Banff Lodging Co

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Banff Lodging Co is a division of Caribou Properties, a locally owned and operated hospitality company in the Banff National Park.

History[edit]

Banff Lodging Co was founded in 1985 by Wim Pauw when he acquired Caribou Corner, his first commercial mall. The company started with commercial buildings in downtown Banff, Alberta and launched its hospitality business with the opening of its first hotel and restaurant The Banff Caribou Lodge and The Keg.


  • 1985 - Caribou Corner 202 & 204 Banff Avenue, a commercial mall; Banff is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 1988 - Wolf and Bear Mall 227 & 229 Bear Street is built; Kirby Lane Mall at 119 Banff Avenue is built.
  • 1991 - Town Centre Mall 201, 203, & 205 Banff Avenue is built.
  • 1993 - Hospitality business launches with the opening of its first hotel and restaurant, The Banff Caribou Lodge and The Keg.
  • 1995 - Chustas Mall 117 Banff Ave is built; 2nd Keg Restaurant opens at 117 Banff Ave.
  • 1996 - Banff Ptarmigan Inn and Arrow Motel are acquired.
  • 1999 - Banff Ptarmigan Inn receives major renovations and a wing is now named Driftwood Inn.
  • 2000 - Hidden Ridge Resort is acquired.
  • 2002 - Rundle Manor Apt is acquired.
  • 2003 - Hidden Ridge Resort completes phase 1 of expansion.
  • 2005 - Inns of Banff, Swiss Village, Reflections Wildfire Grill are acquired.
  • 2007 - Fox Hotel & Suites and Chili's Grill & Bar are built.
  • 2009 - Hidden Ridge Resort final phases of renovations complete. (new lobby, hot tubs, parkade, and units are added).
  • 2010 - Ultimate Ski & Ride, ski rental and retail store is acquired (April 30, 2010).
  • 2010 - Banff Rocky Mountain Resort (purchased June 1, 2010).
  • 2011 - Banff railway station leasehold is acquired.
  • 2011 - Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon (purchased May 1, 2011).
  • 2014 - Lux Cinema Centre is purchased (April 2014).
  • 2014 - Tunnel Mountain Resort is acquired (July 2014).
  • 2014 - Bumpers Inn is acquired (December 2014).

Properties[edit]

Commercial Properties[edit]

  • Caribou Corner Mall
  • Wolf & Bear Street Mall
  • Town Centre Mall
  • Chustas Mall
  • Banff Railway Station

Accommodations[edit]

  • Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
  • Banff Ptarmigan Inn
  • Bumper's Inn
  • Hidden Ridge Resort
  • Tunnel Mountain Resort
  • Inns of Banff
  • Swiss Village
  • Fox Hotel & Suites
  • Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

Restaurants[edit]

  • The Keg Steakhouse & Bar (Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa)
  • The Keg Steakhouse & Bar (Downtown Chustas Mall)
  • The Meatball Pizza & Pasta
  • Wildfire Grill
  • Chili's Grill & Restaurant
  • Peppers Bar & Deli (at the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort)
  • Wild Bills Legendary Saloon

Other Divisions[edit]

  • Caribou Snow School
  • The Ski Shop
  • Red Earth Spa
  • Ultimate Ski & Ride

External links[edit]