As an eco-resort, Nipika operates in harmony with its beautiful, natural environment.British Columbia is one of Canada's best examples of pristine wilderness and Nipika makes every endeavor to coincide with our surroundings in sustainable, eco-friendly ways.The philosophy at Nipika is to fully engage and enjoy the spectacular setting using self-propelled activities, while utilizing clean energy sources, and recycling everything we can. It is Nipika's goal to enjoy Canada's Rocky Mountains in non-consumptive ways.
Nipika's power is sourced from the sun, the stream, and the forest. Nipika is completely off grid. Being solar & micro-hydro powered, all of the eco-resort's electricity is generated via clean and natural means. The majority of Nipika's heating needs are satisfied by salvaging dead wood from the woodlot and burning it in a central boiler to provide hot water heating to the guest cabins and other buildings. Our hot water is supplied using the same system.
Solar panels collect sunlight, Activating the photovoltaic cells and deliver electricity to the storage batteries (red) which in turn deliver the power as AC current to the facilities through the inverters (the white boxes).
All of the buildings and much of the furniture at Nipika have been built from local British Columbia trees killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Nipika selectively horse log the woodlot, mills the wood on our own bandsaw mill, and build everything on site in the woodworking shop. The team at Nipika creates all of the designs and do all the construction ourselves. We take great pride in the fact that the majority of the building materials are selectively pulled from the surrounding forest from trees that are already dead.
Nipika takes its environmental stewardship responsibilities seriously and therefore all of the forestry activities are done to enhance the wildlife habitat and recreational values of the land. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trail system, and hunting is not permitted at Nipika.
Learn about Nipika's involvement in controlling the Mountain Pine Beetle.
The Bill Yearling Interpretive Cabin provides a home for Nipika's environmental learning center. Guests can access information on all aspects of our natural surroundings, history, and culture in this historic interpretive facility.
Nipika is also proud to be a pet friendly resort! Anyone wishing to tour Nipika's facilities and learn more about the eco lodge can simply ask any staff members, and an educational tour will be arranged.
The primary goal at Nipika Mountain Resort is to offer comfortable accommodations and exciting and interesting activities in a sustainable, non-consumptive manner.