Stay with us, leave a Legacy

Baker Creek is committed to…

preserving the beauty of Banff National Park for generations to come. Here’s what we are doing to reduce our energy consumption, water usage and waste.

Saving hundreds of litres of water per guest with our linen reuse program, low‑flow showerheads and toilets.

Diverting waste from landfill by recycling guest plastics, cans and papers.

Slashing our energy consumption with LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, programmable thermostats and high‑efficiency heating & cooling.

Balancing our unavoidable emissions through the purchase of carbon credits.

Baker Creek ‘s Commitment…

Each night you stay with us we’ll make a contribution on your behalf to the EcoStay Forestry Initiative; a collaborative legacy of forestry preservation and tree planting that aims to capture carbon while protecting native species woodlands and wildlife habitats for generations to come.

In support of the EcoStay Forest and our other eco‑actions, a $2 nightly amount will be added to every guest’s bill.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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).