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THE KILMOREY LODGE
Heart and History
The original lease for building the Kilmorey Lodge was taken out by
A.C. Kemmis on November 1, 1911. John George "Kootenai" Brown (Park Superintendent) gave his
official approval for a building worth a minimum of $300.00
The Kilmorey Lodge was a well established eight room boarding house located on the edge
of Emerald Bay. Even then it had a reputation for fine food and comfortable lodging.
-1933 to 1934-
A year of expansion for the Kilmorey Lodge. The addition incorporated the
next door building, adding 16 rooms (24 total), a large dining room facing the lake,
and a second cozy fireplace in the new back library.
The upstairs attic was converted into comfortable staff accommodations.
Today, this space is used for storage and offices.
Kirk and Jean Bell purchased the Lodge. That year they ordered a buffalo hide from Elk Island National Park for $25.00. For many years it was a show piece on the floor of the front lobby. Today, the buffalo hide graces the wall on the third floor near Room One.
Private modern bathrooms are a convenience many of us take for granted, but it was not until 1955 that bathrooms were added to our rooms. In fact, some of the rooms had shared bathrooms until 1983.
The large lakeside dining room was removed and four bedrooms added in its place. A new dining room was added to the back of the building. In the English Bed and Breakfast tradition, a Continental Breakfast was featured in the Breakfast Room until 1973.
The Casey family, Gordon, Lil and their seven daughters became the owners and operators of the Kilmorey Lodge. Guests were treated to hospitality including live piano music in the evenings.
Renovations to the Kilmorey Lodge were started to accommodate Southern Alberta winters. A cedar shake roof, insulation in the walls and storm windows were all added to maintain the rustic, warm atmosphere the Lodge had become known for.
-1987 to 1993-
Leslie and purchased the Lodge and opened with the intent to operate as a year-round venture. Once again renovating and redecorating began. Great care was given to each room, to ensure it would have its own character and style. With renovations came a new power supply, new water supply, new sewage system, landscaping street side, additional parking across the street, rebuilt kitchen with walk-in cooler/freezer and cool room. The Ram's Head Lounge and Gazebo Cafi were also built.
Rooms 25 through 28 on the main floor across from the Lamp Post Dining Room were changed into two Barrier Free rooms. These rooms are designed to be easily accessible for anyone - particularly those with physical challenges.
Special attention is also given to staff training and service excellence.
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The goal of "Exceeding our Guests Expectations" is surely our highest priority.
We sincerely appreciate your input, and look forward to welcoming you back again and again!
Front Desk Services
The front desk is staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
If you have any needs or requests from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.,
please ring the bell that is left on the counter overnight.
Our front desk staff handles all reservations for individual parties. If you have a question about your current reservation or you would like
to arrange your next visit, talk to our front desk staff. For group reservations, please contact our group
Check In/Check Out
Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. This gives us time to ensure that your room meets our standards before you settle in. Check-out time is
11:00 a.m. If, for any reason, you need to check out late, please make prior arrangements.
If you require assistance with your luggage, simply let the front desk know about your needs and they will have someone assist you.
You may keep your key until check-out time. However, if you prefer to leave it at the front desk while out of the building, please feel free to do so.
Guest parking is located in front of the Kilmorey Lodge. Overflow parking
is located directly across the street from the main Lodge parking lot.
If you wish to eat in your room, there is a Breakfast menu
in your room that can be hung on your door knob by 10 PM for
delivery in the Morning, or you may place an order at the front desk from the Lamp Post Dining Room menu.
Your meal and beverages will be delivered to your room.
For total relaxation without disturbances, all guest rooms are free of telephones. Calls may be made on the charge phones in the front and back
lobbies or the front entrance. These phones will accept calling cards and collect calls. If people need to get in touch with you, we are be pleased to take a message for you. Messages for guests will be left at the front desk, or, if requested, brought to your room.
Please use (403) 859-2342.
