THE LOCATION

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

Talus Backcountry Lodge is a remote wilderness lodge 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).

HOW TO GET TO TALUS LODGE

STAGING TOWN: Canmore, Alberta

HELICOPTER ACCESS: Talus Lodge is currently a helicopter access lodge.

GUIDED HIKING ACCESS:  Talus Lodge is in the process of transitioning to guided hiking access. Transportation will be provided from Canmore.
Summer 202o: Talus Lodge will be offering guided hiking access for private groups (12 people).
Summer 2021: Talus Lodge will be transitioning to guided hiking access only.

GUIDED SKI ACCESS: Talus Lodge offers guided ski touring access via Burstall Pass for previous Talus guests who are strong backcountry skiers and based on conditions and weather.

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, hiking and ski access to Talus Lodge is guided.