BLBCA Newsletter – May, 2016

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Backcountry Lodges of British Columbia Association

Escape to the wild this summer

Here it is the end of April already! The winter has just flown by and what a winter it has been!

Many BLBCA operators say that this has been one of the best winters in recent memory. We saw early and deep snowfall that came in pure and cold, followed by weeks of generous installments of powder. While at times there were layers of concern, the snowpack was one of the more stable in the past few years. Many BLBCA lodges are still operating but will soon be pausing for the shoulder season. 

We hope that all of our guests took home many great memories to sustain them through the long months (only seven) until next winter season!

While you’re waiting for the snow to fly again, why not stay in shape with a summer hiking or climbing trip? Many BLBCA lodges offer an attractive summer program. Check out the BLBCA website for all the options that are available to you. 

No matter what the season, the mountains of British Columbia offer many wonders to behold. Where better to experience these wonders than at one of our member backcountry lodges! You can get fit, be rewarded and rejuvenated while enjoying the comforts that a lodge can provide, with the BC’s ‘Wild Within’ just out the front door.

In the community

In the community

The BLBCA and our 29 member-lodges are active in our local communities, attending industry events, devoting time to notable advocacy work in the community, and participating in local government planning and strategy sessions.

Most recently, our executive director Brad Harrison was raising awareness of the organization and its 29 member lodge destinations at the Tourism Kamloops Summit. Below is a look at some industry events we’ve attended recently or will be at soon!


Summer is on its way

While some are still carving their final turns of the season; summer is just around the corner. BC’s backcountry is just as awe-inspiring in the summer! Guests enjoy the fresh mountain air, spectacular scenery; natural flower gardens and encounter wildlife in their home. Our world-renowned lodges feature activities for all offering hiking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking and stand up paddleboarding.

Book your stay today! Find the lodge that’s perfect for you; review amenities, locations, see images, get quotes and much more.

Summer in the backcountry

Already booked your trip and wondering what you should pack? Read our essential gear list as a starting point for what you should bring.

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