Sara Renner, co-owner of the Paintbox Lodge, was mothered by the mountains. Raised in the backcountry, from a bloodline alive with adventure, Sara spent her formative years hooting from mountain peaks at Assiniboine. Her connection to the wild provided balance and strength and undoubtedly powered Sara to become Canada’s only cross country skier to win both a Olympic and World Championship medal. After 25 years of operating Assiniboine Lodge on behalf or BC Parks, Sepp and Barb Renner have passed the torch to Sara’s brother, Andre Renner and his business partner, Claude Duchesne.
Built in 1928, Assiniboine Lodge is the first ski lodge in the Canadian Rockies. Retaining it’s rustic charm of the past, the comfortable and cozy accommodations are the perfect base to explore the spectacular surroundings. The full service lodge welcomes 30 guests in 7 private cabins and 5 lodge rooms. Accessible from Canmore, guests enjoy guided hiking and ski touring, great fresh hearty food, warm showers, saunas and goose down duvets. Park visitors can also rough it in the rustic, self service Naiset Huts or camp. The Assiniboine family welcomes people with an adventurous spirit who are ready to be inspired by the mountains and beautiful meadows. Extraordinary experiences are served daily.
Assiniboine Lodge is located in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Assiniboine is a place of soaring glacier clad peaks, alpine meadows filled with larch trees, wildflowers and powder snow, turquoise lakes and remote wilderness. The Park is 28 kilometeres from the nearest road and accessible by helicopter, hiking or skiing.
Take a step back into Canadian history and have a mountain adventure like no other.
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