents - excellent. Perhaps next time we will try a teepee.”
Jaysie34, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Old indian trick:Get a trappers tent if there is a hint of rain.”
JonR212, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
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