5 eco-friendly getaways
These Canadian lodges really deliver on their promises to be green
Photo by Siwash Lake Ranch
Siwash Lake Ranch
Location: Two hours north of Kamloops, B.C.
Size: Up to 16 guests
Activities: Horseback riding, fishing, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking
Why it’s eco: This wilderness ranch uses solar panels to produce 90 per cent of its energy. Waste water is gravity fed into a simple lagoon system; no chemicals are used on the ranch.
Other good stuff: The ranch follows environmentally friendly farming practices, and has worked with Ducks Unlimited Canada to preserve delicate wetlands. It buys produce from local farmers, but also offers guests its own farm-fresh meat, such as organic beef.
Rates: A five-night stay during high season starts at $2,750 per person.
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