Faxes / Photocopies
Faxes may be sent from the front desk for a fee of $1.50 per page plus toll charges. Faxes received at the front desk are $1.50 per page. The fax number for the Kilmorey Lodge is (403) 859-2342.
If you need items photocopied, leave your material at the front desk. Cost for this service is 25" per copy.
Let the front desk know when you want to be up,
and we will knock on your door at that time.
Baby-sitting Service is available to Lodge guests in the evenings with a minimum of 24 hours notice. Fees for baby-sitting are negotiated
between the baby-sitter and those requiring their service.
Please Book ahead if you can this would help us provide a
Cots and Playpens
If a cot or crib is needed, please book ahead.
The charge for cots is $20.00. Playpens are $15.00 per night.
You are welcome to have your guests visit with you in your rooms or in public areas until 11:00 p.m. After that time, only registered guests will be allowed on the premises.
Power and Voltage
The building outlets are all 120 volts.
If you require extra items such as towels, soap or blankets, please let the front desk know and they will inform our Housekeeping staff.
There is a Laundromat located in the Townsite at 301 Windflower Avenue. Operating hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily in the summer season.
If you need ice for your room, please ask at the front desk.
There is a fan in each room in the summer. However the
evening mountain temperature is usually every pleasant for
Canadian postage stamps must be used on all mail sent from Canada. Stamps may be purchased at the front desk. The Townsite Post Office, located at the corner of Fountain Avenue and Windflower Avenue, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year round.
Valuables may be left at the front desk for
safe keeping during your stay.
Because of the character of the Lodge, all guest rooms are free of televisions. Television may be viewed in the back lobby or in the Rams Head Lounge. If you wish a list of our video-tapes, please ask at the front desk.
We at the Kilmorey Lodge aim to provide the best service possible to our guests and find your comments on improving our property and Waterton Park very valuable. If you have a complaint, please let us know
so that we may correct the problem. We also like to know when our staff have done a job worth remembering. If you have had good service, let us know so we may relay the word to the appropriate people. Complaints and compliments may be written on the Comment Sheet found in the back folder of
the room book.
THE KILMOREY LODGE'S FACILITIES
The Lamp Post Dining Room
Our award-winning menu has a wide variety of items to satisfy most everyones tastes. The menu also features items meeting the "Heart-Wise" Program Specifications. The Lamp Post Dining Room
is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended. In winter months, please ask Dining Room staff or front desk personnel about hours of operation.
Ram's Head Lounge
Relax in the Rams Head Lounge and enjoy a drink, be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic. If you would like a fire to be lit in the fieldstone fireplace on a cold day, please feel free to ask the staff. Ask about our selection
of videos, cards and other table games available.
This lake front outdoor restaurant offers excellent food in a casual atmosphere. The Cafi is open during the summer months from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
The back lobby has a library of enjoyable books for our guests to use... adults and children alike. Please help yourself to our reading material, but leave the books for future guests to enjoy. If you would like a fire
in the librarys fireplace, please let the front desk staff know,
and they will have it lit for you.
Kilmorey Theme Weekends
and Great Getaway Packages!
Year-round, the Historic Kilmorey Lodge offers a variety of unique package getaways that will make your holiday both special and very affordable.
The Kilmorey Lodge is well-known for our exciting Murder Mystery Weekends held in the fall and winter months. Hosted by a professional theatre company, these weekends of murder and intrigue are definitely a holiday with a twist! The rustic setting of the Lodge provides a marvellous atmosphere. Dinner theatre Murder Mysteries can also be scheduled. We can arrange special Murder Mysteries for clubs, companies, or any group of 20 or more people.
Any time of year, we invite you and your loved one to enjoy a
Romantic Getaway here at the Kilmorey Lodge. Our trademark Romantasy Package provides you with every kind of pampering you need to make your stay unforgettable. Fresh flowers and Champagne or Wine may await you in your cozy room when you arrive. The next morning, let us treat you to breakfast in bed. After a beautiful day exploring the Park, enjoying its many recreational opportunities or just relaxing, we invite you to dine in our award winning Lamp Post Dining Room. You and your special someone can choose anything you like from our creative, award-winning menu. Sleep in late the next morning, and enjoy breakfast in our sunny dining room.
