Escape to Juniper Hotel and Bistro

Juniper Hotel and Bistro is perched at the foot of Mount Norquay overlooking majestic mountain ranges, the Bow Valley, Banff and Vermilion Lakes. As the only hotel north of the Trans Canada highway, the Juniper’s location offers exclusive south-facing mountain views that are second to none and a woodland wilderness atmosphere one would expect in Banff National Park.

Formerly the Timberline, the philosophy of the 1950’s architectural design was expanded in harmony with the Banff National Park environment in the creation of The Juniper. The hotels interior celebrates a return to natural materials with Rocky Mountain Rundlestone fireplaces, reclaimed rough-cut fir timber and reuse of the former hotel’s resources. The solid dining room tables are made from wood recovered from an old airport hangar in Fort Macleod. The handsome, heavy bench in the lobby was once a beam in a Calgary warehouse. The thin slate tiles engraved with room numbers once shed rain on the roof of the staff quarters. The Juniper is also the first hotel in Western Canada to sign on for 100 per cent of its energy needs to come from green electricity.

Featuring fifty-two guest accommodations ranging from wheel chair accessible suites, to pet friendly rooms, to kitchenette chalets, accommodation is designed to reflect the architectural history of the hotel. Warm wood accents, natural light, an outdoor hot tub, and mountain views make every guest feel pampered and rejuvenated.

They also offer a variety of specials and packages, including the Time for Two Couples Package and the Great Canadian Show Swap.

Fine dining is found at The Juniper Bistro, which has been featured on the “I do, Let’s Eat” television program. Inspired by the Rocky Mountains, it offers unsurpassed and majestic southerly views of the Bow Valley.

For those young professionals who love to hit the slopes, the Bistro features a $5 Après-Ski Menu. It’s the perfect place to relax with friends as you recall the best runs of the day. Sample one of each of the $5 appetizers and pair them with a regionally-sourced beer or bottle of wine. The dinner menu is also spectacular and has become a favourite amongst visitors and locals alike, so much so that they often book up on most Saturdays; making a reservation is an obvious choice.

Looking for the perfect venue for your next corporate event? Their Meetings Made Easy package offers a simplified method for planning your Banff corporate meeting or retreat. The package includes accommodation, plated breakfast, all-day coffee and tea station, two-course lunch, free WiFi, standard A/V, free parking and all taxes and gratuities.

Whether it is a quiet weekend away, a fun getaway with friends or a corporate retreat, The Juniper Hotel and Bistro is definitely a notable choice.

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