Banff National Park is…

Canada’s first national park, established in 1885 to help preserve the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains and truly a once-in-a-lifetime place to visit. With the park encompassing over 6,000 square kilometers, our secluded Banff hotel next to the Bow River gives you endless opportunities to explore the panoramic mountainous landscapes, glaciers, ice fields and coniferous forests. Banff National Park also plays host to a stunning array of wildlife from elk, moose and bighorn sheep to grizzly bears, cougars and hundreds of bird species.

Baker Creek was…

named after a prospector who was searching for mineral deposits in the area during the 1880’s. Whether or not he discovered gold is unknown and his subsequent adventures remain a mystery.
Baker Creek Chalets originated circa `1949 as an overnight stop on the scenic Banff – Lake Louise coach road; the original TransCanada Highway and now the Bow Valley Parkway, at the confluence of the creek and the Bow River. Sightseeing tourists, adventurous travelers and hikers journeying to and from Lake Louise and Jasper would stop at the Bistro Restaurant—a tradition that continues today.

A dream; a passion…

Mike, had a dream to one day own and operate a “fishing camp“. In 1986 when Baker Creek Chalets came up for sale he saw the opportunity to rebuild the bungalow style camp into a mountain resort of distinction. The first set of cabins was replaced from 1987 to 1989. The renovation of the Bistro Restaurant was completed during the winter of 1990/91. The office building was introduced in 1993 and the Elk Lodge featuring the gym was completed in 1995. By June 2004, Mike’s dream met fruition; with the tear down of some of the original bungalows being replaced with the Trappers Cabins and the addition of the Moose Lodge which houses the Heritage Retreat Centre.

In 2011…

 Mike and wife Jan celebrated 25 years of successfully operating Baker Creek.  In 2015 they decided it was time to move into their next phase of life, retirement, knowing that they were leaving a legacy of mountain spirit and hospitality.  A group of investors purchased the property in December 2015 and together are committed to continue the legacy of offering an authentic Canadian Rockies experience to all guests at Baker Creek Mountain Resort.


“Baker Creek is a fantastic getaway and gets you away of the hustle and bustle of Banff/Lake Louise. Great place to getaway and hang out in a cozy cabin by the fire. We have been out multiple times and really enjoy eating at the restaurant and always try and save room for Smores in our cabin. Great service and fantastic location.”
Raymond N.
“I held a photography workshop here and was very pleased with the service. The rooms were absolutely beautiful, the conference facility was perfect for a workshop and the access to photography locations in Banff Park is unbeatable. I’ll hold another event here again.”
BM Photo Tours
“We recently stayed here in a cabin with our daughter and her family. The cabins were comfortable and the setting was fantastic! Coming from Australia where we don’t have snow…it was really nice to be in that environment.”
Driving down the snow covered Bow Valley Parkway we arrived in a winter wonderland. Our log cabin had rustic charm with luxury in a jacuzzi bath. The setting amongst the snow covered trees was beautiful. A perfect get away and easy access to Lake Louise ski area. We ate in the Bistro on site and the food was outstanding. The gym is well equipped and I sweated for an hour there alone. Walking along the creek and seeing 100’s train carriages pass was a sight we don’t normally experience.
Zoe F.

star rating  Our family had an amazing time at Baker creek. Everything was absolutely perfect. The room was so cozy and charming. Extremely clean and comfortable. The hotel structure is beautiful and... read more

Dani E
November 29, 2021

star rating  The cabins are so cute and cozy! It snowed for most of our stay, turning the property into a winter wonderland! It was so beautiful. The staff we very friendly... read more

Jamie P
November 21, 2021

star rating  One of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at, will definitely be coming back. Friendly staff and a beautiful cozy cabin. The location is amazing quiet and peaceful... read more

November 18, 2021

star rating  Was looking for somewhere quiet, for a bit of a couples getaway and we found it!
Great for couples and families!
Incredible location, lovely and helpful staff and great... read more

November 18, 2021

star rating  We've been there twice and we love the experience. The room (Jacuzzi Room) is big enough for you to relax and enjoy the fireplace. What we loved the most... read more

November 13, 2021


Located in the heart of Banff National Park, Baker Creek is less than 20 minutes’ drive from Lake Louise along Bow Valley Parkway. Approaching from the east, take the TransCanada Highway from Calgary, Canmore or Banff, exiting at Castle Junction, and then take Bow Valley Parkway another 15 minutes northwest following the Bow River.
There is a 5% Goods and Services tax which is applicable to most items purchased. This is a federal (Canada) government tax. There is a 4% Alberta Tourism Levy charged on accommodation in Alberta. Additionally, we are members of Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and as such charge a 2% Tourism Improvement Fee on accommodation.
It is customary to leave a tip or gratuity for service employees. This includes food and beverage servers as well as guest room attendants.
While the entire summer and most weekends are very busy in the mountain parks; general holidays are even busier! Alberta recognizes the following general holidays:

January 1 New Year’s Day
Third Monday in February Family Day
March or April Good Friday
Third Monday in May Victoria Day
July 1 Canada Day
First Monday of September Labour Day
Second Monday of October Thanksgiving
November 11 Remembrance Day
December 25 Christmas
All of our rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars. Please ensure that if you are travelling from another country, exchange your currency prior to arriving at Baker Creek Mountain Resort. While we may be able to exchange small amounts of American currency it will be at a premium exchange rate. There are currency exchange offices at Calgary International Airport as well as downtown Banff. However we recommend that to get the best rate, bring some Canadian dollars with you from your bank at home. VISA and Mastercard credit cards are accepted virtually everywhere and most restaurants and hotels also accept American Express. Your credit card will be charged in Canadian currency and your credit card company will apply the exchange rate. If you are unsure of the current exchange rates please visit http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/ for the most up to date currency rates.
If you are travelling from another country you do require a passport to enter Canada. Most visitors, other than those from the United States also require an eTA (electronic Travel Authorization) or a visitor’s visa. To ensure you are aware of the documentation required please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
The village of Lake Louise is approximately 1600 metres or 5200 feet above sea level, and Lake Louise Ski Area’s summit elevation is 2637 m or 8650 ft. Castle Mountain’s elevation is 2766 m or 9072 ft.
We are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). We do change to Daylight Savings time in the Spring (mid-March) to the end of October (MDT).