We would like to acknowledge that Talus Lodge is within Ktunaxa ʔamakʔis, the homeland of the Ktunaxa people.

Talus Backcountry Lodge is located in British Columbia, in the East Kootenays, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Perched on the Continental Great Divide, Talus is located at 2300 meters of elevation. Our closest neighbors are wild residents of Banff National Park 3 km away. As the crow flies, Brother Andre is 25 km to the north at Assiniboine, the fine folks at Nipika are 25 km westwardly and Engadine Lodge is keeping it classy 17 km to the east. We are in good company! The closest town and our staging area is Canmore, Alberta. Canmore is just over an hour away from the  Calgary International Airport (YYC).

Talus Lodge offers guided hiking access and transportation from Canmore for Talus Lodge guests. Due to safety reasons, remoteness of our location, absence of marked trails, difficult terrain that requires skilled navigation and active mining and logging in the area, guest hiking access is only possible with a Talus guide and with the provided transportation from Canmore.

  • Guided hiking: $175.00 per person each way.
  • Includes transportation from Canmore.
  • Minimum group size of six people or equivalent pricing
  • Group commitment to hike in and out and via the same route.


Talus Lodge offers guided ski touring access via Burstall Pass for previous Talus guests who are strong backcountry skiers. Due to safety reasons, guest ski touring access is only possible with a Talus guide. Ski access is based on conditions and weather.

  • Guided ski touring: $175.00 per person each way.
  • Minimum group size of four people or equivalent pricing