Facility Upgrades

about 1 month ago

From new, dedicated Interpretive space, to expanding our ski lodges and the day care facility used by the community of Lake Louise, our Long-Range Plan includes widespread improvements to enhance the experience for guests and provide sufficient indoor space in line with industry standards.

Guest experience, education and safety improvements include:

  • New mountain-top day lodge and Interpretive Centre at Eagle Ridge
  • New day lodge next to the original Whiskey Jack Lodge and new ski patrol facilities
  • New building for children (daycare) and guest and educational services in the Base Area
  • Expansion of Temple Lodge and construction of Temple Operations Building
  • New Top of the World Warming Hut


A comprehensive map of our existing and proposed facilities can be downloaded here.

The proposed new mountain-top Eagle Ridge Day Lodge, with a dedicated Interpretive Centre, would serve winter visitors and offer summer programs. These programs for visitors and ski area staff will help increase the awareness and understanding of the natural and heritage features and values of Banff National Park.

By relocating the summer visitor program from Whitehorn Day Lodge to this new facility at Eagle Ridge, this is an environmental gain by reducing impacts of summer program activities on wildlife in the mid-mountain area, considered preferred habitat. Also, the new lodge will provide us with much-needed space to reduce over-crowding issues during the winter and deliver winter interpretation.

We will design new buildings and signage with appropriate materials and design standards that fit into the wilderness landscape as per the detailed Long-Range Plan.