We booked a Glacier room in this hotel primarily because of its location and were not disappointed. It was also great to be able to beat the crowds of tourists, by taking the last (quieter)Snocoach of the day up to the Athabasca Glacier itself, enjoying beautiful sunshine. We ate in the restaurant (not brilliant - but no alternative!), and then had the museum in the basement to ourselves!
We ate in the cafe next morning - good sandwiches - and then made for the Willcox trail just up the road. Amazing alpine meadows complete with a brief snowfall and Rocky Mt. sheep.
The sun came out again on our way down, so we ventured to the toe of the glacier, (but not beyond the barrier). This walk is strongly recommended if you have the time as it gives a different perspective to the Snocoach trip, better illustrating the huge size of the glacier.
To complete all this within a few hours we needed to be 'on the spot' and the Glacier Chalet provided this neatly. The room was excellent in terms of size, but our only gripe was the toe clippings on the floor in front of the sofa. To be fair, we were quickly moved to another room - but this should not have occurred in any decent hotel, let alone one charging these prices.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking