Ghost Lake

The Jewel of the CottageClub

COTTAGECLUB – WHERE FAMILY & FRIENDS STAY & PLAY

The lake is actually a reservoir created by Calgary Power Ltd. in 1929 and is still used for hydroelectric power generation. More importantly, this confluence of the Bow and Ghost rivers offer spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and clean, clear water for recreational and sporting enjoyment.

Ghost Lake is situated on the edge of the foothills. It is named for the Ghost River, which flows into the east end of the reservoir. It is said that the name is derived from native tales of a ghost that prowled the river valley collecting the skulls of Blackfoot Indians felled by Cree warriors in battle. In 1873, the area was settled by Reverend John McDougall, who established a mission and cattle ranch near present-day Morley. The Hudson’s Bay Company also established a trading post near Ghost Lake in 1874.

Today, Ghost Lake has become a popular recreational and sporting destination for Albertans. The water is clear and inviting and encourages boating, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, waterskiing and so much more in the warmer months. In the winter, Ghost Lake accommodates both skaters, ice boarders and fishing enthusiasts. In fact, Ghost Lake provides year round fishing of over 11 indigenous species including lake trout, mountain whitefish and rainbow trout.

The developers understood that a unique, eco-conscious approach to working with this magnificent land was necessary to protect the existing native landscape. The land would not be stripped and graded like other developments; rather an innovative “Sheet Flow Storm Water Management Model” would be used. Moreover, the developer wanted high-quality, low-footprint cottages – second homes built to last – utilizing materials manufactured within 100 miles wherever possible.

Architectural guidelines were carefully designed and actualized to ensure these values would be followed.The developers first walked this land in 2006. Gazing across beautiful Ghost Lake towards the ‘shining mountains’, they walked the native grasslands. Yes! An excellent location for cottages – just 35 minutes West of Calgary – perfect!

The developers first walked this land in 2006. Gazing across beautiful Ghost Lake towards the ‘shining mountains’, they walked the native grasslands. Yes! An excellent location for cottages – just 35 minutes West of Calgary – perfect!

Welcome to CottageClub!

 

Today, in addition to their cottages, “CottageClubbers” enjoy:

  • Private, gated entry & wildlife friendly perimeter fencing
  • Fresh water lake, sandy beaches, boat launch & community dock
  • BBQ, picnic & patio areas & outdoor pizza oven
    A 10,000 square foot Private Recreation Centre
  • Indoor pool & fitness
  • Tennis, pickle-ball & volleyball courts, playgrounds & sky observatory
  • Extensive nature trails, native foliage & protected green spaces
  • Water treatment plant, distributing high-quality ground water (Drawn from 298 feet below the surface)

 

Planning of CottageClub

CottageClub was master planned based on the readings of two books along with life experience. Harry Dent, author small footprint movement Avi Freedman, author, Grow Homes Rural Community Values mixed in with Recreational Family Values. Get to know each other, the Great Hall as a gather spot for pot luck meals, pizza oven, beach & sand, hammocks, Family Travels & Vacations. What do families enjoy when recreating together. If you walk around CottageClub you will see and find things for your family to do & enjoy year round.
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The CottageClub at Ghost Lake is located 35 minutes from Calgary and Canmore and 50 minutes from Banff, so homeowners can enjoy even more year-round recreational activities like hiking, rock climbing, skiing, fishing and many other great outdoor pastimes.