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Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by First Nations living in the region.

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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Banff is renowned the world over for its spectacular scenery, soothing hot springs and pure mountain air. It was here in 1885 that the Canadian government created Canada’s first national park.

Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by the First Nations living in the region. A peaceful mountain retreat, the lodge is surrounded by 9 acres of towering fir, pine, and spruce trees, yet just a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the shopping, nightlife and restaurants that are on offer in downtown Banff. A favourite visitor pastime is to observe the deer and elk who frequently nibble on the lawn, right outside the lodge’s windows.

Banff is a popular destination for local and international visitors alike, who flock to the area for the world-renowned hiking, skiing and wildlife. Buffalo Mountain Lodge is the secret gem of the area, offering everything a visitor pictures when imagining a stay in a pristine National Park – comfortable accommodation with fireplaces to cozy up to, uniquely mountain style architecture including post and beam construction and high open ceilings, and delicious hearty meals made up of dishes that can’t be found back home. A stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge will be savoured for years to come.

Rooms at the lodge have fieldstone wood-burning fireplaces, cozy duvets, LCD televisions and Blu-ray players. Many feature patios or balconies. Each room has been carefully decorated to reflect the mountain lifestyle in Banff. The outdoor stainless steel hot tub is best enjoyed after an invigorating hike, bike or ski on one of the nearby trails-or perhaps to aid digestion after a sumptuous meal in the lodge’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Sleeping Buffalo.

For those looking to explore the area visit our activities page to learn about all the summer, fall, winter and spring activities available in the area.


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Awards and Reviews Guest Review Awards 2018

We were rated 8.2/10 for the 2018 Guest Review Awards presented by This award is given to hotels who demonstrate passion, commitment and hard work towards all guests. 2018 Award of Excellence

We were rated in top 10 out of 30 hotels in Banff. We got a score of 8.2 out of 10 based on customer reviews.


Trip Advisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence

We placed in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor!

TripAdvisor 2018 Guest Excellence Rating

Over 700 TripAdvisor travelers have given Buffalo Mountain Lodge an excellent rating.


TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Hot Tub & Fitness Center

Please be advised that the hot tub and gym area at Buffalo Mountain Lodge is closed until further notice. This aligns with the current efforts of AHS and the Public Health Agency of Canada to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter

BML Kitchen Renovations

Our kitchen area in the Main Lodge will be undergoing renovations from March 16 to April 20, 2020. Please be advised that due to this, our Sleeping Buffalo Dining room, bar area, as well as Strathcona and Wainwright meeting rooms, will be closed to guests. During this time, we will ensure meal services for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available on property for our guests. Thank you for your cooperation and please do not hesitate to contact the front desk should you have any questions.


Housekeeping Services

Due to the COVID-19 situation and to promote social distancing, we will no longer be providing housekeeping services for stayovers. Should you require additional towels, our team will drop them off to you at your room door. Please contact the front desk team throughout your visit for further assistance.

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