STUNNING 2BR, free ParkPass, wifi!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4, Canada

EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TIME OFFER: Rent Birch Haven and get a free GPS-activated driving tour, use of mini iPad, Park Pass, wifi and more..


The Space

This is not a shared apartment; you will have the entire 2BR/2 bath condo loft all to yourself!

Our stunning loft features a soaring 23-foot vault and WALLS of GLASS with panoramic views from the living room and balcony. Our unique decor is highly-praised by guests: Every piece of furniture was hand-crafted by artists from all over Canada!


Aesthetics and comfort are given equal emphasis at this artistic 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo loft, furnished with antique barnwood & log furnishings designed personally by the artist-owner.

Just 2 blocks from Main Street, our downtown location means that grocery stores, restaurants, art galleries, trendy cafes are all at your doorstep!

The loft features 23-foot vaulted ceilings, soaring 8-foot walls of glass flanking a cozy log/river stone fireplace & hi-speed wireless internet. Enjoy stunning views whether you are lounging in bed, relaxing on the leather sofa, working out in the gym or soaking in the rooftop hot tub!

Every piece of antique barnwood and log furnishing is exquisite and crafted by artisans, earning us a reputation as the area's most sought-after loft for honeymooners, families, and those looking for a vacation experience that's a cut above the rest! (All the photos shown here are of ACTUAL views from Birch Haven!)


Birch Haven offers an unusual number of thoughtful bonuses, which adds tremendous value to your stay. Ask us how you can get the bonuses below for FREE (limited time offer)!


2. BANFF PARK PASS: Use of our pass saves you an extra $20 per day!

3. GPS-GUIDED TOUR OF BANFF/LAKE LOUISE/ICEFIELDS PARKWAY: We provide a GPS device that syncs up with your location and auto-activates with narration when you drive past areas of interest (over 1000 points throughout the Rockies).

It’s like having a private tour guide in your car sharing insights on the area’s history, its explorers, geology, wildlife sighting tips, sightseeing info and more. It even points out highways exits so you don’t miss turnoffs to interesting sights.

A private guide for your group would easily cost a few hundred dollars per day. Ask us how you can get this incredible bonus absolutely FREE. You will not find this at any other vacation rental!

4. USE OF MINI IPAD: Now your family can play games, check web-based email, browse the internet etc... without bringing along your own laptop. We have even pre-loaded the iPad with Banff-related apps and websites that will help you make the most of your vacation here.

As if the above is not enough, you will find even more touches that differentiate Birch Haven from any other vacation rental...

Mood lighting at the flick of a switch. A surround sound home entertainment system with a library of DVDs and CDs.

Full-color travel guidebooks and brochures to help you make the most of your visit. A barnwood armoire brimming with toys, board games, and novels. Dishwasher in gourmet kitchen. Even cookbooks to inspire the Iron Chef in you!

At Birch Haven, you can pamper yourself with our feather-bed topper for plush bedding comfort. Or remove the topper, if you prefer a firmer mattress. We even offer a 'library' of pillows to accommodate your preferences.

We also offer hard-to-find amenities that make a real difference to parents: a portable playpen/crib, plus a dining high chair for your little one!


Birch Haven is designed to sleep 6 persons. However, larger groups have used a spare twin mattress (on floor) to sleep the 7th person. Additionally, one infant (if applicable) can sleep in the portable playpen.

Bedding/bath configuration is as follows:
Main level bedroom: One queen barnwood bed. There is a separate full bathroom next door (American-style bathtub with handheld/mounted shower).

Loft level bedroom and bath (note: this is open to living room below): One queen log canopy bed (+ one spare single mattress on floor). Full open bath in bedroom (European-style soaking tub with handheld shower)

Living room: One queen sleeper sofabed, with optional feather topper for extra comfort. There is also a portable playpen/crib for infants/toddlers.


Visit 4 National Parks! Birch Haven is blessed with easy access to four national parks and several provincial parks:

**24 km / 15 miles to Banff townsite (approx 15 mins)

**80 km / 50 miles to Lake Louise and the start of the Icefields Parkway (approx 45 mins)

**60 km / 35 miles to Kootenay Natl Park entrance (approx 45 mins)

**80 km / 50 miles to Yoho Natl Park* entrance (approx 1hr 15 mins)

**200 km / 125 miles to Jasper Natl Park* entrance (approx 2 hrs)

**26 km / 16 miles to Kananaskis Country (approx 0.5 hrs).

Easy Access:
One thing that sets the Canadian Rockies apart from other mountain destinations is how little effort it takes to reach spectacular scenery. Truly stunning vistas that may require hours of hiking in other parks are right on the highway, accessible from the window of your car! Indeed, some of these drives (including the Icefields Parkway drive) are rated as some of the most scenic in the world...

Summer Activities:
Summer activities are seemingly endless: golfing, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife-watching, hiking, heli-hiking, ATV expeditions, caving, rock climbing, mountain-biking and more.

Bicycling magazine named the Canmore area as one of 'The 50 Best Trips on Our Planet.' Suffice to say, accolades and activities abound...

Drive to Columbia Glacier, the largest non-polar ice-cap in the world, hop on a snocoach and walk on the face of the glacier! Or, for a taste of the Wild West, hop on a wagon picnic excursion or saddle up a horse.

