Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino Review


Stoney Nakoda ResortThe Stoney Nakoda Casino first opened in 2008, although the hotel wasn't completed until 2009. With its prime location at the foot of the Rockies, the resort is a popular destination for gamblers or anyone who enjoys great scenery. The casino and resort are currently owned by Stoney Tribal Administration and managed by Stagewest Hospitality. When you consider how close the property is to both Calgary and Banff, it's easy to see why it belongs on your radar.

Games Offered


The Stoney Nakoda Casino features 300 slot machines and video poker consoles, as well as 14 table games. Choose from traditional slots or the hottest titles direct from Las Vegas and don't forget to take advantage of the regular slot tourneys. Hit the tables and enjoy blackjack, roulette, mini baccarat, easy baccarat, and ultimate Texas Hold’em poker. If community poker is the name of your game, you'll love Texas Hold’em cash games every day of the week as well as tournament action on Thursday and throughout the weekend. Horseracing fans will want to visit Sidelines Lounge for off-track betting. You can even watch races from across the globe live.

  • Slots
  • Video poker
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Baccarat
  • Poker
  • Tournaments
  • Horse betting

Bonuses & Promotions


The Stoney Nakoda Casino has honed their gaming options down to the best of the best. When it comes to promotions, you can expect similar offers found in other leading Canadian casinos. Sign up for the The Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino Player Rewards program where you will be entered in giveaways, contests, casino drawings, and more. What's most exciting about the program is that you'll earn points on every game that you play. These points can be exchanged for casino cash, free buffets, or even free rooms. Every Tuesday players can accumulate double slot points, so make sure to stick around until then. Just for visiting the casino, you will get 100 points!

In addition to the rewards program, you can find promotions that include a hotel stay, dining, and casino cash. Be sure to check with the website for the latest offers.

Hours of Operation


The hours of operation depend on the season. It’s a good idea to check on the website or call to confirm their hours. Currently, they are as follows:

Slot Machines

Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – Midnight (July & August till 1am)

Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Table Games

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – Midnight (until Labour Day)

Monday – Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. – Midnight

Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Friday – Saturday: 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (Open at noon from June 30 to Labour Day Weekend)

Food and Entertainment


Stoney Nakoda ResortThere's always great food at the Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino. Choose from a delicious steak and seafood smorgasbord at The Ridge Buffet. Light eaters can opt to order smaller portions off a menu. Watch the game and unwind with beer, wine, cocktails, or top-notch pub grub in a great atmosphere at the Sidelines Lounge. Experience great live entertainment in the Chill Showroom with local bands and comedy acts.

Feel like hitting the links even during winter? The resort offers a golf simulator that lets you play virtually at 30 famous courses. Stoney Nakoda proudly offers great stay and play packages for every season. Take advantage of the regions great helicopter tours, mountain climbing, horseback riding, biking, white water rafting, ice fishing, skiing, camping, hiking, and more.



The Stoney Nakoda Casino & Resort features 131 hotel rooms and suites. Stay in complete comfort and enjoy gorgeous mountain views. The whole family will love the fitness centre, games room, and newly opened pool with waterslide. Summertime visitors can step out of their comfort zone and explore the rich traditions of Stoney First Nations by staying in the on-site Teepee Village. The resort proudly welcomes truck drivers and RVers with complimentary overnight parking too.



When it comes to visiting a casino resort, this's a place that should be on everyone’s bucket list. The casino floor is rich in games and the decadent rooms don’t get much better. Couple in the breathtaking scenery and you might not want to leave. Golf enthusiasts should book a spot at the golf simulator. Children will love the game room complete with PS4s and an Xbox. Then of course there’s the pool with a waterslide, Private VIP party room with a Nintendo, pool table, foosball table, and so much more. Outside the resort is equally good, which is why we’ve rated the extras section so high!

Getting There

Whether you're heading from Calgary or Banff, Stoney Nakoda is a half an hour away in light traffic.

Visitors from Calgary should follow Highway 1 West until the AB 40-exit and turn left onto Highway 40. You'll see the Stoney Nakoda Resort on your left.

Visitors from Banff can follow Highway 1 East until the AB 40-exit and turn right onto Highway 40. The Stoney Nakoda Resort will be on your left.

Visitor Tips

  • Visitors from Banff and Canmore can take advantage of free shuttle service on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • It's a great idea to sign up for The Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino Player Rewards program. You'll get instant discounts on accommodations and meals plus cash back when you play.
  • Trucks and RVs can park for free
  • Check into the hotel and you'll get a free scratch lottery ticket
  • Pet friendly accommodation is available

Entry Requirements

The Stoney Nakoda Casino is free to enter but you must be 18 years or older to gamble in Alberta. Just make sure you bring valid government photo identification; two is better. Like most gaming establishments in the province, there's no formal dress code at the casino. Most patrons dress casually and fittingly for the season.

Contact Details

Address: 888 Nakoda Way, Morley, Alberta, T0L 1N0

Phone Number: 1-888-862-5632