Welcome to The Old Church Guesthouse in Field, British Columbia, Canada, situated in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The town of Field is considered a trainspotter's paradise, with the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint only a few minutes drive away, and the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railroad running past on the edge of town. Field is also the small commercial and administrative centre for the east end of Yoho National Park. The Old Church Guesthouse is in the middle of this picturesque village, which is only 27 kilometres (15 miles) west of Lake Louise on the Trans Canada Highway.
You can visit Takakkaw Falls, Canada's highest, and hike the trails in the area, which are amongst the most spectacular in the Rockies. Arrange a field trip to the Burgess Shale, or the Mt. Stephen Fossil Beds, canoe and fish on tranquil Emerald Lake and dine at Emerald Lake Lodge, or simply relax in the garden outside the door of your suite and enjoy the view. Or "rustle up some grub" in the suite's fully-equipped kitchen. Fine dining, groceries, a well-stocked liquor store, and a post office are only steps away from The Old Church. The parking lot for the hike or shuttle into Lake O'Hara is only a ten minute drive from Field.
Photo Credit: Emerald Sports
In winter, over 40 kilometres of set track is freely available to x-country skiers of all abilities. Skis, and also snowshoes, can be rented at Emerald Sports, so travel light. For the alpine enthusiast, Kicking Horse Resort is only a short drive to the west, and Skiing Louise, a slight shorter drive to the east, both on the Trans Canada Highway. The Old Church is nicely central to both these well-known resorts, and we have negotiable off-season rates available to the budget-minded traveller. The lower slopes of Mt. Dennis, just west of Field, is also considered to be one of the premier waterfall ice climbing areas in Canada.