When the snow flies, Waterton Park boasts some of the finest Cross Country skiing in the province. Our Ski Cross-Country Package is a great way to get away to the trails. With breakfast, dinner and a bagged lunch to take on the trails included in the package, this ski trip is very affordable.
More information on all of these packages is located at the back of this book.
Other Packages include:
Spring into Spring, Autumn Interlude, Valentines, Mountain Gourmet, Winter Spirits, New Year's Eve, Singles Weekends and more!
These package getaways are excellent gift ideas!
Gift Certificates are available on line or at the Front Desk.
Group Meetings / Catering
For the quieter times from October to May, the Kilmorey Lodge has long been a favourite place to hold group meetings, retreats and seminars. You will appreciate the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of the Kilmorey Lodge which allows guests to focus on the business at hand. We have designed fabulous menus to choose from for group banquets, breakfasts and lunches. We offer special group rates including rooms, meals, taxes and gratuities.
Because of the popularity of the Kilmorey Lodges atmosphere and beautiful setting, we host many weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, family reunions and other special occasions to bring family and friends together. Working with you, we can provide those touches that make your occasion unforgettable.
Many groups are looking for something different to make their getaway extraordinary. Talk to us about custom designing a Murder Mystery dinner theatre or weekend for you. Other special entertainment and team building programs may also be arranged.
For more information on group bookings for your company, your family or your friends - please ask the front desk staff to put you in touch with our group coordinator. Feel free to discuss your own ideas on organizing an event to remember!
We hope you have found this information on the
Kilmorey Lodges services helpful. Please feel free to
ask our front desk staff if you have any other questions about the Lodges services.
There is an A.T.M. located in Pat's Gas Station, open May to October, which is situated directly across from the marina on Mount View Road.
Your bill must be paid upon departure unless prior arrangements have been made with the management. During your stay, Lamp Post Dining Room, Gazebo Cafi, and Ram's Head Lounge bills may be charged to your room.
The Kilmorey Lodge will accept all valid MASTERCARD, VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, ENROUTE,
DINERS CLUB and DISCOVER cards.
The Kilmorey Lodge will accept American currency. The rate will
depend on the current bank rate. Other Waterton businesses also give an exchange rate based on the bank rate and their own exchange policy.
Change will be given back in Canadian currency.
Major traveler's cheques are accepted at the Lodge and cashed for our guests. Most Waterton businesses will also accept travellers cheques.
Major Canadian bank outlets are located in the towns of Cardston and Pincher Creek. Most are also equipped with banking machines. Please consult our front desk to help you locate the bank you require.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Once you have visited Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park, it is easy to understand why, many years ago, the Governments of Canada and the United States decided to protect the precious and unique ecosystems of this corner of the world.
In 1901, George Bird Grinell, an outdoor enthusiast and editor of Forest and Stream magazine, was already writing and speaking about The Crown of the Continent." This unexcelled area, according to
Grinell, deserved protection because of its outstanding recreational and aesthetic values. His tireless efforts proved fruitful in 1910 when Glacier National Park was established.
Canada quickly followed suit. Originally designated in 1895 as Kootenay Lakes Forest Park, Waterton Lakes National Park was made official in 1911.
In a visionary move far before its time, the two National Governments, along with Rotary International, created Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park. Since that time, the two governments have worked together to protect, interpret and manage our beautiful Peace Park. Further recognition for this unique ecosystem came in 1979 when the United Nations designated the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem as an International Biosphere Reserve, and again in 1995 when the United Nations declared Waterton Lakes National Park a World Heritage Site.
We at the Kilmorey Lodge are extremely proud of our Park and invite you to help us to provide a high quality experience for yourself and future guests by giving consideration to the following guidelines. This Visitor Code of Ethics was developed by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, recognizing that a high-quality tourism experience depends on the conservation of our natural resources, the protection of our environment, and the preservation of our cultural heritage.
