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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. 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. 

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 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. 

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. Some activities, like via ferrata in the summer months at Mt Norquay, can be booked directly with our front desk team.


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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.


Hot Tub Open at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

We are pleased to inform you that the Hot Tub at Buffalo Mountain Lodge has officially re-opened. Usage is being monitored according to AHS and provincial guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guests can reserve their time slot directly at the Front Desk when they arrive or during their stay.  Advance reservations are not possible and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

At this time, our gym facilities remain closed to the public until we move into the upcoming phases of the provincial relaunch plan. We appreciate your understanding and commitment to health and safety.

Thrill-Seekers Rejoice! Book Via Ferrata with our Front Desk Team

Looking to live it up with an exhilarating adventure in Banff? Our team at the front desk can arrange an epic day of Via Ferrata for those looking for some wild views.

Via Ferrata is an assisted climbing experience along four breathtaking routes on the cliffs above Mt Norquay. Climb ladders, cross suspension bridges, and marvel at the grandeur of the mountain vistas that surround you. Led by a highly experienced ACMG-certified guide, you wear a harness that is always attached to the mountain’s steel cable pathway, securing you to the rock at all times.

So leave your worries behind, live in the moment and get set to explore!

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