Canadian Rockies: Num-ti-ja Lodge

Num-ti-jah Lodge
Num-ti-jah Lodge

Our original intention was to drive straight from Banff to Jasper, but friends recommended Num-ti-jah Lodge so we stayed there for a couple of nights. The Lodge, about 25 miles north of Lake Louise, was built in 1920 by pioneer guide and outfitter Jimmy Simpson. He wanted it to be large but only had short timbers, hence the unusual octagonal shape. We loved it.

The evening we arrived, we went straight out onto the Bow Glacier Falls Trail which left from the Lodge’s parking lot. That worked up an appetite for dinner!

The following day we tackled the Helen Lake Trail. I always find it weird to be so high that I’m standing in snow, yet wearing a short-sleeved shirt.

Linked to Jo’s Monday Walks. After Num-ti-jah, we headed for the Icefields Parkway and Jasper, so there will be more Rockies walking from there next week.


  1. Morning, Anabel! Seems appropriate that I’ve woken to snow 🙂 I almost missed this but spotted it in the nick of time. Often happens when I’m away. Many thanks for your company. Have a lovely week! 🙂


  2. Hi Anabel – it is stunning up there … Mum and I drove from Banff to Jasper in July – fine .. but it snowed and settled!!! Still loved the time we had … but I think a night in your hotel looks a great idea next time .. cheers Hilary


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