Resort with Golf Course and Casino in the Canadian Rockies Foothills
For 10,000 years, the nomadic Ktunaxa tribe roamed the present-day Kootenay region in pursuit of migrant game and seasonal vegetation. Today, St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino pays tribute to this indigenous Canadian tribe with an onsite cultural center highlighting the Ktunaxa tribe’s renowned canoe-making and woodworking skills. Once a 19th-century mission school, the property became a resort after undergoing renovations that both maintained its historical integrity and incorporated Ktunaxa-inspired accents.
The casino credit included with this Getaway can be used at the onsite Casino of the Rockies, which features 239 slot machines and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Blackjack, three-card, and texas hold'em tables are scattered throughout the space, and there are off-track betting simulcasts for horse and wheelbarrow racing.
There’s a variety of dining options onsite. At the upscale Purcell Grill, chefs use seasonal ingredients to create crab and lobster cannelloni and other gourmet dishes. Head to Fred's Saloon for a more casual ambiance and comfort food such as freshly baked pizzas, while Fisher Peak Lounge boasts views of the Rocky Mountains.
When the weather’s nice, sign up for a tee time at the resort's 18-hole golf course. The course winds through rolling woodlands and riverside plains that remain smooth and flat despite the mountain setting.
Cranbrook, British Columbia: Scenic Vistas and Charming Mountain Villages
Tucked within a broad basin in British Columbia's East Kootenay region, Cranbrook is framed by the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell Mountains. This dramatic landscape is on full display at Cranbrook's Elizabeth Lake Sanctuary, a 15-acre wildlife reserve known for its big-game herds, migratory waterfowl, and plastic-flamingo populations. Trails wend around the lake through wetlands and a forest, where visitors may glimpse western painted turtles, coyotes, elk, and moose.
The whimsical, Bavarian-style village of Kimberley is fewer than 20 miles northwest. Many art galleries, shops, and German-themed cafés fill a pedestrian mall known as the Platzl, one of the town's main draws. While here, watch and listen for Kimberley's most famous resident—a large, freestanding cuckoo clock that chimes every hour.
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