We offer a wide range of ranches, lodges and wilderness retreats ideal for the self drive holiday makers who wish to create their own itinerary through the spectacular landscapes of the Canadian West Coast and the Rocky Mountains
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa | East of the Rockies, Jesmond. BC
This eco adventure resort is located in its own private valley surrounded by the rolling Cariboo Mountains with scented pine forests, hidden lakes, craggy peaks, breathtaking canyons and golden grasslands offering state-of-the-art spa facilities, and a first class dining experience.
Activities: hiking, fishing, canoeing and boating, horseback riding, yoga, cooking demonstrations
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gift shop, swimming pool, out door hot tub sauna, fitness centre games room and free parking
Getting there: 435 km north of Vancouver and 2.5 hrs from Kamloops via Whistler Resort or Fraser Canyon
Tyax Wilderness Resort | East of the Rockies, near Golden, BC
Located on the shores of Lake Tyanghton in the South Chilcotin Mountains with magnificent mountain views Tyax is an all-season chaletstyle resort offering guests newly-renovated accommodations, state-of-the-art spa facilities, and world-class dining.
Activities: hiking, fishing, canoeing and boating, tennis courts, pool, hot tubs, horseshoe pits. Yoga, float plane tours, horseback riding and mountain biking can also be arranged
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, Gift shop, free parking.
Getting there: 5 hrs from Vancouver on the Trans Canada Highway
Rafter Six Guest Ranch | Between Banff and Calgary
The ranch is located on river flats at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and consists of the rustic hand hewn log main lodge, 7 log cabins and 4 chalets. With its concentration on horse back riding visitors receive the authentic cowboy experience
Activities: Swimming pool, horse riding, playground, jacuzzi, out door pool, live music with white water rafting nearby.
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gift shop, meeting rooms free parking (no TV or Wi-Fi).
Cathedral Mountain Lodge | In the Rockies near Field BC
Set amid tall spruce and pine trees on the edge of the Kicking Horse River and just half an hour from Lake Louise, Cathedral Mountain Lodge offers a luxury log cabin getaway with the stunning scenery of the Yoho National Park.
Activities: private beach area, fishing, massage, library, canoeing, hiking, cycling, horse riding, bicycle rental.
Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Wi-Fi, Gift shop, free parking
Getting there: 6 hours from Vancouver on the Trans Canada Highway turning off into Yoho Road near Field.
Moraine Lake Lodge | In the Rockies near Lake Louise
Situated near the shores of Moraine Lake the rustic Moraine Lake Lodge is surrounded by spectacular mountain views with the principal attractions being the incredible setting and hiking.
Getting there: From Banff on the Trans Canada Highway turning off the Ice Field Parkway near Lake Louise onto the Moraine Lake Road.
Activities: Hiking, canoeing and fishing plus a very wide range of additional nearby activities can be organised for guests from this lodge
Facilities: Two Restaurants, Bar, Gift shop, no phones in rooms but fax, Wi-Fi and internet access available, free parking.
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge | In the Rockies situated on Bow Lake near Lake Louise
The Simpson’s rustic and historic Num-Ti-Jah Lodge overlooks one of the most dramatic scenes in the Canadian Rockies.
Out of Bow Lake the mountains rise steep and rugged with the blue ice of Crowfoot Glacier hanging suspended over the turquoise water. Whilst to the west, the craggy peaks of the Great Divide tower over Bow Glacier. The principal attractions of this historic lodge are the incredible setting and hiking.
Activities: Fishing and hiking in summer
Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Gift shop, Art Collection, free parking (no Wi-Fi in rooms)
Getting there: From either Vancouver or Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway turning off the Ice Field Parkway near Lake Louise.
Emerald Lake Lodge | In the Rockies near Lake Louise
Situated on the shores of B.C.’s exquisite Emerald Lake in the heart of Yoho National Park which remains one of North America’s most outstanding wilderness settings. Built of hand-hewn timber and with massive stone fireplaces the lounge features an oak bar salvaged from an 1890’s-era Yukon saloon with breath taking views from the lodge upper and lower verandas. The world famous Burgess Shale fossil site can be accessed by a guided hike.
Getting there: From Banff on the Trans Canada highway heading west through Field with turnoff to Emerald Lake Lodge located 1km west of Field itself.
Activities: Hiking, fishing, canoeing, white water rafting, mountain biking and much more
Facilities: Three Restaurants, Bar, Gift shop, free parking and more