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TRAVEL TREND: Glamping in Canada


Glamping in Canada

Glamping in Canada: Soule Creek Lodge in Port Renfrew, BC (Photo: TJ Watt)

Tired of waking up in a tent stiff-necked and sore, yet love being surrounded by nature? The blossoming trend of glamping may be for you. Glamping—a term that combines “glamour” and “camping”—has brought a whole new breed of traveller to the great outdoors, allowing for more comfortable accommodations like queen-sized beds, bathrooms and electricity. Hardcore wilderness enthusiasts may shake their heads at this, but glamping gives you the same type settings as camping in the wild but with the comfort of a hotel room. Chatelaine has compiled a list of some of the best spots to go glamping in Canada, including everything from teepees to tree spheres. Check out their list here!

• To check out more places for prime glamping accommodations see Reader’s Digest‘s list of 10 places to go glamping in Canada
• Also check out 15 Deluxe Wilderness Retreats
• Leave a comment and let us know what you think about this travel trend

Maligne Lake Afternoon Tea: Steeped in History

Maligne Chalet by Mike Gere courtesy Maligne Lake

Experience the 1920s at historic, newly restored Maligne Lake Chalet; the log chalet with its famous view captures the quintessential charm of an era that valued luxury in the midst of wilderness. Sit on the veranda or flagstone patio, or inside by the fireplace or potbelly stove. “In July and August from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, we offer a traditional British tea with Rocky Mountain twists such as scrumptious Canadian-sized scones,” says manager Pat Crowley. It’s $32 (child $16); ‘Tea for Two and Maligne Lake Cruise Too’ is a great value at $81 (child rates available). Reserve 780-852-3370. By James Kallenbach