The Lodge at Panther River is nestled within the curves of its namesake river as it winds its way through the Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by backcountry valleys, crisp alpine air and natural wildlife, the visitors who arrive at this resort quickly fall in love.

Not only does the resort offer an overwhelmingly family welcome to its guests, it is well known for its well-maintained campgrounds and cabins (proudly held up to the ‘Safron Standard’)!

Read on to see what awaits you, and to determine which one of our accommodations is the best fit for you and your next adventure.

The following map will give you an idea of what to expect of the resort grounds when you head over for your Rocky Mountain adventure:

For the vacationing family

The Main Lodge

Inside the main lodge is where you’ll find the check-in counter and access to the resort staff. Inside, you’ll find a warm, wood-burning fireplace beside which you will be served hearty home-cooked meals that are sure to warm your soul.

The main lodge also features the Rusted Rock Patio and Coffee Bar. Our chefs invite you to soak in the natural beauty around you while enjoying a local spirit or specialty coffee, courtesy of the Banff Roasting Company.

The Lodge at Panther River is proud to have Lavender Lotus products for guests to use during their stay in every cabin and suite. They are also available in the Lodge for Wilderness campers.

Basic Cabins

The resort features 4 regular log cabins that can accommodate up to four guests comfortably. Each cabin has its own covered veranda, a large three-piece ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, and Wifi.

Guests have the option to choose between the Willow, Pine cabin, Spruce, or Birch cabin. Each cabin has its own charm and unique layout.

For the getaway couple

Couple Cabin

For our couple guests who are looking for an extra-special romantic getaway, the resort features the Larkspur cabin that’s built for two.

Luxury Cabins

The Lodge at Panther River also features two luxury cabins, hidden in the woods and overlooking the most stunning views on our property. The Aspen and Cedar Suites can each comfortably accommodate up to four guests and are the perfect hideaways to melt into comfort.

For the travelling friends (or travelling nomad)

Cabin for the Friends

For those high-octane vacations with your main crew, the resort offers the Aster Suite: a cabin with everything you need to make memories. The suite features double bunk beds, a sitting area with a pull-out sofa, a kitchenette, satellite TV and wifi.

Solo Trip Cabin

Ever feel like you need a trip to the wilderness to just get a fresh perspective? That’s what the Dogwood cabin is for. Small, simple, but with just as much rustic charm as any of the larger cabins, the Dogwood contains a double bed, satellite TV and wifi. Exterior bathrooms are available for the guests of the Dogwood cabin to use.

Outfitted Tents

For the souls that crave adventure and the great outdoors but don’t want to haul up several backpacks of equipment for their vacation, there are fully outfitted tents that have been pre-built and include a wood floor and private deck.

Each tent features its very own wood-burning stove with firewood supplied by the Lodge. Shower and bathroom facilities are available for all outfitter tent guests nearby.

Campgrounds A & B

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Don’t care for the cabin-life? Pull up your RV and stay with us riverside. Spend time in the fresh mountain air and watch the stars over your private crackling fire, all while listening to the Panther River gush over the rocks beside you.

Campground A is located to the east of the Main Lodge and is semi-serviced, down-to-earth, and perfect for a relaxed wilderness getaway. Each site comes with:

  • Gravel pad
  • 15amp power
  • Access to water to fill RV tanks
  • Access to the sani-dump (no direct sewer hook up)
  • Picnic table
  • Private fire ring
  • Firewood
  • Use of clean shower facilities


Campground B, on the other hand, is located to the west of the Main Lodge on the very banks of the Panther River and is fully serviced. Each site comes with:

  • Gravel pad
  • 50 amp power
  • Direct water hookup
  • Direct sewer hookup
  • Picnic table
  • Private fire ring
  • Firewood
  • Use of clean shower facilities

Tenters are available on Campground B! Please note that there is no grass (only gravel) to set up your tents. Guests must bring their own towels and toiletries.

All of our camping guests are encouraged to use your gazebo that is outfitted with a barbeque and vintage-inspired fire pit.


For the daring adventurers  

Our three exclusive Adventure Packages afford you the opportunity to experience our remote, luxury campgrounds: Top Camp and Spike Camp. This is perfect for the seasoned hikers and explorers ready to experience the heart of the Rocky Mountain backcountry.

Dormer Lake Camp

Just step away from the Dormer where the bountiful brook trout feed, this cozy camp is nestled in the trees of the lakes’ beauty.

Experience the still vibes of this remote mountain lake as you soak it all in on an all-inclusive getaway to Dormer Lake!

With incredible fishing just off the shoreline this camps includes:

  • Tents with wood burning Stoves
  • Cots + Mattresses
  • Firewood chopped and supplied

**Custom Package available to run a  pack string to multiple Panther River Camp.  Call us directly to inquire

Top Camp   

Top Camp is set on the banks of the Upper Panther River in the Panther Valley surrounded by mountain views with a glimpse of the Banff Park Boundary Spacious Canvas Wall. Tent accommodations come complete with:

  • Wood floors
  • Deck with veranda
  • Wood burning stove
  • Cots with mattresses
  • Sauna and shower tents
  • Fire pit under the stars
  • Covered eating space with wood stove heat

You’ll encounter Top Camp when you choose any three of our Adventure Packages.

Spike Camp

Spike Camp is set in the majestic landscape of Second Lake, and is extremely remote right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The camp is intimate with smaller tents than Top Camp, complete with wood burning stoves, cots and mattresses.

Spike Camp is exclusive to those who book our Hike the Spike package, available for booking into July now!  


Add Panther River to your bucket list today

Crystal clear wandering water, wildflowers, majestic views, and Alberta skies (unlike the busier towns of Banff and Jasper). However you like your wilderness served, the Lodge at Panther River will provide.

Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Choose #unforgettable for your next Canadian experience!

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