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Field is situated in Canada’s Yoho National Park. A settlement of less than 200 souls it is two and a half hours drive from Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway. Our pick of the best places to stay in Field offer luxury and relaxation of the ‘get away from it all’ variety!
This Rocky Mountain village was established in the late nineteenth century as a camp for workers on the Canadian Pacific Railway and was originally known as ‘Third Siding’. When the route was completed in 1885 the company built a smart hotel here with a view to encouraging tourists to the area.
The village has a variety of quaint gift shops, restaurants and places to stay and there is a thriving artistic community from painters to potters to musicians.
Yoho National Park, which became a world heritage site in 1984, has its administrative offices here. The park itself has a wealth of wildlife, including; timber wolf, moose,elk, cougar, lynx, grizzly and black bear to name but a few.
The Emerald Lake, the largest of the park’s 61 lakes is spectacularly beautiful and an absolute "must-see"!
Also of interest may be the spiral train tunnel through Cathedral and Ogden mountains or the Takakkaw Falls - the third tallest in Canada.
In winter Field becomes a playground for skiers and snow-boarders - it's located between Lake Louise and Kicking Horse. For those who prefer cross country skiing, there are trails from the village. Other winter activities include snow-shoeing and dog sledding......there really is something for everyone!
Use our guide to the best places to stay in Field and start to plan your trip to this beaufiul off the beaten track spot.
For a Lakeside Hideaway
- Emerald Lake Lodge is a smart nature lodge on the shore of the breathtaking Emerald Lake. Its chic cabins have roaring open fires and balconies offer stunning lake views. There are a range of restaurants and an 1890’s themed bar.
For National Park Deluxe
- Cathedral Mountain Lodge is a luxury lodge hotel on the Kicking Horse river in the middle of Yoho National Park. The cabins are tastefully presented with local antiques, wooden beds and open fires. This is a perfect escape for total relaxation.
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Best Hotels in Field
Emerald Lake Lodge 85 rooms from $189Field
An upscale nature lodge on Yoho National Park’s Emerald Lake. Rustic chic cabins feature roaring fires, private balconies with lake view and en suites. There are a range of restaurants on site, and even an1890s saloon bar. A peaceful retreat from modern life.Kayaking - Explore the tranquil waters of Emerald Lake or Lake Louise.Barefoot Luxury - For total relaxation.Full of characterRemote - Off the beaten track.
Cathedral Mountain Lodge 31 rooms from $279Field
A luxury lodge on the Kicking Horse River, Yoho National Park. These rustic chic cabins are lovingly decorated with local antiques, wooden beds and roaring fireplaces. Private porches allow guests to soak up the majesty of the unspoiled parklands. A perfect hideaway from modern life.Kayaking - Guests enjoy complimentary canoing on the lake.Remote - Off the beaten track.Full of characterBarefoot Luxury - For total relaxation.