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Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Why we like it
- The heart of Canada’s cowboy country, perfect for outdoorsy retreat
- Mountains meet boreal forests and grasslands all overlooked by the arid Fraser Canyon
- Authentic Thai spa onsite
Grab a crystal clear glass of water from one of the many springs, or as the locals call it ‘clear beer on tap’.
We especially enjoyed Nita Lake Lodge, we found it very beautiful with a "relaxed" style. We had a wonderful room and perfect service by very helpful and friendly staff. We just loved this place; peaceful, and yet close to Whistlers.
- K Heisterberg, Denmark
The unique geography surrounding the ranch is what makes it such a fantastic location: to the east there is the Marble Range and Edge Hill Mountains, the south is Fraser Canyon with near desert conditions; grasslands lie to the west and to the north you’ll find a caribou plateau with countless lakes and marshlands. Rooms are light and nicely decorated with colours of the outdoors, and we love the uniquely Canadian cabins with log burning fireplaces.
There are many excursions on offer, including horse riding, hiking, fly fishing, biking and gold panning. There is also an authentic Thai spa with pool. All the food is fresh, organic and grown locally, most of it on the ranch where they raise their own cattle and pigs. Meals are enjoyed family style – guests, staff and owners – all sitting together at the family table by the open kitchen.
Best time to be there
The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.
For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.
For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.
Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.
Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.
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