Visitor's Code of Ethics
1. Enjoy our diverse natural and cultural heritage and help us to
protect and preserve it.
2. Assist us in our conservation efforts through the efficient use of
resources, including energy and water.
3. Experience the friendliness of our people and the welcoming spirit
of our communities. Help us to preserve these attributes by
respecting our traditions, customs and local regulations.
4. Avoid activities which threaten wildlife or plant populations,
or which may be potentially damaging to our natural environment.
5. Select tourism products and services which demonstrate social,
cultural and environmental sensitivity.
Thank you for working with us to leave this wonderful natural legacy for our childrens children
to treasure and enjoy.
Waterton Park Activities
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Pats Gas and Cycle Rental, at 224 Mount View Road, offers surreys, mountain bikes and motorized scooters on an hourly or daily rental basis.
Biking is an ideal way to see the beauty of the Park.
Waterton's the perfect place for bird watching. Waterton Lakes National Park is on both the Trans Montana and Central Flyways, and has more species than any other place in the province - over 240 different birds enjoy the Park!
Guided tour cruises of Upper Waterton Lake are offered all summer. Tickets for the cruise are sold at the Front Desk, and the marina. Please check at the Front Desk for time schedules. Cameron Lake offers canoe, paddleboat and row boat rentals. Middle Waterton Lake is the only lake in
the Park where motorized boats are permitted.
Fly and lake fishing opportunities abound in the Park. Rainbow trout, pike, whitefish, and lake trout up to 50 pounds, are caught here. A Waterton Park permit is needed to fish within the park boundaries, may be purchased at various outlets in town or at the Parks Office. Before heading out, please check information on any restricted areas.
Spectacular scenery and challenging day or evening golf are offered on Waterton's 18-hole course. Golf equipment and golf carts are available for rent through the pro shop. For tee-times and to ensure there are no tournaments when you wish to play, call 859-2114.
Waterton Park has some of the best hiking trails in Canada. With more than 180 km of trails to choose from, there is something for everyones level of hiking. Hikes start from the Townsite, Akamina Highway and Red Rock Canyon Road. Some trails interconnect with Glacier Park in the United States. Mountain weather can change drastically within minutes, so please be prepared and carry proper clothing for mountain hiking. Maps and books on hiking trails are for sale at the front desk.
Guided hikes are offered by Canadian Wilderness Tours.
Horse Back Riding
Alpine Stables are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Horses may be rented per hour, for 2 or 3 hours, or on a daily basis. All rides in the Park are guided. Alpine Stables number is 859-2462.
During summer months, Canada Parks Service offers slide shows and programs to help people enjoy the Park to its fullest extent. The Townsite and Crandell Mountain Campgrounds have indoor
theatres where these programs are held nightly. For times and programs contact the Park Info Centre at 859-2445.
Waterton Lakes National Park is a photographer's paradise, so be sure to have plenty of film or videotape. Extra supplies are available at
several local shops.
Cameron Lake Drive:
Only 10 miles from the Village to Cameron Lake, take a short, scenic drive along a paved road. You can observe creeks, waterfalls, the Oil City Historic Site or stop for a picnic. Once at Cameron Lake take an easy stroll on paved walkways along the lake or hike to The Summit. Boat rentals are available.
Red Rock Canyon Road Drive: Also about 10 miles long is the enchanting road from the Village to Red Rock Canyon. This drive demonstrates the many reasons why the Waterton Lakes area was chosen to be preserved as a National Park. The dramatic geography, good wildlife viewing opportunities and beautiful flora will take your breath away. Once at Red Rock Canyon follow a self guided trail along the Canyon to Blakiston Falls. See the best of Waterton Park... Where the Mountains Meet the Prairies!
Chief Mountain Customs Road: This road leads to Chief Mountain Customs and Glacier National Park. The drive offers an incredible view of the Waterton Valley and Middle Waterton Lake surrounded by towering mountain peaks. A camera and plenty of film are a must on these drives!
