Dear guests and visitors,
After 32 years of owning and operating this historic and beautiful SHOVEL PASS LODGE, we are looking to retire and pass the operation of the camp along to a new owner.
Interested parties can obtain further information by contacting us directly via our contact form.
Shovel Pass Lodge, Jasper National Park, Alberta
The only commercial Backcountry Lodge in Jasper National Park.
- A hidden Gem to discover!
This is a rare opportunity that does not come along often. The location of this business is what makes it so unique – located in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountain in Jasper National Park in the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains This outdoor paradise is accessible only in the summer months due to the high elevation of 2100 m.
The SHOVEL PASS Backcountry LODGE facility sits on a spectacular 3724 square meter parcel of land in Jasper National Park at an elevation of 2100 meters. It is located 15 km from the highway via the Wabasso trail or 23 km via the Skyline Trail from Maligne Lake. There is no road access.
Lat: 52.785423 Lon: -117.858366
SHOVEL PASS Backcountry LODGE is located mid-way on the famous Skyline Trail in a beautiful high alpine region within Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. The historical Lodge is one of a select few commercial lodges within the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and one of the oldest.
This unique gem has been run as a successful business by the same outfitter’s family for the last 32 years. In operation since 1920, the lodge underwent a major redevelopment in the early 1990's by the current owners.
It is the most recommended stop for tourists hiking the Skyline trail (Lonely planet, Petit Futé). Guests come from Europe, UK, USA, Italy, Spain and Canada. Fully booked every summer, the Shovel Pass Lodge is a profitable business, operating only during the summer months providing the opportunity to own a second business year-round.description
Jasper town site is accessed by car and train and the nearest international airports are Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton.
The beautiful main log chalet and most of the guest cabins were constructed between 1992 and 1998.
While historically run as a lodge for guests on horseback trips, the facility is currently operated for guests hiking the famous Skyline Trail and looking for a warm cozy cabin and delicious meals for an overnight stay.
The main chalet is a 600 square feet log building with a 200 square foot covered front deck. It includes a dining room and kitchen with 2 propane ranges & 2 fridges (recently upgraded), a pressurized water system with on-demand hot-water and partial solar power.
Shovel Pass Lodge provides accommodation for up to 18 guests.There are 7 cozy individual cabins available, some with 2 or 3 single log frame beds and two cabins with a queen-double beds.
Each cabin is equipped with wash stand, propane heating and propane lighting. Other building includes one staff cabin, and a storage/tack building with horse corral nearby.
The Shovel Pass Lodge is currently operated from mid July to the end of August, however there is enough demand to open earlier and stay open later in September.
The business also has a staging area with parking lot, horse corrals, and a storage building along highway 93, 14 kilometers south of the Jasper townsite. This parcel is 2500 square meters.
This business is completely turn-key with an impressive international client base, all equipment needed to run and high rank marketing presence already in place on internet, (www.skylinetrail.com) just come and take over!
Sale includes all buildings and contents. Buyer may contract out servicing of camp by horses or if they choose to service it themselves, the horse assets would also be for sale ( horses, all tack and pack equipment, horse trailer, etc.)
Current are owners willing to work with new owners during first year.
Price for business is CAD $500,000, horse assets to be negotiated if required.