The Magnificent 7 'Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada' Turns 2

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The partnership of remote Canadian lodges is proud to celebrate two years of collaboration. Member lodges perfectly compliment each other offering a wide range of 'once in a lifetime' experiences in the wilds of Canada!

In Autumn of 2013, seven independently owned Canadian family businesses joined forces: The Magnificent 7. The consortium of luxury wilderness lodges offers diverse, safari style experiences paired with luxury accommodation in the remote Canadian wilderness. From undemanding adventures to extreme explorations, the lodges put forth wilderness experiences for all ages and abilities. Here’s ‘what’s new’, including well-deserved kudos...

Siwash Lake Ranch

  • Recipient of the Gold award for Green Tourism
  • Designation of Canadian Signature Experience
  • Member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World

What’s new? Siwash is rebranding as Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort. Not only does Siwash offer an unparalleled horse-riding program, but their repertoire of wilderness activities in BC’s heartland suits every personality. The resort now offers helicopter safaris, soaring over the mighty Fraser Canyon.

Always a gourmet destination, a new timber frame and canvas outdoor dining pavilion opens in the spring of 2016. Join in the transformation and the magic that is Siwash, and find out how a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience can change a person. Look for their brand new website coming in 2016!

The Pacific Yellowfin

  • Member of the Canadian Bear Viewing Association
  • Member of Wildlife Tourism Association
  • Designation of Canadian Signature Experience

What’s new? The Pacific Yellowfin just launched per cabin cruises: 'Explore the Great Bear Rainforest' in 2015. Yellowfin adventures are an incomparable experience, taking you deep into the world of the mystical spirit bear. One of your guides on this journey is a member of the Gitga’at First Nations, and he offers wonderful first hand knowledge of the area; he and his ancestors grew up with spirit bears. These exclusive trips are selling fast for 2016.

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

  • Robb Report Best Resorts
  • Andrew Harper Best Fishing Lodge in the World
  • Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

What’s new? Nimmo Bay recently launched their 'Power of Place' package, offering an in-depth look at First Nations culture and regional history surrounding the lodge. Nimmo is renovating its front cabins for 2016, including two new massage rooms. This just adds to the heli-fishing, rainforest hiking, wildlife watching, and soaking in the hot tub. A true remote Canadian adventure.

Churchill Wild

  • Recipient of Travel Manitoba Sustainable Tourism Award
  • Soon to become a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
  • Shortlisted for two awards at the 2015 PURE Life Experiences show: Transformational Travel and Contribution to Experiential Travel.

What’s new? Churchill Wild recently added a new 2016 itinerary to its already awesome collection: Lights in the Wild. On this extraordinary journey, wrap up in a caribou skin, lay out on a frozen lake and watch the Aurora Borealis dance. This trip goes well beyond the bucket list!

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

  • Member of the Canadian Bear Viewing Association
  • Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award: Top 25 Small Hotels of Canada
  • Designation of Canadian Signature Experience

What’s new? Tweedsmuir has had great success with their new Bella Coola Explorer program! June and July are the perfect times to visit this lush valley and the endless activities on offer. The lodge is also building a new duplex suite: accommodation perfect for families or small groups. Come to the crackling fireside and enjoy one of Canada’s best kept secrets.

Bella Coola Heli Sports

  • Rated by Outside Magazine as a Top 10 Heli Ski Destinaton in North America
  • Member of HeliCat Canada
  • TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the sheer number of 5 out 5 guest reviews

What’s new? Bella Coola Heli Sports are just about to launch their Canadian Winter Wonderland Experience! Spend quality family time while enjoying a multitude of exhilarating winter activities: snowshoeing, winter fly-fishing, bonfires, sledding, Icelandic Horse rides. Or depart on the most inspiring winter experience of all: heli-skiing under the watchful eye of friendly and very experienced mountain guides. A new website is also in the works, stay tuned.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

  • Member of Relais & Chateaux
  • Member of Virtuoso
  • Robb Report Best Resorts

What’s new? Clayoquot Wilderness Resort recently introduced their spectacular Cloud Camp. The Cloud Camp is a deluxe and private tent in the clouds, 4500 feet above sea level. The add-on experience comes complete with private chef and guide. Give ‘glamping in the sky’ a try! Also, join us in giving a warm welcome to Gary Bedell, the new General Manager of Clayoquot.

Visit or contact Jeneen Sutherland for more details about the partnership. jeneen(at)magnificent7(dot)ca.

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