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Access / Location

How to get to where we are.
We are located near Cline River 40km (25mi) east of Banff National Park and 45km (28mi) west of the hamlet of Nordegg, off Hwy 11, at an elevation of 1,350m (4,500ft). Access by car is possible year-round. International airports are in Calgary and Edmonton. Driving instructions are included in our reservation confirmations.

Approximate driving times / distances:
- Calgary or Edmonton 4 hours / 350km (220mi)
- Red Deer 2 1/2 hours / 230km (140mi)
- Jasper town or Canmore 2 1/4 hours / 200km (125mi)
- Banff town 2 hours / 175km (110mi)
- Lake Louise 1 1/2 hours / 125km (75mi)
These are non-stop driving times under normal road conditions.
Allow extra time for stops along the way...
In winter, check road conditions / closures and for weather warnings. Always keep an eye out for animals on or near the road.

As seen from 10'000 feet...

The Rocky Mountain Front Ranges behind Aurum Lodge.
Hwy 11 running along Abraham Lake. Towards the bottom right is the Whitegoat Lakes area where Aurum Lodge, David Thompson Resort and McKenzies Trail Riding are located.
In a line from the bottom left towards the top right can be seen some of the more prominent topographical features and area hikes / scrambles, i.e. Coral Creek Valley, Mt. Stelfox and Coral Ridge, Whitegoat Creek Valley, Vision Quest Ridge, Mt Abraham, Hoodoo Creek Valley, Windy Point Ridge (cut off on the right side) and behind that in the forested area, Allstones Lake and Peak.
(photo courtesy of K.Mundry taken on flight from Edmonton to VCR)