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Published on : Friday, October 7, 2016
Whether it’s a traditional “log cabin” or a Parks Canada oTENTik (a hybrid tent/cabin), the country’s rustic lodges are the perfect place to discover special stories, and to create some of your own. Here’s a look at some of the most beautiful places to rest your head in Canada.
North of Whitehorse in the Yukon, overlooking Dezadeash Lake sits Dalton Trail Lodge. The lodge is a superb place to fish for Arctic grayling, northern pike, lake trout, whitefish or burbot while appreciating the serenity of the wilderness. You can also explore nearby Kluane National Park.
British Columbia’s Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park recalls the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s. Canoe the turquoise lake or hike mountain trails before retiring to your log cabin.
Alberta’s Skoki is a historic hike- or ski-in log cabin nestled in the alpine meadows of Banff National Park. Built in 1931, it’s Canada’s first back-country ski lodge, and was originally operated by the Ski Club of the Canadian Rockies.
Wannabe cowboys can grab their Stetsons and head out on a horse through the grasslands at Saskatchewan’s La Reata Ranch, a cattle ranch found south of Saskatoon.
Churchill, Manitoba’s Tundra Inn offers a real northern Canadian experience. During your stay, don’t miss the Eskimo Museum’s fantastic collection of Inuit artifacts.
For interesting accommodations throughout the country, stay in Parks Canada’s oTENTiks. These hybrid tent-cabins offer a more comfortable camping experience, with a sleeping area, a fire pit, Muskoka chairs and a barbecue and food preparation station.