Waterton's lakes offer excellent scuba diving opportunities. The most popular spot is in Emerald Bay, in front of the Kilmorey Lodge. The Park's crystal clear waters and a sunken paddle steamer, "The Gertrude," are special attractions for many scuba clubs.
Waterton Park shops offer a variety of souvenirs, casual clothing, travel needs and other items for the visitor. Most operate all day,
seven days a week, in the summer months.
Four public tennis courts are located opposite the swimming pool, on Cameron Falls Drive. Racquets can be rented from Pats.
The Waterton Opera House, the Parks movie theatre, is open during the summer months. Shows change regularly. For information call 859-2466.
Waterton Heritage Centre
The Waterton Heritage Centre is open to the public during the summer, with activities and displays on natural and cultural aspects of the Park for the entire family. The Centre also offers for sale a wide selection of books on the Park and hosts a number of excellent one and two-day field courses. Contact the Heritage Centre at 117 Waterton Avenue
or phone 859-2267.
Whether you come in the spring, summer or fall, Waterton's hills and valleys, alpine and prairie meadows teem with wildflowers. More than 800 species of flowering plants are found in the Park. Take a walk with
Canadian Wilderness Tours, Waterton's wildflower experts!
Waterton's lakes offer excellent windsurfing opportunities. It is
advisable to wear a wet or dry suit as the lakes are glacier-fed.
Winter in Waterton has a special kind of magic. The lakes freeze over, usually around Christmas, and Mother Nature blankets the earth with heavy snow. You can skate on Middle Waterton, Linnet Lake or, if conditions are right, skate down the Upper Lake and across the international boundary.
Cross Country skiing is another way to get outside and enjoy the beauty and peaceful surroundings of the Park. Try the trails around Cameron Lake, or in the Townsite. The Kilmorey also offers special Cross-Country Ski Packages, for a winter get-away that's truly affordable.
About 75 lucky people get to call Waterton their year-round home, so basic services like groceries, gas and post office, keep winter hours.
Of course, the Kilmorey Lodge is open all year.
A Special Note on Wildlife Watching
The Park abounds with wildlife. Elk, sheep, deer, moose, bears and other
wild animals are often seen by even the casual sightseer.
Please remember, the animals may seem tame,
but they are wild.
The animals must eat only there own food!
We must stress that feeding the animals can disrupt their
digestive system and is dangerous. Animals fed human food will often not go back.... to eating the diet Nature meant for them. Once animals start foraging for human food they can be dangerous and may have to be destroyed.
Please enjoy them from a distance.
It is important to set an example for your children and other Park visitors.
Please pick up and read the brochures about local wildlife.
Canadian Wilderness Tours and White Mountain Adventures,
two well known guiding companies in the Rockies, have teaming up
to offer new and exciting adventures in Waterton Lakes!
"Daily Special" Programs
We leave a number of days each week free to offer either hikes, walks or wildlife watching tours. The program offered each day depends on the season, the special events happening and the amount of interest in a particular activity.
1/2 Day Walks and Hikes
Suggested walks/hikes: Lower Bertha Falls, Bear's Hump, Summit Lake,
Red Rock Canyon, Crandell Lake. Cost per person: $45
Departure Times: 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM
Full Day Walks and Hikes
Suggested Hikes: Crypt Lake, Carthew-Alderson, Rowe Meadows, Frank Slide/Turtle Mountain. Cost per person:
(Water Taxi to Crypt Lake Trail is extra)
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Wildlife & Nature in the Rockies
From buffalo to beargrass, Waterton is a spectacular place to see wildlife and to gain a greater
appreciation of nature. The Wildlife and Nature in Waterton program is designed to get you out
experiencing nature, seeing it, and feeling it. Our Professional Interpretive guides are experts at knowing where to find wildlife and in what kind of habitats they're likely to be found.
Lunch, use of binoculars, spotting scope, guide books included.
The fine print for above programs:
Maximum group size of 10.
Minimum group size of 2
Transportation is included where required (except water taxi to Crypt Lake.)
