The Canadian wilderness is home to some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. In a day, you can witness grizzlies fishing for salmon, come face to face with a majestic moose and watch a breaching humpback whale off the coast. For wildlife photographers, the dramatic landscapes of Canada provide the ultimate setting whilst nature lovers are bound to be blown away by the diverse flora and fauna that awaits around every corner.
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Canada’s formidable scenery is primed for discovery on four wheels. Roads skirt majestic mountain passes, shimmering blue lakes and endless wilderness making for a journey you and your loved ones will never forget. Whether its that of a sparkling ocean, a lush pine forest, a thundering waterfall, a craggy peak or a gurgling stream, there is a postcard perfect view awaiting at every turn in the road.
The soaring mountains and thick forests of inland British Columbia are a thrilling wilderness where hikers roam through flower-filled meadows and grizzly bears fish for salmon, but venturing to the coast provides just as much fun and adventure. Our specialists have handpicked their favourite ways to spend their days in Coastal BC.
A pristine wilderness on a scale difficult to imagine, Canada’s glaciated Rocky Mountains are a true adventure playground with a huge range of activities on offer. From hiking to horse-riding and of course wildlife spotting, there is no end of things to do. Here’s our lowdown on the top ten ways to spend your days in this grand region, which spans the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia...
Nita Lake Lodge
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Best for: Riding, Spectacular scenery, Walking Trekking
Nita lake Lodge is an inviting lakeside boutique lodge enjoying one of Whistler’s (and British Columbia’s) most spectacular settings. Offering a sense of peace, but close to the action, Nita Lake Lodge is a great option for summer family adventures.
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The resort of Whistler may have carved a reputation out of its insanely exciting winter sports scene, but visiting in summer also offers a thrilling range of outdoor mountain adventures. One of the loveliest places to experience all of this is Nita Lake Lodge, spectacularly set overlooking Nita Lake, a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Whistler itself, and offering peace and quiet yet just a few minutes' walk from the restaurants, bars and shops of Creekside village.
A great option for couples and families alike, Nita Lake Lodge is a traditional ski lodge given a modern Zen makeover. All of its 77 spacious rooms and suites have an inviting contemporary décor and come with state-of-the-art technology, a fireplace, a kitchenette and a large slate-tiled bathroom with a separate rain shower and deep soaking tub. Rooms overlooking the lake are justifiably in high demand, but those with mountain and forest views are also impressive. Quite a few rooms interconnect making Nita Lake Lodge a good option for families.
Dining options at Nita Lake Lodge include Aura, which serves classic dishes prepared from sustainable organic ingredients, and Cure Lounge & Patio where you can enjoy cocktails, charcuterie and live music on its comfy sofas. There are plenty of facilities to keep guests occupied including a plunge pool, hot tub, games room and library, while complimentary trail bikes and fishing rods are available over the summer months. An impressive on-site spa complex provides all the pampering you might need, as well as a yoga studio, fitness camps and classes with professional trainers.
Getting out and about and enjoying the great outdoors is what Whistler is all about, though, and the surrounding peaks are an adventurer’s paradise. Travel across the rooftop of British Columbia on the spectacular PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola before enjoying an excellent lunch in one of the mountain restaurants; head out for a bike ride on Whistler’s paved valley trail or on its renowned single-track network in Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Hike pristine alpine meadows and old growth hemlock forests in search of bear dens; and for the ultimate adrenaline rush, fly like an eagle as you cross treetop suspension bridges and sky high viewing platforms that connect five zip-lines in the old-growth rainforest, or rip through the white water of one of Whistler’s pristine rivers (all levels catered to) accompanied by an experienced professional rafting guide.
When to go
Most famous for its premier ski resort status, Whistler is an incredible outdoor adventure playground in the summer. With plenty of sunshine and warm days (temperatures often reach 27 degrees in July and August), visitors can do a variety of activities including mountain biking, hiking, ziplining, bear viewing and even white-water rafting. It's great to see the village of Whistler bustling in the summer, with plenty of action and things going on.
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Things to do
Salmon Bake by ATV
Enjoy a unique dining experience journey by ATV to the Crystal Hut, perched atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6,000ft and overlooking the beautiful scenery.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Spanning three kilometres between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a breathtaking journey with 360-degree views. Access via the Whistler Village Gondola.
Whistler Bear Viewing
Rising above Whistler Village are the vast coastal hemlock-cedar forests of the Whistler Blackcomb ski area. These forests, interspersed with ski trails, provide diverse food and shelter for curious black bears.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Whistler, Ashcroft, Vancouver, Great Bear Rainforest, Vancouver
British Columbia is a nature and outdoor enthusiasts paradise. This itinerary gives you everything you'd want from an active holiday, including mountain adventures, a western ranch stay and a spectacular Vancouver Island wildlife lodge.