British Columbia's Rockies Ecotourism Lodges and Resorts

B. C. Rockies Ecotourism Lodges and Resorts

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Goldenwood Lodge

Activities: Nature, Photography, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Canoeing

Goldenwood Lodge is a peaceful and quiet retreat in the majestic Canadian Rockies of British Columbia right on the edge of wilderness. On a 149 acre setting with a natural pond, abundant wildlife, river access, and walking trails it is a haven of tranquility, away from the masses in a wonderful setting in natural surroundings. Rent a canoe or mountain bike and explore. Savour our excellent European cooking, with vegetarian meals available on request. Relax and enjoy the spectacular view! Goldenwood Lodge is the perfect retreat for family reunions.

We are a “Green” Lodge – Committed to Help Save our Planet!

Accommodations: Lodge Rooms, Cottages, Group and Family Houses and 6 Teepees. In the main lodge you will find the dining room, TV room, internet access, public phone, as well as 2 rooms for up t 4 persons. Three beautifully made cottage units built with carefully selected and if possible natural building material, equipped with custom-built wood furniture. A group house built in an old European post and beam with clay technique sleeps up to nine people. Our brand new Kicking Moose Lodge offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious kitchen, dining and living area and sleeps up to 6. On the lower level of the same house, the Bear Den Suite is the perfect place for up to 4 people. For those who would like to spend their vacation closer to nature and enjoy a real Canadian experience, the Teepee Camp with 6 Indian tents would be the right thing for you and your kids. A fully equipped kitchen, spacious dayroom, washrooms and showers are provided in the centrally located Cookhouse and provide luxurious camping with everything you need. Free firewood for all, and wireless internet access.
Summer Activities include, canoeing, mountain biking, whitewater river rafting, swimming, golf , hiking, mountaineering, fishing, bird & wildlife watching, train spotting, and much more.
In winter downhill skiing, backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, ice fishing, ice climbing
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Location and Access: Golden B.C, - Drive To
Accommodation: Rooms, Cottages, Teepees
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open: May 1 - Oct. 15 & Dec. 20 - Jan. 2
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Pond - Yes
English, German, French

Purcell Lodge

Activities: Nature, Photography, Alpine Skiing, Hiking,

Purcell Lodge is located in the heart of a vast wilderness area along the remote and seldom visited eastern boundary of Canada's Glacier National Park. There are no roads penetrating the wilderness surrounding Purcell Lodge, and access is by our scheduled helicopter shuttle from the mountain town of Golden, British Columbia.

Purcell Lodge has earned a reputation as the finest remote mountain lodge in North America. Hot showers, flush toilets, and electricity generated from a mountain stream support exemplary guest services including a dining room that has received rave reviews from "Gourmet Magazine". Escape to a place with no roads, no publicized hiking trails, no cars, no crowds, no noise, no pollution. Our 10 guestrooms are private allowing us to offer a standard of service that is rare. There are three styles of guestrooms at Purcell Lodge. All have spectacular mountain views, and most have access to a balcony. Daily housekeeping service is provided.

Our modern facility provides doorstep recreational access to the many alpine peaks, ridges, bowls and meadows that characterize the spectacular wilderness of the surrounding Purcell Mountains. Team building seminars, management and sales meetings, incentive rewards, planning workshops, weddings, family re-unions, anniversaries, and of course honeymoons, are some common events. If you want to experience all that the Canadian Rockies has to offer, Purcell Lodge is the place for you.

Location and Access: Golden B.C, - Helicopter
Accommodation: Lodge Rooms
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
English

Mountain Waters Retreat

Activities: Hiking, Nature, Photography, Spa, Adults,

Our Retreat Lodge is built in nature’s perfect shape, the circle with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, forests, and meadows. We offer our guests distinctive accommodation and sumptuous meals in an environment of rustic elegance with private rooms and cabins, an outdoor yoga studio, beautiful gardens, and forest trails.

Our retreat lodge is located on the edge of the new 27,000 hectare West Arm Wilderness Park. The city of Nelson is a mere five-minute drive away, or an easy walk through beautiful hiking trails that lead back to town. A variety of individual and group packages and themes are available. Our nature & nurture packages are put together so that our guests experience both the natural wonders of British Columbia's Mountain Landscape and the calm spaciousness that forms the heart of the Spa experience.

Location and Access: , Golden B.C. - Drive To
Accommodation: Lodge Rooms
Dining Room -Yes
Store - Gift Shop
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
English

Amiskwi Lodge

Activities: Hiking, Nature, Photography

Far away, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, far away even for the locals, you can find spectacular scenery, excellent backcountry skiing, snowboarding and hiking, and best of all, a place to hang your hat - right next to the snow-shoes. Amiskwi lodge is self-guided and self-catered, which means that you look after yourself once you're there. You should be experienced in backcountry navigation, and be prepared to carry appropriate survival gear. In the summer, weather is typical of the Rocky Mountains. We can get hot bathing suit days where all you'll want to do is cool off in the mountain streams and swim in the mountain lakes. We can also have cool rainy mountain weather so don't forget the rain gear!

The lodge is situated above Amiskwi pass, just outside of the west boundary of Yoho National Park. At an elevation of 6900 ft (2104 m), Amiskwi is blessed with a winter-time average of 2.5 m snowpack. The lodge affords breath-taking views of the Mummery group to the northwest, Des Poilus and Arete peaks to the southeast, as well as an expansive view south down the old native trade route of the Amiskwi River Valley.

The recently restored two-story log building has a fully equipped kitchen where up to 16 people can enjoy their meals around a huge handmade table. Sitting around the fire crackling in the wood stove is a perfect way to end the day. We also have a great sun room with fantastic views - a place to sit and relax. The four upstairs bedrooms provide privacy, propane lighting and comfy beds just waiting to restore your energy where fresh air and beautiful views can be enjoyed. If you are sore after a day on the slopes or a big day of hiking, try our traditional wood fired sauna. The ideal group size for the lodge is 12 people, although 16 people can be accommodated easily.

Location and Access: , Golden B.C. - Drive To
Accommodation: Self-Catered Lodge
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
English

 
 
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