RTX Resort Spotlight |Banff Gate Mountain Resort

Over the last year, RTX has increased its presence in Canada, with a more active involvement in the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) and partnerships with several properties throughout the country. We are thrilled to offer beautiful Canadian destinations to our members, and we welcome our growing base of Canadian members to explore all that RTX has to offer.

There aren’t many words that can accurately describe the grandeur of Banff, located in the Canadian Rockies. Every turn is a potential postcard memory, every vista a magnificent sight. Marvel at the jagged, snow-capped peaks looming before you. Be amazed at the dense pine woods, the emerald mountain lakes and abundant wildlife all around you. Welcome to beautiful Banff.

Rocky mountain sunset and river.

Located adjacent to Banff National Park and 15 minutes outside the town of Canmore, RTX members are invited to stay at the Banff Gate Mountain Resort, a rustic, natural retreat in the majestic pines of Pigeon Mountain at the foot of Lougheed and Windtower Mountains. The resort is located in true wilderness at the end of an old fire road, with abundant wildlife roaming the valley nearby. See deer, elk, coyotes, bears, and even cougar if you’re lucky. Get inspired with a challenging hike right out the back door – Centennial Ridge is the highest maintained trail in the Canadian Rockies and offers incredible views and an elevation gain of more than 5,000 feet.

The resort itself boasts 46 fully appointed chalets immersed in natural peace, quiet, and wilderness. Walk back in time and visit these classic A-frame cabins that harken back to the area’s original ski lodge roots. Each one sleeps six and has a large deck, full kitchen, and barbecue grill. After enjoying all the natural activities that Banff has to offer, relax in a newly-remodeled indoor heated pool, hot tubs and a family lodge.

Out & About in Banff

Your home base at Banff Gate Mountain Resort is the prime location to explore the beauty and wonder of the Canadian Rockies. Visit the nearby town of Canmore for a meal or some shopping, and don’t miss out on at least one of Banff’s famous festivals, like the Ice Magic Festival or Bon Appetit Banff. The Calgary Stampede is a must for summer visitors, and Lake Louise is about as picturesque as it can get. For adventure seekers, ice skating, cave tours and ice climbing are just a few of the activities found in this winter wonderland. And of course, the Banff National Park is adjacent to the resort, and is full of opportunities for fun and exploration. Be sure to get a free Discovery Pass for unlimited access to Canada’s national parks, historic sites and more.

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About the Author

About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family and dog, and of course, traveling! His favorite RTX spots to visit are Orange Beach, Alabama, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, but he's visiting new places all the time. .

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