¨First time out in the back country horseback riding. Beautiful trails, great hosts, wonderful meals. The horses are amazing as well. Our guides Lynda and Greg ; so great + accommodating . I really dont want to go home today so I will defiantly be back next year for more hiking and riding.


Deb & Dale

Enderby, BC

What an incredible place! Definitely the highlight of our trip to the Canadian Rockies. Great cabins and great food! Was a special treat getting to meet you all and hear your stories. JF and Martin were great hosts. Definitely an experience we will never forget. Thank you so much!


Dwight, Raquelina, Sofia

San Carlos, CA,  USA

¨a great finale to a great trip  hiking in the Rockies.

Ian & Trish 


This place is amazing! we are so pleased to have found it. JF and Martin have been amazing hosts. Thank you so much for the amazing  food and your hospitality. We will definitely recommend the lodge to others.


Oxford, UK

“Our stay at Shovel Pass Lodge was so  much more amazing than we ever could have dreamed it would be. Thank you for all of your behind-the-scenes work that made our stay so wonderful. The food was simply incredible, the cabins are so adorable and clean and everyone was so kind and helpful.. We definitely hope to return to this special place someday!

Many thanks, 

Dot, Jenny & Ben


¨After a long day of walking, the lodge was a dream! Perfect to have a delicious home cooked meal and warm bed before completing this stunning Skyline Trail. The lodge made the hike a much more enjoyable experience!

Mel & Geoff

London, UK

Great oasis, good food and very nice place¨

Lucio, Elena

I enjoyed learning of your passion for raising horses Lynda, an the way the history of the Canadian Breed is tied in with yours and Dave's stories. Thank you for provided a way for me to get up into the high country again with this beautiful lodge and cozy cabins.


Holly & Jerome


“Shovel Pass Lodge is a little slice of heaven in this beautiful setting. We really appreciated being able to hike the Skyline Trail with only day packs! Thank you for the delicious food-having cookies and fruits waiting is a perfect touch!

Andy & Ryan

Alaska, USA

“Thank you Dave and Brad for the wonderful 3-day horseback to your camp. wee loved every minute of it. I think you have turned our kids into a cowboy and a cowgirl. We can't separate them from their horses. I guess we will have to come back here again next year. thanks”


Perry family,

Toronto, Ontario

“What a fantastic place in the middle of the mountains. We feel so privilege that you found space for us even though we only booked a few days gaol. Such a nice and friendly place. Don't miss it! I will be back for a horseback riding trip for sure”


Pernille, Christopher, Antan, Belva


What Guests Say About Us

¨An absolutely wonderful experience! The staff took very good car of us, the food was fantastic, cabins cozy and warm. Enjoyable evenings chatting with other hikers and sharing experiences, a great group! And a beautiful venue, words are hard to find to describe how amazing a treasure you have here in the valley. Thank you! 


Waterloo, ON

“Our cabin and the lodge were a very welcome site after the hike form Maligne Lake TH! This is a beautiful place for a backcountry resort, well-maintained, and the 2 hosts were very gracious! We appreciated the warmth of the fireplace in the lodge while it rained late afternoon,and were very pleased with the excellent meals that were prepared! Our stay will remains a pleasant memory!”


Mike & Anita

Colorado, USA