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The Canadian Death Race: Accomodations

Hotels and motels in Grande Cache are reasonably priced, clean, and located only a short walk from the start/finish area. Reserve your room EARLY, we anticipate that all commercial hotel space will be full for the entire week leading up to the Death Race. There are also several area campgrounds.

If you are unable to book a room, the Tourism Centre organizes a billeting programme where you may stay in a room with a Grande Cache family. The cost is $35 for a room per night for a single occupancy and $45 per room per night for a double occupancy. Kitchen facilities are available but fees do not include meals. Kids 8 and under can stay free but must sleep in the same room as the parents. Other options are available including 5th wheel rental, and indoor/outdoor camping, fees vary. THE BILLETING PROGRAM WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ONCE HOTEL/MOTEL SPACE IN TOWN IS FULL. Contact the Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre at 780-827-3300 or tourism@grandecache.ca

Hotels and Motels


Acorn Motel: 780-827-2412  (acorn1@telusplanet.net)

Best Western Grande Mountain Hotel: 780-827-3303 (Toll Free Reservations 1-866-827-2553)
Non-smoking rooms and suites, full amenities, fitness center, restaurant, hot tub, high speed internet, in-room coffee/tea maker, microwave and refrigerator. Wheelchair accessible rooms available.

Big Horn Motor Inn: 780-827-3744
34 units, kitchenettes, color cable TV, telephones, laundry facilities, licensed food service, and cocktail lounge.

Grande Cache Hotel: 780-827-3377
48units, kitchenettes, color cable TV, telephones, non-smoking rooms, executive suites, licensed food service, pub, cocktail lounge, and banquet facilities.

Inn on the Valley: 780-827-2453
48 units, kitchenettes, family suites, color cable TV, telephones, waterbeds, non-smoking rooms, car plug-ins, courtesy coffee, truckers' parking

Misty Mountain Inn and Suites: 780-827-4268
One bedroom suites, non-smoking, fully equipped kitchens, in-room coffee and tea, free use of Misty's gym, car plug-ins, onsite laundry, 24 hour camera security.

Local Area Campgrounds

Grande Cache Municipal Campground: DOES NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS. 780-827-2404
77 stalls, 55 full service, 22 partial service, dumping station, showers and laundry facilities.Full Hook Up $17/night - Partial $15/night - Tents $15/night. All sites have water & power, 55 also have sewage. Free fire wood, grated fire pits, picnic tables, flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities, lit roadways. Treed sites. Hiking trails. Open early May and closes third weekend in October.

Rocky Ridge Recreation Campgrounds: RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED. 780-827-1382 (Selena or Jodi),
Park Office 780-865-5600. Open April 1 to October 31.
$20.00 (Adults) $18.00 (Seniors). Pets are welcome, firewood provided, grated fire pits, picnic tables, non-flush toilets, well water. Circular loop with spacious, well-treed sites. Fishing, hiking trails. Boat Launch.
Six locations:

PIERRE GREY’S LAKES  30 Km South of Grande Cache
SMOKY RIVER SOUTH 4 Km North of Grande Cache
SULPHUR GATES 12 Km Northwest of Grande Cache
SHEEP CREEK 25 Km North of Grande Cache
SOUTHVIEW 45 Km North of Grande Cache
KAKWA RIVER 75 North of Grande Cache

North 40 Wilderness Campgrounds: tba

Pierre Grey Recreation Area/ Big Berland/Mason: RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED.
Box 67, Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada T0E 0Y0

Individual and group camping, grated fire pits, picnic tables, non-flush toilets, well water, free firewood. Fishing, hiking trails.