Best Hotels in the South Canadian Rockies

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.

Historic hotel located in a valley of mountains.
Prince of Wales Hotel. Photo courtesy of Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection.


Prince of Wales Hotel

Guests can experience part of Canada’s rich history through the renowned architecture and craftsmanship at the Prince of Wales Hotel, which was originally built in 1927 by the Great Northern Railway. Located in Waterton Lakes National Park, guests are steps away from incredible escapades here. From hiking in Alberta’s great outdoors and exploring its gorgeous lakes to exciting activities like horseback riding and golf, there’s no lack of great adventures surrounding the Prince of Wales Hotel. The hotel offers unmatched views of Upper Waterton Lake and its adjacent mountains. The hotel’s dining room and lounge showcase the best of these breathtaking views so you can relish in the beautiful landscapes while indulging in a gourmet menu inspired by local ingredients.

AB-5, Waterton Park, 844-868-7474,



Waterton Glacier Suites

107 Windflower Ave., Waterton Park, 403-859-2004,


Bayshore Inn & Spa

111 Waterton Ave., Waterton Park, 403-859-2211,


Crandell Mountain Lodge

102 Mountview Rd., Waterton Park, 403-859-2288,


Kilmorey Lodge 

117 Evergreen Ave., Waterton Park, 403-859-2334,

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