Best Backcountry Lodges

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s Best of the Mountains 2023 ballot, where readers voted for their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains near Calgary.

Purcell Mountain Lodge. Photo by Ben Taft with 360 Immersion.


Purcell Mountain Lodge

Purcell Mountain Lodge blends the comforts of home and the luxuriousness of an alpine vacation at its property close to Golden, B.C. The lodge boasts breathtaking mountain views, guided tours and refined dining options inspired by its surroundings. And with two comfortable and elevated lodging options to choose from — the main lodge with 10 private and shared rooms or the private two-bedroom chalet — there’s something for a variety of group sizes. Whether you come for the summer hikes or the winter backcountry skiing, your stay at the lodge will be just as memorable as the activities you take part in while you’re there.




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