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Deluxe King Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe King Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe King Suite | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Double Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Basecamp Lodge

Basecamp Lodge

3.5 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Top rated for cleanliness (4.6/5)

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Housekeeping
1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB, T1W 1N6

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCanmore Museum and Geoscience Centre13 min walk
  • Popular LocationYamnuska Mountain Adventures15 min walk
  • Popular LocationCanmore Golf and Curling Club3 min drive
  • AirportBanff, AB (YBA)16 min drive

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About this area


Located in Canmore, Basecamp Lodge is in the mountains and near the boardwalk. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Canadian Ski Museum West are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Yamnuska Mountain Adventures and Canmore Golf and Curling Club. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as ice skating and sledding.

What's nearby

  • Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre - 13 min walk
  • Yamnuska Mountain Adventures - 15 min walk
  • Canmore Golf and Curling Club - 3 min drive
  • Cross Zee Ranch - 4 min drive
  • Silvertip Golf Course - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 23 min drive
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 75 min drive


  • Spice Hut - 5 min walk
  • Rocky Mountain Bagel Co - 5 min walk
  • Elita - 7 min walk
  • Chez Francois Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Communitea Cafe - 10 min walk

About this property

Basecamp Lodge

3.5-star hotel near Banff National Park
You can look forward to free to-go breakfast, a fireplace in the lobby, and conference space at Basecamp Lodge. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the overall value
Room features
All guestrooms at Basecamp Lodge offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and shower/tub combinations
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and heating



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 4:00 AM–11:00 AM

Things to do

  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Conference space (530 square feet)
  • Meeting room


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 50-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

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92% of travellers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, smart lock


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: CAD 150.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Bear Canmore
Bear Hostel
Hostel Bear
Hostel Bear Canmore
Basecamp Lodge Canmore
Basecamp Canmore
The Hostel Bear to Basecamp Lodge
Basecamp Lodge Hotel
Basecamp Lodge Canmore
Basecamp Lodge Hotel Canmore

Frequently asked questions

Is Basecamp Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Basecamp Lodge?

As of Sept 30, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Basecamp Lodge on Oct 20, 2022 start from CA $109.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Basecamp Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Basecamp Lodge?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Basecamp Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Basecamp Lodge located?

Situated in a provincial park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. Canmore Golf and Curling Club and Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Basecamp Lodge and receive a full refund?

Yes, Basecamp Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Basecamp Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 541 out of 1003 reviews
5 - Excellent 54%
Rating 4 - Good. 336 out of 1003 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 74 out of 1003 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 28 out of 1003 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 24 out of 1003 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room is very comfortable and the staff is very friendly. It's great to walk into town to our favorite coffee and supper spots. The parking is not great and we had a tough time getting out of the lot because of how tight the corners are and the amount of big trucks that were parked there.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Comfortable and clean room.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location very close to restaurants, bakeries, and the highway to Banff National Park. We had a wonderful view of the mountains from our bedroom window. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and bathroom had good quality linens, soap, lotion, and hair products. On the negative side, the trains run all night long behind the hotel. We noticed it more on the first night but kind of got used to it after that. I also wish they'd remove some of the policies enacted during Covid: 1) rooms are only cleaned after 5 days which seems excessive. I can see cleaning every two or three days. Our request for room cleaning on our 3rd day there was happily accommodated. 2) breakfast is now a to-go basked with yogurt, fruit, juice bottles, packaged muffins, and cheese. I wish they'd go back to a full breakfast in their upstairs dining area.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staff were friendly, train wasn’t as noisy as I thought it would be. Bed was comfortable, location was great. Shower pressure was great! Would come back.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
We enjoyed our stay at Basecamp Lodge. It was just what we were looking for- a simple stay while we explored the area. We loved that the hotel provided us with “snack baskets” as opposed to a continental breakfast because we were able to take the snacks out with us when we went out exploring. Very convenient. There are train tracks right behind the hotel, and while we weren’t bothered by it, I can see it bothering others. My biggest concern was the cleanliness. There were stains on the carpet, stains on the shower curtain, cobwebs in the corner of the bedroom, and that orange colored mildew on the floor in front of the bathtub and inside the sink around the rim of the drain. Also, the keurig in the room. Do. Not. Use. It. I needed hot water and made some quickly in the keurig and there were black particles floating in the water that was processed through it. There was also dust and grime inside of the machine. While I do feel like those things should be fixed and the place could be a little cleaner, it would not keep me from booking a stay here again. The location is also very convenient.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I enjoy the town and stay Unit is very clean looking forward next next vacation
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were all extremely helpful and kind. The common spaces are really lovely and my room was very comfortable. There is a trainline that runs behind the property, but the windows seal the noise well and this didn't bother me.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good basic accommodations. Property and staff were good. But, literally right beside the train tracks, so a bit of train noise, can’t sleep with the window open. Parking is a joke. More rooms than stalls and even with a small car maneuvering around the build is very difficult. You WILL need to find parking off site if you remove your car from a spot after 7 pm. And if you like your car you will be worried about it getting hit because the lot is so tight.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Easy to find and staff was helpful
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Tu Van
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Easy web self check-in with detailed instructions prior to arrival. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean and comfortable. Provides daily healthy snack basket (yogurt, granola bars, apples, packaged cheese..). The only down side is that the building is right next to the train tracks, was woken up a few times in the middle of the night by the noises.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022