Our favourite ranches, lodges and wilderness resorts
Boasting rugged, serene and isolated locations, our favourite properties truly immerse you in the wilderness, ideal for those who want to get off the grid and be at one with nature.
From self-catering cottages with activities aplenty, to wooden lodges overlooking mirrored lakes, our selection below embodies the natural beauty of the Canadian wilderness.
Located just 90 minutes east of Toronto, Elmhirst’s Resort is found on the north shore of Rice Lake. Spread over 240 acres, this family owned colony of self catering cottages offers some great of activities, be it horseriding, hiking, birding or relaxing on the lake.
Legendary guide Tom Wilson first discovered Emerald Lake in 1882 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The CPR built the original guest lodge in 1902. Now the area remains one of Canada’s most outstanding year-round accessible wilderness settings
Blue Water Acres is one of Ontario’s favourite cottage resorts. The resort is located in Muskoka about 160 miles north of Toronto and near to Algonquin Park in an area renowned for its spectacular beauty, pristine lakes, and natural wilderness. The cottages include use of many recreation facilities designed for every season of the year.
Arowhon Pines is a 50-room summer resort located in the heart of Algonquin Park, a huge nature and wildlife preserve, amidst lakes, rivers and forests filled with wildlife. The resort is perfect for getting away from it all.
The Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, located in Jesmond, tucked away in the spectacular British Columbia Cariboo Mountains offers the ideal blend of East meets West with a host of activities and peaceful accommodation.
Open from June to September, this charming resort offers an authentic insight into ranching, and living out in the Cariboo wilderness. With three rustic log-built suites, amazing horse riding opportunities and sensational homegrown cuisine, this is your chance to become at one with nature.
Set in a stunning cliff-side location on the west coast of British Columbia, this wilderness lodge offers some of the finest ocean views of the province. Take a boat tour of the inlet, savour the fabulous food and relax in the comfortable guest rooms.