Unleash Summer Adventure: Baker Creek, Banff's Best-Kept Secret

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Welcome to Baker Creek by Basecamp, a mountain resort where you can experience a perfect blend of rustic charm, modern comfort, and unparalleled guest service. Baker Creek is your ideal mountain retreat in the heart of Banff National Park. 

Experience Rustic Luxury at Baker Creek

At Baker Creek, we offer a variety of stand-alone cabins and suites, each meticulously designed to provide the perfect blend of charm and comfort. 

Finding the Perfect Room Type for You and Your Group

Be sure to secure your accommodations early because summer is peak season here in Banff National Park. Select from a range of private cabins and suites, each offering its own unique ambiance and amenities. Here’s a breakdown of what we have to offer;

Spacious Stand-Alone Cabins: 

For families or larger groups, our stand-alone cabins offer ample space, comfort and charm. Choose from: Family Superior Two Bedroom Cabin (sleeps 5), Superior One Bedroom + Loft Cabin  (sleeps 6), One Bedroom + Loft Cabin (sleeps 4). Each stand-alone cabin has a reclaimed wood interior complete with a kitchenette. The living area is complemented by a wood-burning fireplace and a private deck.

One Bedroom + Loft Cabin

Expansive Lodge Suites: 

If you’re seeking roomy accommodations beyond cabins, consider our Superior One Bedroom Suite (sleeps 4) or Superior Jacuzzi Suite (sleeps 6). These options provide extra comfort and convenience for your stay. 

Superior Jacuzzi Suite

Intimate Retreats: 

If you’re in search of a cozy escape for you and your partner consider our Queen Cabin or Jacuzzi Suite. Perfectly situated for cozy nights snuggled up tight. If you need just a bit of of extra space our Jacuzzi Suite with Sofa Bed comfortably accommodates 2 extra guests (for a total of 4), making it an ideal option for small families or friends traveling together.

Queen Cabin

Customize Your Experience

Personalize your stay with a variety of add-on options and special touches. Treat yourself to our S’mores and Smokies Kits, perfect for cozy evenings by the riverside fire pit, or indulge in our Celebration and Charcuterie packages, ideal for special occasions or romantic getaways.

You can find all our additional ‘Food Packages’ available for pre-order, here.

Smokies and Brews Package & Communal BBQ at Baker Creek

Please note that while all rooms at Baker Creek come equipped with microwaves, coffee makers, and kettles for added convenience, they do not have traditional ovens. Specifically Jacuzzi Suites (including Jacuzzi Suite with Sofa Bed) do not have any cooking apparatus other than a microwave. Cabins are equipped with hot plates. Superior Suites offer both hot plates and toaster ovens. We recommend planning your meals accordingly, here are our favorite easy cabin meals:

  1. Sizzling Summer Fajitas 
  2. Stove Top Pasta Power-Up
  3. Morning Sunshine Egg Sandy
  4. Cabin Caprese Salad

Amenities that Connect you with Nature

Baker Creek offers a variety of amenities that immerse you in nature. 

Creekside Fire Pits

Gather around our cozy fire pits located next to a glacier-fed creek. We provide cozy blankets and pre-chopped firewood for warmth, while you enjoy the outdoor scenery.

Creekside Firepits

Outdoor Games

Bond over friendly competition with horseshoes, badminton, or bocce ball.

Bocce Ball

Complimentary Seasonal Bike Rentals

Explore the Bow Valley Parkway and near-by trails on two wheels. Some trails you can access right from our property so there’s no need to get in the car. 

Mountain Bikes available for rent

Gym & Sauna

Recharge your body and mind after a day of mountain exploration in our on-site gym and sauna. Our gym has recently been updated with equipment to enhance your workouts.

Indoor Sauna
Indoor Gym

Discover Local Adventures & Attractions in Lake Louise and Banff National Park

Before You Go

Preparation is essential for a smooth and enjoyable time in Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Here are our top tips before you go:

  1. Park Pass: Ensure you have a Park Pass, available online  or at park entry points, as it's mandatory for all visitors.
  2. Fuel & Services: Fuel and services are limited along the highway, so make sure to fill up beforehand and pack plenty of snacks and water. Before embarking on any trail, it's essential to check for possible closures due to weather changes. 
  3. Park Regulations: Familiarize yourself with park regulations, including camping restrictions, wildlife protection measures, and Leave No Trace principles.
  4. Bear Safety: As the Parkway is home to bears and plenty of other wildlife, be sure to carry bear spray, travel in groups, and store food properly. Learn and follow Bear Safety Protocols.