Hikers will find thousands of miles of maintained trails Try heli-hiking, and have a helicopter drop you off at the top of a remote peak, pick you up at the bottom, after you take a leisurely hike down!

And then there is golf. With 6 world-class golf courses and 135 spectacular holes nearby, Canmore is a golfer's mecca. Three courses (Stewart Creek, Silvertip and Canmore Golf & Curling Club) are within a few minutes' drive...

Winter Activities:
Winter is romantic and simply magical. Ice-skate, snowshoe, snowmobile, dog-sled, ice-fish, ski and more, in postcard-perfect surroundings!

Follow the tracks of wolves and learn the hunting patterns of owls in snowshoe excursions. Take guided ice walks through Johnston and Grotto Canyons. Experience the world of suspended waterfalls and massive blue ice pillars, frozen in time. Go on a guided ice-fishing expedition in the toasty warmth of heated huts!

Enjoy sleigh rides, or let a team of huskies whisk you through breathtaking scenery on dogsleds. Snowmobile through the back roads and wilderness areas. Or soar over the stunning landscapes of the Continental Divide in a helicopter!

Then there's world class skiing and snowboarding on dry champagne powder. Banff/Lake Louise was recently voted 'Best Ski Resort of the World' by the London Daily Telegraph! Five downhill ski areas are within easy reach of Birch Haven, with Norquay, Sunshine and Nakiska within a 15-30 minute drive.

Guest Access

You are renting the entire apartment so you will have access to everything in the apartment. You will share the building's amenities like the gym and rooftop hot-tub featuring panoramic 360 degree views of the peaks encircling our building!

Interaction with Guests

This is not a shared apartment; you will have the entire 2BR/2 bath condo loft all to yourself!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This is a great apartment in a terrific location - we loved our stay!!

    Well appointed, and very comfortable, we enjoyed or stay very much.

    April 2014
  • We had an amazing time at Birch Haven. It was a beautiful condo, and the extra amenities made our trip that much better! I definitely recommend this property to any travelers in the area. We especially enjoyed touring the local national parks.

    Thanks for making part of our honeymoon so wonderful!

    January 2014
  • great apartment. great location. we all had a wonderful time on our vacation.

    November 2013
  • The location of this space is perfect. The condo its self has everything you need to include a little extra such as a pass for the national park and an ipad mini for use. There are clear instructions all over the condo so there are no questions. All in all, a smooth comfortable stay. I felt right at home!

    November 2013
  • Superb condo - the best one we stayed in during our tour of West Canada! Highly recommended. Professionally cleaned. Very good quality kitchen / furniture. The apartment is very spacious with lovely high ceilings. Great views of mountains from the large windows. Very convenient as there is a supermarket and other shops just below the condo. 20 minute drive from Banff.

    October 2013
  • Great location, very clean and organized. The condo has a slightly unusual bath and bedroom arrangement, but this arrangement is very accurately explained in the description of the condo on the airbnb site. We were 6/7 friends, stayed for 2 nights, and the condo worked fine.

    Host was very responsive and friendly - allowed us to add a 7th person right before arriving and we were able to have a later check-out time than indicated.

    October 2013
  • Beautiful place with amazing views, centrally located. May is always prompt to reply any questions and was helpful with travel advices. She took the extra care and really made us feel welcome and provided plenty of little reminders in the house to assist with finding items that might be needed. Thank you May for our lovely stay!! I'd def stay there again without a doubt.
    Alert for shy ppl- the toilet in loft is open style... Hence any sound will be heard in downstairs living area.

    October 2013
  • This condo is conveniently located in Canmore. Walk to Safeway, shopping, mt. bike rentals, restaurants, etc. The kitchen facilities had everything we needed for cooking for ourselves when we wanted to eat in. The park pass and mini iPad/GPS travel info. system were very helpful and informative. The furnishing were tasteful and comfortable. Sara, the local contact/cleaning person, was incredible nice and very helpful.

    Terry and Wendy

    September 2013
  • Property is in good order but I would suggest to older people of 65 yrs or more that a bit messy getting in through the security with continued use of entry codes in doors, lifts (up and down) garage a bit tiresome. More in portent for the older perhaps shy'er person is the open plan bedroom on the mezzanine floor with an open (no door) toilet. Before you book you may feel the need to ask for a more detailed explanation than I have given of that second bedroom. Access to your host on arrival, as well as when you are there other than "e" mail, text message or phone is ok if you are not in need of immediate answers. Otherwise it is a comfortable to stay.

    May 2013
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Travel is somewhat of an obsession with us, and having traveled extensively in over 50 countries, we can quite safely say that the Canadian Rockies (and especially Banff National Park) still holds up as one of our favorite spots in the world. We fell head over heels in love with this awe-inspiring location during a vacation here and had hardly scratched the surface of available activities in those 2 weeks. When we realized that it would take a lifetime to enjoy the gifts of the area, we quickly decided that we wanted to own a slice of heaven... to have a special place to rejuvenate our minds, reassess our priorities and recalibrate our lives. Hence, the genesis of Birch Haven, a place we are now proud to share with you!
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