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wilderness lodges

Hotel of the Week: Skoki Lodge—Lake Louise, Alberta

By SHANNON KELLY

Opened in 1931, Skoki Lodge was Canada’s first commercial ski lodge. The National Historic Site in the Canadian Rockies‘ Banff National Park still retains an early 20th-century charm, due in no small part to its remote location. No roads lead to the log-cabin lodge, which is an 11-kilometre (three- to five-hour) steady, gradual uphill hike or ski from Lake Louise Ski Area, and you’ll have to trek in with all your gear—the lodge doesn’t provide any transport. (more…)

12 of Canada’s Most Unusual Hotels

By MIMI SZETO

Soule Creek Lodge in Port Renfrew, BC (Photo: TJ Watt)

These twelve unique hotels, from icy igloos to luxury yurts, range from the strange and adventurous to the fabulously one-of-a-kind and luxurious. For travellers seeking fun, nontraditional romance, the most remote of nature retreats or get-away-from-it-all relaxation, any of these hotels will earn ultimate bragging rights back home. (more…)

10 Unusual Off-the-Grid Accommodations

By Waheeda Harris

Tired of the conventional beige box hotel room? Get off the beaten path with these unusual places to stay. (more…)

Nature Gone Glam: 15 Deluxe Wilderness Retreats for All Seasons

Cathedral Mountain Lodge (Photo: Capilano Group)

By Carissa Bluestone

Getting out into nature doesn’t have to mean tent camping and pit toilets. For a truly unforgettable vacation without a hint of “roughing it”, opt for one of these gorgeous wilderness retreats where you can helicopter to a remote fishing stream, pull up to your chalet on dogsled or ease into a hot tub in view of a glacial lake. (more…)

Perks & Quirks: Culinary Escape to Trout Point Lodge, Nova Scotia

Fireplace junior suite at the Trout Point Lodge

By Kat Tancock

At the southern end of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth County, a three-hour drive from Halifax, Trout Point Lodge might seem like it’s at the end of the world—and that’s kind of the point. With water views from every room, the rustic-chic Relais & Châteaux property is designed for relaxation. (more…)