5 eco-friendly getaways
These Canadian lodges really deliver on their promises to be green
Photo by Matagami ECOlodge
Location: Quebec, south of James Bay
Size: Up to 12 guests
Activities: Hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, kayaking
Why it’s eco: Totally off the grid, the lodge uses solar panels and two small windmills for power. The design of the buildings keeps cool air inside during the summer and cold air out during the winter.
Other good stuff: In 2004, when the mine was shut down in nearby Matagami, 35 local people were hired and trained to help construct the lodge buildings. The lodge also buys locally as much as possible, providing guests with fresh baked goods, cheeses and jams.
Rates: From $230 per night
Web: Listing on It's a Green Green World
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