For much of the year, Alberta transforms into a winter wonderland teeming with opportunities for adventure, exploration and rejuvenation. Whether you’re seeking a rustic off-grid experience, pushing your comfort zone into the backcountry or treating yourself to some luxurious pampering, there are plenty of accommodation options that will be sure to warm the mind, body and soul.

Here are 10 cozy cabins, yurts and lodges to stay at in Alberta this winter.

Note: Follow all Covid restrictions. Prices reflect the starting rate.


Baker Creek Mountain Resort

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Situated right off the Bow Valley Parkway just minutes from Lake Louise, Baker Creek Mountain Resort is surrounded by some of the most iconic Rocky Mountain scenery that Canada has to offer. Riverside views, an onsite bistro, log cabins, wood-burning fireplaces and Jacuzzis make for the coziest of experiences.

Location: Lake Louise, AB

Price: From $225/night


HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel

Tucked along the postcard-perfect Icefields Parkway, HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel provides a rustic, off-the-grid experience that allows you to truly connect with the surrounding nature. With private cabin and dorm options, staying at this hostel is easy on the budget and its cozy common area allows for connecting with your fellow travellers.

Location: Highway 93 N, AB

Price: From $33.64/night


Refuge Bay

photoRefuge Bay

For a one-of-a-kind glamping experience that’s open year-round, the dome house at Refuge Bay provides an incredible place to relax and unplug. Enjoy cozy comforts like a propane heater, campfire grill, hot tub and Nordic Barrel sauna, and soak in the serenity of the surrounding wilderness.

Location: Cherhill, AB

Price: $275/night + $125 cleaning fee


Bear Hill Lodge

photoBear Hill Lodge

The quaint town of Jasper is known for incredible wildlife and views, and you’ll have a cozy home base for seeing both at Bear Hill Lodge. With a variety of accommodation options (including some pet-friendly) from homesteads to chalets to cabins, cottages and the main lodge, your ideal Jasper getaway awaits.

Location: Jasper, AB

Price: From $126/night


Storm Mountain Lodge & Cabins

photoStorm Mountain Lodge

Storm Mountain Lodge was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1922 to promote tourism in the Rocky Mountains. This family-owned and operated lodge has all the makings of a cozy winter retreat with private cabins, wood-burning fires, claw foot soaker tubs, gourmet food, Canadian craft beers, liquor and wine.

Location: Banff-Windermere Highway, AB

Price: From $315/night


Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

photoPomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

One of the most rejuvenating getaways Alberta has in store can be found at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, offering up a modern, luxurious and blissful setting with its adjacent Nordic Spa. Nestled amongst the pine trees and surrounded by mountains, this lodge is a prime spot to recharge the mind, body and soul.

Location: Kananaskis, AB

Price: From $263/night


Shadow Lake Lodge

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Accessible via a 14-kilometre (or 26-kilometre) trail in the summer and winter, Shadow Lake Lodge is a fantastic backcountry retreat with comforts such as cozy beds, hot showers and healthy gourmet meals offered with the private cabins. Secluded in the Rocky Mountains, these private log cabins do not disappoint.

Location: Banff National Park, AB

Price: From $580/night


Mount Engadine Lodge

photoMount Engadine Yurt

With a view of a snow-covered valley framed by the Rocky Mountains, Mount Engadine Lodge is a beautiful spot to partake in winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or warming up in the sauna. Located a short distance from Canmore, the lodge offers a selection of options in which to stay, from the main lodge to cabins, glamping tents and even a yurt. Keep an eye out for wildlife!

Location: Spray Valley Provincial Park, AB

Price: From $165/night


Skoki Lodge

photoSkoki Lodge

A backcountry lodge that is well-worth the 11-kilometre ski to get there, Skoki Lodge is surrounded by five beautiful valleys, spectacular mountain ridges and alpine lakes. Stay cozy indoors with a cup of tea or a good book or continue exploring via the cross-country routes around the lodge.

Location: Lake Louise, AB

Price: From $200/night


Pocahontas Cabins

photoPochahantas Cabins

The snow-covered mountains and majestic wildlife of Jasper are on full display at Pocahontas Cabins. Enjoy nearby activities such as skiing, skating, snowshoeing and fat biking, or just curl up next to the fireplace or relax in the outdoor hot tub. The stars seem to sparkle a little extra from here.

Location: Jasper, AB

Price: From $119/night


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