Located on a small, pristine, unnamed lake 150 km north of Lac La Ronge, SK
Things To Do
Trail hiking, canoeing, photography, organic gardening, evening campfires and a lot of quiet time in nature
- The house has been carefully constructed to have minimal impact on the delicate boreal forest ecosystem;
- It was crafted using lumber harvested from the local forest;
- A bank of solar collectors are used to generate power;
- It contains a self-composting septic system and food waste is composted for the garden;
- Features a self-sustaining organic garden.
Meadow Lake Provincial Park
Things To Do
Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boating, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, berry picking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and skating
- Windows are triple pane to reduce energy loss;
- Ffaucets and toilets are flow restricted;
- Llocal labour and materials were used as much as possible
- LED bulbs for lighting are used throughout;
- Reclaimed lumber is incorporated into the design;
- A geothermal heating/cooling system has been installed.
- Disturbance to the land:
- The ground will be restored to a natural state as the wild grasses will be allowed to come back in abundance;
- No mature trees taken down during excavation;
- Invasive plants not native to the region are being removed as requested by Sask Parks;
- Native to the area will be preserved and planted;
- Walking paths will be mowed through the wild grasses as an alternative to extensive landscaping.
- An organic garden provides guests with healthy food from the land. They have used the “lasagna gardening” technique to build rich organic soil.
- Recycling, reducing and reusing has been taken into consideration during the construction, design and operation of Waters Edge Eco Lodge.
- Many recycle bins will be located around the lodge;
- Cloth napkins are used in the restaurant;
- Signs are made from the old tin found on site;
- Old bottles and jars found during excavation are used in the décor;
- Composting is utilized on site;
- Educational material on environmental sustainability is provided to guests.
* The Sanctuary is in the very early stages of planning and development and is expected to be up and running for day programs and tenting getaways in the Summer of 2015.
Near the town of Earl Grey approximatly 40mins north of Regina on the #6 highway
Things To Do
- An environmentally conscious, spiritually diverse retreat centre in the Saskatchewan prairies.