Canada wilderness break, Northern Edge of Algonquin

“A tailor made, three day winter wilderness experience in the heart of Algonquin Provincial Park, with lots of snowy activities. Stay in beautiful wilderness lodge. ”

Highlights

Algonquin Provincial Park | Snowshoeing | Cross country skiing | Kick sledding | Ice skating | Wilderness cabin accommodation

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Responsible tourism: Canada wilderness break, Northern Edge of Algonquin

Environment

The Edge was designed from the ground up to be Algonquin Park, and even Canadaís, most sustainable and environmentally sound place to travel. Recognised as a GreenLeader, the lodge's operations, facilities and staff aim to prove to the world that responsible travel experiences which honour our connection with the earth, local communities, local food producers can be economically viable while being vital to the health and well-being of people across the world. Northern Edge at Algonquin Park is an oasis from this hyper-connected world.

Previous guests have appreciated the efforts at being a low carbon, sustainable, eco-friendly, responsible provider of Algonquin Park retreats and adventures. Guests are invited to live closer to and respect a peaceful harmony with the natural world. A break at the lodge could include guests turning solar panels to face the sun at different times of day, practice no-trace camping hiking and paddling in Algonquin Park and participation in a comprehensive recycling program

Guests will enjoy hot showers and energy efficient lights powered by the sun shining on the 26 solar panels producing 2.8 kW of power. Composting toilets are located across the Edge.

Stay in a century old log cabin, recycled and rebuilt here at Algonquin Park. Walk on our boardwalk made of 100 % recycled plastic.

Community

Northern Edge values the opportunity to give back to the land and local communities, and being able to hear the stories of where the spaces, meals, and resources come from. That is why every experience at the Edge offers guests a taste of place by highlighting food and drink that is produced in the neighbourhood. Northern Edge Algonquin is proud to source products and activities from local suppliers, including local farm produce, chemical-free speciality soap infused with forest scents and craft beer and coffees.

The lodge also provides a lot of its own local flavour: When guests taste maple syrup in their food, there is a good chance it was boiled down on sight at the Edge. Fresh herbs and vegetables are grown on-site, the lodge's owner designs and builds the comfortable spaces, and they even have their own bee hives!

More than that, it means connecting with the people who live and work in this region at the Edge of Algonquin Park. Whether itís meeting a local singer-songwriter, sharing a therapeutic treatment or yoga session with our neighbourhood friends, tasting food grown by a local farmer or beer brewed by a local company, traveling into Algonquin Park with folks who call this area home, or sitting around the campfire to connect with the people and stories from the past and present; visitors to the Edge canít help but taste the northern life through local connections and meeting and sharing with folks who call this place home.

1 Reviews of Canada wilderness break, Northern Edge of Algonquin

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Reviewed on 16 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing the magnificent Canadian Rockies and the wild bears

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't try and see too much. Spend a few days in a few places and see it well rather than try and pack it all in.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not really..

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


We tried to do too much so it was exhausting. The weather was not great and the cost of extras made what we did limited. Not the best vacation I've had but if
you have plenty of money Canada and Alaska can be amazing

Read the operator's response here:

Thanks for your time in reviewing your vacation to Canada and Alaska. We're sorry if you were disappointed with certain aspects of the trip, notably the cost to travel in Canada and the US and the weather. Even so, we're glad that you enjoyed the Canadian Rockies and were able to see bears in the wild, which is indeed an awe-inspiring experience.

Your review does not go into detail about the environmental and social impact of the vacation, and I would encourage You to expand upon your answer below.
This is very important to us and we are concerned that you believe your vacation has had a negative impact. Our team has put together your three week adventure using properties and experiences that minimise their impact and we'd welcome your feedback to this
extent.

We also feel that the review does not reflect the high level of service we strive for and the level of support we offer before and during the trip. Again, I would encourage you to expand on your comments in order for us to address any problems. Tigh-Na-Mara Hotel supports their community through sustainable practices both in the lodge operations and the activities it provides in the local area. In 2017 the hotel won the Ecostar award in recognition of its
sustainable practices. This past year Tigh-Na-Mara completed a 6 million dollar renovation that includes eco-friendly composite decks, soy based spray foam for insulation, recycled logs, LED lights; low flow plumbing fixtures, water based paints, energy efficient gas fireplaces & boilers, keycard activated lighting systems to save on energy usage and recycling bins placed inside and outside the units. Staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship, Tigh-Na-Mara is the first resort on Vancouver Island to use renewable gas as part of their commitment to growing greener as the property and resources allow.

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