A Bear and Bison Inn

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Overview of A Bear and Bison Inn

A Bear and Bison Inn

3.5 star property
Mountain inn with restaurant, near Canmore Caverns

9.0/10 Superb

80 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is CA $299
Price available on 10/11/2022
705 Benchlands Trail, Canmore, AB, T1W 3G9
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Eagle Terrace
  • Banff National Park - 7 min drive
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 25 min drive
  • Upper Hot Springs - 33 min drive
  • Banff Gondola - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 65 min drive

About this property

A Bear and Bison Inn

3.5-star inn near Banff National Park
Free full breakfast, a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at A Bear and Bison Inn. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and an outdoor entertainment area.
Other perks at this inn include:
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor furniture, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms are individually furnished, and feature comforts such as jetted bathtubs and fireplaces, in addition to thoughtful touches like premium bedding and air conditioning.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and pillowtop mattresses
  • Jetted tubs, rainfall showers, and designer toiletries
  • Separate sitting areas, electric kettles, and heating


English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Hot springs nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Spa tub


  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom vanity
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Grab bar in bathtub
  • Accessible bathtub
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch Smart TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Jetted bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 39.95 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 39.95 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

A Bear and Bison Inn Inn
A Bear and Bison Inn Canmore
A Bear and Bison Inn Inn Canmore

Frequently asked questions

Does A Bear and Bison Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, A Bear and Bison Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at A Bear and Bison Inn?
As of 25 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at A Bear and Bison Inn on 27 Sept 2022 start from CA $199, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at A Bear and Bison Inn?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at A Bear and Bison Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at A Bear and Bison Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at A Bear and Bison Inn?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. There's a charge of CAD 39.95 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of CAD 39.95 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at A Bear and Bison Inn and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for hiking and mountain biking. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs, spelunking, and ecotours. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near A Bear and Bison Inn?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include The Summit Cafe (7-min walk), Red Rock Pizza (7-min walk), and Sage Bistro (2 mi).
Does A Bear and Bison Inn have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a jetted bathtub.
What's the area around A Bear and Bison Inn like?
A Bear and Bison Inn is a short 5-minute walk from Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park and 18 minutes' walk from Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

TANYA, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

This hotel is in a beautiful location and the outside looks like a perfect romantic retreat. In saying that for the price we paid we were expecting a bit more. The rooms and furniture were tired looking and really need a makeover. On a very positive side the complimentary breakfast brought to the room was extremely yummy.
chantel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Craig, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Amazing! Great location and very friendly people working here. The breakfast included was delicious and the rooms were clean and comfortable! Perfect place.
3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff members were all very friendly and the owner engaging. The breakfast was good and arrived at our room at exactly at the time I chose. We had a view of mountains and construction and a main road. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room on the back side. Parking was easy and we felt safe. We chose this location because we were in town for a wedding being held next door. This type of accommodation was just a little too rustic/run down for my taste; however, I do appreciate the draw for some. For the price, it was not what we expected. We likely won't be back because it was 3 times the price that our friends paid to stay only a few kms away.
Lori, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Dan, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Trista, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Inn
Such a great Inn! Highly recommend staying here, staff are exceptionally friendly, the rooms are amazing and the breakfast can’t be beat! A perfect mountain retreat!
Colin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brooke, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a nice place we would definitely be going again to this place.
William, 1-night romance trip
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