Convenient Shuttle Service to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake 

Experience the beauty of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake hassle-free with our bookable shuttle, operated by Ten Peaks Shuttle and Tours Inc. The Shuttle will pick you or your group up directly from Baker Creek and offers optimal time to enjoy a short hike or stroll around either lake.

Moraine Lake. Photo Sourced from Travel Alberta / Roth and Ramberg.

Canoeing on Lake Louise and Moraine Lake 

Glide across the crystal-clear waters surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Please note that canoes at both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake operate on a first come-served basis, with each canoe accommodating two to three people. 

Lake Louise Canoes

Rentals are available at the Fairmont Lake Louise Boathouse located on the western shore of the lake, starting at $165 + GST for 30 minutes.

Moraine Lake Canoes

Moraine Lake Lodge offers canoe rentals from their dock starting from $140 + GST.

Saddle Up with Brewster Adventures

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Lake Louise and Banff National Park on horseback with experienced guides from Brewster Adventures. Enjoy scenic trails, diverse ride options, quality horses, and sunset rides. 

Tea House Adventure. Photo Sourced from Travel Alberta.

Explore New Heights at Lake Louise Gondola 

Take in breathtaking 360-degree views of the Canadian Rockies aboard the Lake Louise Summer Gondola. Famous for its safe wildlife viewing, where you might spot grizzly and black bears, lynx, moose, mountain goats, elk, and deer. Tickets start at $62.

Lake Louise Gondola. Photo sourced from Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.

Must-Do Hikes in Lake Louise

A trip to the Rockies is not complete without a hike in Banff National Park. Whether you’re a beginner hiker or in search of more challenging terrain, there are trails for every skill level. Here is a  list of our favourite hikes in the area:


  1. Marble Canyon Out & Back: 1.4 km (0.90 miles) 42 m elevation gain  
  2. Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail: 3.7 km (2 miles) 96 m elevation gain
  3. Johnston Canyon Out & Back: 5.5 km (3.40 miles) 274 m elevation gain
Johnston Canyon. Photo by Paul Zizka. Photo sourced from Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.


  1. Bow Glacier Falls Out & Back: 9 km (5.60 miles) 240 m elevation gain
  2. Arnica Lake Trail Out & Back: 9.3 km (5.80 miles) 738 m elevation gain
  3. Lake Annette Out & Back: 11.4 km (7 miles) 370 m elevation gain
Bow Lake. Photo by Josh Segeleski. Photo sourced form Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.


  1. Castle Mountain Lookout Trail Out & Back: 7.2 km 547 m elevation gain
  2. The Big Beehive Out & Back: 10.8 km (6.70 miles) 718 m elevation gain
  3. Taylor Lake Out & Back: 13.2 km (8.20 miles) 797 m elevation gain
Big Beehive. Photo by Leigh Caporal.

 Before hitting the trails in the Rockies, be sure you’re knowledgeable about bear safety and make sure you have the essentials: bear spray, water, sturdy hiking boots, sunscreen, snacks, small first-aid kit, and layers for changing weather. 

Top Attractions in Lake Louise & Beyond

Baker Creek is central to many beautiful attractions which are just a short drive from your cabin retreat. The surrounding area offers an array of must-see attractions you will not want to miss:

Banff Avenue

Find excellent shopping and dining on Banff Avenue, the heart of Banff. 

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Enjoy free admission with your National Park Pass when you visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, here you can delve into the rich history of Canada’s First National Park. 

Yoho National Park

Only 20 minutes from Baker Creek you will discover Yoho National Park, home to breathtaking sights such as Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls, and Wapta Falls.

Takakkaw Falls. Photo by Leigh Caporal.

Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park

The Icefields Parkway is a legendary scenic drive through the Canadian Rockies, spanning 232 kilometers (144 miles) between Lake Louise and Jasper. A mere 15-minute drive from Baker Creek, its entry invites travellers to explore breathtaking sights like Peyto Lake, Herbert Lake, and the iconic Columbia Icefields.

Waterfowl Lakes. Photo by Josh Segeleski. Photo sourced from Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.

Book Your Stay & Start Earning Cash Rewards Today!

Secure your summer escape at Baker Creek early to ensure you don’t miss out, as summer is an extremely busy season in Banff and Lake Louise. Plan your adventure now and start earning rewards with every unforgettable stay when you become a member of the Basecamp’s Explorer’s Club. With options ranging from 5% to 15% of your stay’s value, you’ll have the flexibility to choose rewards that speak to you. 

We can’t wait to welcome you to Baker Creek!

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