CMH Heli-Hiking Bugaboo Lodge

CMH Heli-Hiking Bugaboo Lodge
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c/o Canadian Mountain Holidays, 217 Bear St. (mailing address)
Banff, Alberta
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Reviewed by Heather Hansen

Every guest's first view of the remote Bugaboo Lodge is from above, as you approach via helicopter. From that vantage point, the lodge appears as a mere speck surrounded by the breathtaking, roadless wilderness of British Columbia's rugged Purcell Mountains. Upon closer inspection, it's an extravagant base camp at the epicenter of some incredible alpine adventure. Before going inside, guests stall on the lodge's sprawling wooden decks to take in views of the nearby Bugaboo Glacier and the

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Room Types
Lodge Room
Recreation & Amenities
Downhill Skiing,Gourmet Dining,Heli-hiking,Heli-skiing,Hiking,Rock Climbing,Snowboarding,Spa and Massage
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The Bugaboos got their name from a turn-of-the-20th-century gold hoax. The name alone is in part responsible for their iconic stature in the mountain world, though the credibility of this reputation cannot be doubted when one considers the stream of legendary climbers who, during the 1950s – 70s, sought first-ascents on many of these peaks. There is probably no comparably magnificent range with so few visitors in the whole of North America, if not the world.

Newly renovated Bugaboo Lodge sits about 1,600 metres (nearly a mile) high, with 35 rooms with private baths, a wood and stone bar-lounge, an expanded spa area with sauna, steam room, a games room, a handy shop, and a new rooftop hot tub with an extraordinary view. Unique to the Bugaboos, area manager Dave Cochrane has compiled a small interpretive museum of maps, pictures, natural history exhibits, and assorted fascinating Bugaboos memorabilia.

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