Frequently Asked Questions About The Lodge at Panther River
Planning a getaway is exciting. We know you’ll have questions so check out our FAQ’s to find your answers. Can’t find the question you are looking for? Call The Lodge at (844) LODGE 77
Are you open year around?
Yes, the Lodge at Panther River is open years round and has a number of activities, and adventures perfect for each season.
Do you have trail rides for beginners?
Yes, Our 2 hour Mountain View and 3 hour Explore Kline rides are great for beginners.
Can kids participate on trail rides?
Yes, We welcome kids 10 and over on all trail rides.
Can guests ride their own horses on trail rides?
Yes, Guests are welcome to book one of our knowledgeable guides to guide them on an unforgettable trail ride.
Trail Ride destinations and times
Honeymoon Flats is around two hours one way from the lodge Dormer Lake is around three and a half hours one way from The Lodge Ice Lake is around four and a half hours one way from The Lodge Ya Ha Tinda is around a 30 mins drive from The Lodge.
Can we bring our dog on trail rides?
For the safety of all riders and Panther River horses we ask that you please leave your dog at your campsite or in your cabin.
How do we get there?
Link that will open our Map with Driving directions.
Is there a gravel road out to The Lodge?
Yes, there is 28 kilometers of gravel road out to The Lodge.
Where is the nearest airport?
Calgary (YYC) is the closest airport to The Lodge.
How far is The Lodge at Panther River from Calgary?
The Lodge is about a two hour drive from Calgary.
What is the weather like?
Is there a barbeque for guests to use?
We have a gazebo set up with a barbeque, vintage inspired fire pit, and a picnic table avaliable for all camping and cabin guests to use.
Are your tenting sites gravel or grass pads?
All of our tent camping sites have gravel pads only.
Are there trees near your campsites?
Yes, we do have campsites that are more private and are surounded with trees, as well as campsites that are more open. The campground is surrounded by trees.
Do you have a cabin with a kitchenette?
Yes, the Aster Suite has a kitchenette complete with a mini fridge, sink, two burner stove, and all the pots, pans, and dishes you will need.
Can we put a roll away cot in the cabin?
Yes, we can put cots in our cabins, but please keep in mind each cabin has a maximum 4 person capacity.
Do we need bedding for our cabin stay?
All of our cabins come supplied with bedding and towels for your comfort
Do we need bedding for our outfitter tent stay?
Yes, please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow for you outfitters tent stay
How many people do the outfitters tents accommodate?
Our outfitters tents are 14” by 16” and can accommodate up to six guests on the cots supplied
What is for supper?
Each night we serve buffet style home cooking. Please follow us on facebook to find out what is cooking tonight!
Can we use deep fryers?
For the safety of all guests we prohibit use of deep fryer or any turkey fryer on Panther River property.
Are pets welcome?
Bring your dog, bring your cat, pets are welcome, but please be respectful and keep all pets leashed and cleaned up after.
What kind of activites are in the area
Aside from all of our exciting adventures, there are bikes to rent, a number of glorious hiking trails to adventure out on, horseshoe pits, a playground for the kids, The Panther River beach to sit and enjoy.
Can you purchase me a fishing licence?
It is our guest’s responsibility to have a valid Alberta sports fishing licence. To purchase a licence visit
Alberta Sport Fishing Regulations
Guests can fish at Dormer Lake year around, depending on ice conditions. For other Rivers and streams it is our guest’s responsibility to know the Alberta Fishing Regulations. Please visit
for the Alberta fishing regulations
Is there a tack shed for guests to use
As there is limited space we ask that all guests please leave their tack in their truck or trailer
What kind of wildlife is around
In the Panther Valley you will find white tail deer, mule deer, elk, big horn sheep, black bears, grizzly’s, cougars, and many different species of birds.
Do we need to worry about bears?
As with any wild game it is always best to be bear smart. At The Lodge at Panther River we have set out guidelines to keep our camp clean and free of bears. Some of these guidelines include, no garbage, food, or bacon grease is to be burnt in the fire pits, please do not leave food, garbage, or pet food out at night, no food coolers or garbage left in tents, do not cook in our outfitters tents. For more information of being bear smart please visit
Are you wheelchair accessible?
We do our best to accommodate guests in wheelchairs, though we are not 100% wheelchair accessible.
Is there cell service at the Lodge?
Part of the Panther River charm is to get away from it all. There is no cell service at the Lodge, but all guests are welcome to use the wifi in the lodge