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Plan Your Wedding in Beautiful Kananaskis Country

Camp Chief Hector is a great choice for your special day. We have two sites at Camp Chief Hector, we have Hector Lodge and Bowfort Lodge. Your choice of lodge will be exclusive to you and your guests for the entire weekend.

Bowfort Lodge can cater for weddings within a guest range of 0-160 people. While Hector Lodge can cater for weddings within a guest range of 0 – 300 people.  Our lodges are equally beautiful and welcoming, yet distinctly different from each other.  A viewing is recommended to further understand what our sites have to offer and to determine which site appeals to you most and which lodge best suits your needs.

We have lots of affordable rustic accommodation on our 1000 acre site (see prices below).  Located just 20 mins East of Canmore/40 mins West of Calgary on Highway 1, it’s a great facility for hosting family and friends in an exclusive environment for your special occasion.  We have the best that a Canadian venue could offer at the most affordable rates.  We have a great landscape with woodland areas, ponds, lakes and mountain vistas, all on site!  Makes for a great wedding photo album.

Lodge Rentals

Hector Lodge Rental Fee (includes bar staff) = $4000 for the weekend rental (Friday 6:30pm through Sunday 12pm).

Bowfort Lodge Rental Fee (includes use of Old Lodge & bar staff) = $4000 for the weekend rental (Friday 6:30pm through Sunday 12pm).


For your ceremony, we have ample indoor and outdoor locations with breathtaking views of woodland areas, ponds, lakes and mountains.


Catering charges are based upon the 2016/2017 menu guide attached (we do not have 2018 figures this far ahead, but meals will be based on the 2016/2017 guide, a small price increase may occur), further meals other than the Wedding Dinner/Reception can also be provided for Friday through Sunday.  Linens, cutlery, plates and glassware included.  Estimated charges for breakfasts/BBQs and other weekend meals can be provided upon request.  A full bar service is available at very competitive rates.  Bar tenders are already included in the lodge fee.  No private catering or alcohol permitted.


Indoor accommodations are a rustic bunk style with shared bathroom/shower facilities with separate male/female washrooms at a rate of $35 per person per night (Buildings: EY, Diamond Cross & Longhouse).

Forest House is a flat rate of $600 for each night up to 16 people and an extra $35 per person per night up to a max of 24 guests.  This is a two floor accommodation with 7 bedrooms/24 beds (mix of single and bunk beds), 4 full bathrooms with showers, fully self-catering kitchen, living area with log fire, unlimited firewood, laundry facilities and large balcony deck area with BBQ & stunning views.

Guests are required to bring sleeping bags or bedding for all onsite accommodation.

Hotel accommodation can also be sought from the nearby Stoney Nakoda Resort (2-3 mins South on Hwy 1) at a group rate plus an optional shuttle bus service for the day/night of the function.  If you are bringing RVs, we have Willow Rock Campground and Bow Valley Campground just over the highway from us.