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The Magnificent 7

Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada

Canada's Best Wilderness Lodges

 

The Magnificent 7 – Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada is an alliance of like-minded lodges, created in 2012. After meeting during travel industry conferences and becoming aware of each other's individual offerings, an idea started to grow among the lodge owners. The group had the idea that joining forces would allow for a better chance at capturing the attention of travelers looking for luxury wilderness adventures. It is also a way to offer a varied itinerary by combining two or more of the lodges during a visit.

Most of the lodges are located in British Columbia, from the coastal fjords to the wild plateau of the Chilcotin range, while one property is in Manitoba, in the Canadian Arctic.

What links them together is the desire to offer personalized experiences where guests enjoy wilderness adventures in comfort. Great food, great company, amazing scenery, magnificent experiences and excellent service is what can be expected during a stay at any of our partner properties.

For inspiration and ideas to create multi lodge trips, visit the itineraries page on The Magnificent 7 - Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada's website.

 

The Magnificent 7 Brochure

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Home of the Grizzly Bears!

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is located in the Great Bear Rainforest amongst the mountains and pristine rivers of Bella Coola, British Columbia.  Nestled in the largest protected park in BC, the Lodge is only an hour flight from Vancouver.  Consistent winners of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and the Traveller’s Choice award as part of their Top 25 Small Hotels (Canada), guests stay in private timber chalets on property bordering the Atnarko and Bella Coola Rivers. Thanks to healthy fish stocks, the Lodge is situated amongst one of the world’s largest Grizzly Bear populations.

The Canadian Tourism Commission has included Tweedsmuir Park Lodge’s Grizzly Bear Safaris in their prestigious ‘Signature Experiences Collection’. Participants enjoy the tours due to the small group size (maximum of four people) and the absence of man-made fishing channels. All river travel is on non-motorized drift boats, giving participants a more natural experience.  Guests can also enjoy; heli-fishing, heli-hiking or even summer heli-skiing! 

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is a founding member of The Magnificent 7 – Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge website

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

An intimate family owned and operated resort located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest

This is the resort that invented heli-fishing on the coast of British Columbia, yet it provides down to earth wilderness experiences that bring guests remarkably close to nature. Family owned and operated, this resort is also a Destination Canada’s Signature Experience, offering outstanding cuisine, a range of outdoor experiences with all the comforts of a luxurious wilderness retreat.

Set at the foothills of Mount Stephens along the Great Bear Rainforest coastline of British Columbia, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an exclusive fly-fishing and wilderness adventure destination. Founded more than 30 years ago, the resort is a mecca for anglers, mariners and adventurers alike. With the use of Helicopters and Boats, Nimmo Bay customizes adventure holidays to match anyones wildest desires.  

Built in harmony with nature, half of the resort is floating in the peaceful bay, while the other half is grounded on a small out-cropping of land. Running through the centre of the resort is a magnificent waterfall. This waterfall not only supplies the resort with drinking water but also with green energy. Access to Nimmo is by floatplane or helicopter! Daily wilderness and helicopter adventures give guests access to 50,000-square-miles of untouched wilderness.

Nimmo Bay Website

Churchill Wild

The only Polar Bear adventure company in the world that owns and operates a remote fly-in polar bear eco-lodges in the Arctic.

Viewing polar bears at ground level, flying into a choice of four beautifully appointed, wilderness lodges, family recipes and delicious home cooked meals, highly educated interpreters and guides and out of this world, wildlife viewing.

Churchill Wild is the only safari company on the planet specializing in ground level hiking through the polar bear inhabited remote regions of Arctic Canada. These all-inclusive safaris take place on the coast of Hudson Bay where guests enjoy incredible opportunities for close encounters with polar bears, beluga whales, Aurora Borealis, caribou, wolves and other Arctic wildlife. Specializing in small group adventures, the four eco-Lodges are accessible only by air and feature exceptional hospitality and accommodations. Exclusive chefs offer the finest Arctic cuisine with most items sourced locally. Professional biologists, interpreters and bear guides enhance the world’s greatest polar bear viewing experience. Summer and fall departures are available from July to November. This is the World’s Next Great Safari and Churchill Wild takes its commitment to sustainable tourism seriously, with a strict recycling and composting policy, use of biodegradable products in all areas of it its operations, minimizing vehicle use and promoting local traditional practices for harvesting and preparing foods.

Churchill Wild website

Pacific Yellowfin Private Charters

Bespoke experiential and enriching journeys in Canada's Pacific Northwest, British Columbia.

Some might say the only way to truly experience the spectacular coast of British Columbia is from the deck of a private expedition yacht. Guests succumb to the rhythm of the sea when the captain sets his course by the tides and drops anchor in secluded coves, bays and inlets where the only crowds are the bald eagles, wolves and grizzly bears. That’s life on The Pacific Yellowfin, a grand historic ship custom built during World War II and refitted in 2003 with modern amenities without parallel on the West Coast when it comes to coastal cruising whether you’re a fisherman, photographer, adventurer, nature lover or just someone with a soft spot for fine food and wine at sea. With two staterooms and two deluxe cabins, the ship accommodates a maximum of 12 guests. Owner and captain Colin Griffinson keeps the guest experience intimate and personal with a knowledgeable crew.

Pacific Yellowfin website

 

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort is a world-renowned luxury dude ranch and remote wilderness resort.

By Nature, this remote resort is small, personal and sophisticated; beckoning to the world's most discerning, active travellers who seek freedom, authentic adventure, and life-enriching experiences.

Siwash is a private hideaway in British Columbia's cowboy country; one of Canada's top luxury wilderness lodges and a genuine family-owned guest ranch. Ranking among North America's finest, the place is legendary for horseback riding, 5-star wilderness adventures, pasture-to-plate cuisine, and lavish safari-inspired tents. We specialize in high energy family holidays, romantic adventure vacations for couples, and small, exclusive corporate retreats—meticulously orchestrated within a natural, peaceful paradise.

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort website

 

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