Aspen Village Inn
Located in the heart of the Waterton townsite is the Aspen Village Inn. This property offers the widest variety of sparkling clean accommodations in the Park. Rooms ranging from deluxe suites, to cottages with full kitchens and fireplaces provide the highest quality in comfort and convenience.
Enjoy spectacular views of the mountains from the wide wrap-around balconies and second-story deck, complimentary in-room coffee and soak in the jacuzzi after a day on the trails or sightseeing.
Children have full access to the play equipment on site and the BBQ and green area are great for family picnics!
The Aspen Village Inn Gift Shop is filled with a
wide variety of unique gifts.
The Inn is open from May to October, and is perfect for families and groups. Please ask at the Front Desk if you would like additional information.
Doctors and Hospitals
Both Pincher Creek and Cardston have doctors and hospitals. These communities are each about 50 km away. The Park has an emergency ambulance if needed. Please inform the front desk
or use the numbers as follows:
Pincher Creek Hospital - 627-3333
Cardston Hospital - 653-4411
Park Emergency Ambulance - 859-2636
Poison Centre - 1-800-332-1414
Police and Park Wardens
The R.C.M.P. and Park Wardens work closely together to ensure the safety of visitors to the Park. The
R.C.M.P. have a detachment in the Park during the summer months. Wardens are here year round.
The R.C.M.P. office is located on Vimy Avenue, and the Parks office is located on Mount View Road.
24 Hour, Year Round R.C.M.P. - 653-4931
R.C.M.P. Waterton Detachment - 859-2244
Wardens Office - 859-2477
If you see a fire in Waterton Townsite, dial the Fire Alarm at:
If you see a fire in any of the wilderness areas,
contact the Wardens Office at:
The following businesses and services extend the same high quality of customer service and product quality we
offer at the Kilmorey Lodge. We feel certain that your visit to Waterton Lakes National Park will only be enhanced by visiting the following establishments.
Canadian Wilderness Tours
Waterton Park's eco-tour and environmental education service, Canadian Wilderness Tours offers programs in wildlife, wilderness safety, fishing, geology, bears, bird-watching, ecology. Guided hikes include spectacular
Carthew-Alderson and the legendary Crypt Lake Hike. Join Canadian Wilderness Tours for a Village Tour, or enjoy a scenic drive in the Park with one of their guides. Located at 503 Cameron Falls Drive, just behind the Waterton Opera House.
Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruise Co.
Enjoy the beauty of nature from large, comfortable boats as they quietly ply the water beside majestic cliffs. Throughout the 2 1/2 hour cruise you will cross the International Border into Montana, and make photographic stops. For your convenience, tickets may be purchased at the Front Desk of the Kilmorey Lodge, the Aspen Village Inn, and Canadian Wilderness Tours.
Pat's Gas & Cycle Rental
Something for everyone! Rent scooters, Surreys, or Mountain Bikes to get around Waterton. Did you forget your tennis racquet or fishing supplies?
Is your car giving you problems?
Pat's...friendly smiles and something for everyone!
Waterton Lakes Golf Course
The Waterton Park Community Association has been making some very positive changes to the course over the past few years! The challenging 18-hole course is an original Stanley Thompson design, and provides panoramic views of Waterton Lakes and the surrounding mountain peaks. Ask at the Kilmorey Lodge Front Desk and we will be happy to book a tee-time for you!
Great Canadian Barn Dance
Join in the spirit of the "Old Time Country Dance" at a real barn in the beautiful rolling hills of Southwestern Alberta. With the Rockies to the west, Chief Mountain to the south, and quiet ranch country all around, it is easy to relax and imagine yourself in a more peaceful, laid back era. Located 45 km from Waterton Park, we will be happy to provide directions to the Great Canadian Barn Dance. Ask for a map at the front desk.
Contacts For Further Information
Paul Burgess - General Manager
Victor Akitt - General Manager
ASPEN VILLAGE INN
Nicki Schoening - Promotions / Groups Coordinator
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