Num-Ti-Jah Lodge - Celebrating the Legends of the Canadian Rockies

When Jimmy Simpson, founder of Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, first came upon Bow Lake in 1898, he described it as the most beautiful thing he'd seen in Canada. For more than eighty years thousands of guests, visitors and artists have agreed with his words.

Num-Ti-Jah Lodge overlooks one of the most dramatic scenes in the Canadian Rockies. Out of Bow Lake the mountains rise steep and rugged. The blue ice of Crowfoot Glacier hangs suspended over the turquoise water. To the west, the craggy peaks of the Great Divide tower over Bow Glacier.

Jimmy Simpson's first guests at Bow Lake travelled in by horseback. They came to experience a part of the world that few had seen. Hospitality was a tent for sleeping in, wool blankets for warmth, and meals cooked on an open fire.

In today's modern world, there are still only a few basics that we all need at the end of the day: shelter for the night, a hearty meal, and a warm bed. At Num-Ti-Jah Lodge we believe in the simple life. We have 25 rustic rooms to stretch out in, hot showers any time, thick duvets to crawl under, and no phones or TV in the room to interrupt your thoughts.

Our restaurant is the heart of our Lodge. The large stone fireplace built by Jimmy Simpson warms the room in the evening. On the log walls, Jimmy's collection of animal heads are evidence of an adventurer's life in the mountains. Our cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef, Charles See, is fresh, in season and always cooked to perfection.

Num-Ti-Jah Lodge is located 40 kilometres north of Lake Louise on Highway 93 in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. We are a three hour drive from the Calgary International Airport.

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