Explore // Sundance Lodges Kananaskis

Two years ago I set out to plan a memorable 30th birthday party for James.  I wanted to do something he would never expect.  Something our close friends could join us in doing.  Something that he would love.  My first idea was to host a catered backyard party with a beer tasting somehow included.  As I began getting quotes and working out the logistics it just didn't feel right.  It felt too fancy and silly to spend so much on one night.  The idea of friends, outdoors, good food and beer stuck, however.   As I continued to research I found Sundance Lodges.  Located about 45 minutes from Calgary in Kananaskis Country it's a campground with both tipis and trappers tents you can rent nightly and stay in!  It was an epic surprise and we loved the experience so much we've gone back each summer since.  

Two weeks ago we went on our annual glamping trip.  We had friends join us for a few nights of the stay which made for some late nights around the fire, s'mores, and a few glasses of wine..  Otherwise it was a very relaxed vibe.  The weather was perfect.  We read books around the fire.  We played cards in the tipi.  And we did enough exploring that Finn was tired out. (Quite a feat let me tell you.)   We loved it so much we are trying to sneak in another weekend this summer to go sleep under the stars.  Here are some photos until our next trip!