““Nipika offers privacy of individual cabins, pristine location in the Canadian Rockies, recreational opportunities on trails and rivers, knowledgeable staff, and a commitment to sustainable, low environmental impact values.”Joseph Beckham, Tallahassee, FL
“Beyond our expectations! An absolutely incredible place to unwind and recharge!”Carly Lapointe, Leduc, AB, Canada
“I loved the place. great cabins - in fact the best. great location, wonderful track setting, - a perfect gettaway. I will be back.”Ralph Manketlow, Mono, ON,
I read the book from GUDRUN PFLÜGER and I liked it very much. So I visit your homepage NIPIKA.COM and I loved it! Best regards from Austria! Gertraud :-)Gertraud Schernthaner, Austria
What an amazing place! Absolutely beautiful. Loved every minute we spent at Nipika. Thanks Lyle for taking us out on the trails and giving us a personal tour!Robin, New Jersey
I want to thank all of the Nipika staff for making our wedding day so special!! Angela Groenewoud, Calgary,Alberta
Just finished a FAB run on the Kootenay Krusher trail at Nipika Mountain Resort. Great vistas of the view...saw a deer and elk. Thanks to my friends at Nipika we had a great time and I look forward to coming back. Thanks Lyle.Andy Tucknott June 16-20/2012, Missoula, Montana
Our Visit here to this unique piece of paradise in BC has been highlighted with some great trail running. In fact, as a life long runners we selected Nipika because of the access to trails for running. We currently live in Missoula Montana which is home to many trails and a vibrant running community including 1400 members of the organization I am part of, Run Wild Missoula. I have also lived and ran for 2 summers in the Rocky Mountains in Colorada, the trails here at Nipika are incredible!! Today while running on the Kootenay Krusher trail, I just loved it. We saw wildlife, incredible scenery, varied terrain, and in sum it is a great trail for enjoying the land. I would recommend it (and the numerous other trails) in the area for runners, bikers, hikers and others traveling on two feet. This is a unique area, and we hope to be back soon. Great trails that allow runners the chance to experience the Rockies are special, so I hope these can be maintained and available for those visiting and living in the area. Thanks for a great visit and great place!Darr Tucknott June 19, 2012, Missoula, Montana
As a life long runner and High School Cross Country and Track coach, my vacations are based around being able to get some quality runs in. When I heard there was a resort with its own trail system, I was on my way. My whole running network at home in Portland Oregon is dying to hear reports on such a unique place. Staying at Nipika has been one of the best experiences I have had. The resort is amazing but the trail access and beauty is beyond description. And to top off the week of running Lyle took the time to show us the Kootenay Krusher Trail. WOW!. Definitely one of the best trails I have ever run. The views, trails, wildlife were so amazaing. An experience I will talk about for years. THANK YOU!T. Esbensen June 16-20/2012, Portland, Oregan
|The cabins were beautifully appointed, we didn't want for anything. Lots of towels, comfortable beds, good pillows, etc.
|Delightful stay, we will be back
August 8, 2011Val Walker
We had a great time. Loved the trails for biking and walking and, as ever, Lyle was genuine, engaging and made some great recommendations for our biking and walking. It was perfect!
August 29, 2011Andrea Williams
Thank you Bev! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the Rocky Mtn Cabin accommodated our every need! We had great weather, took advantage of the sunny deck during the day and the beautiful clear sky at night. What a beautiful piece of property you guys have out there, I am actually looking into planning a winter ski weekend for my family sometime in February! Michelle Cameron
Thank you very much!
Hi Lyle and Bev,Kristen Murray
It has been over 4 months since our wedding at Nipika, and we have been meaning to get in touch for far too long to thank you for what was a truly magical weekend.
The help that you both provided in the planning and execution of our wedding was invaluable...you were both incredibly supportive from the very first phone calls that we made in August...and helped us so much every step of the way. -Bev, I really enjoyed all of our many phone calls and felt a little sad after the wedding that I wouldn't be hearing your kind voice and excellent advice!
The wedding weekend itself was more wonderful than we could ever have imagined. -It was a true gift to be able to spend a beautiful, snowy, outdoor weekend with our friends and family...and to be able to settle into the beauty that is Nipika; to get cozy in the gorgeous cabins, explore the splendour of the ski trails, to share scrumptious food and to be welcomed by your warm hospitality. -Oh yeah, and to get married in the midst of all of that!
Lyle, your help, flexibility and patience in welcoming all of the guests, helping us to find just the right spot for our 'circle', building a fire, offering to lead a night ski (though darn it we just couldn't get that going!) was amazing. -Your kind, relaxed style made everyone feel so welcome, comfortable and well-taken care of.
We are also grateful to Diane for all of her support...and to the caterers. -We have received many many rave reviews of the food; people could hardly believe the excellent quality and professional set up and display.
Nathan and I both agree that our weekend was the best weekend of our lives...and we are so grateful for the important role that you played in making it happen.
We hope that you have a great spring...and look forward to seeing you again. -I am sure that Nipika will be part of our tradition..anniversaries, perhaps!!
All the best to you!
Kristen and Nathan
Every trip out to Nipika brings adventure, good company and great scenery...can't wait for the next trip.Brooke Campbell, Calgary
We have just finished a long weekend at Nipika for Nicki's 40th birthday and were once again mighty impressed at the place and the people of Nipika.
Thanks again Lyle for your mild mannered and friendly yet unobtrusive hosting and for the help Bev gave in organising the event - its not easy getting around 50 people in one place.
The location was stunning as always and the kids particularly enjoyed the lake and the mud in particular ..... think the parents would prefer the sandy beach idea from a laundry perspective though.
The main lodge is a fabulous spot to stay and the barn turned out to be a great party location with play area where ball games were enjoyed and a spacious seated fire area.
A great weekend that everyone has commented positively about - those that were first timers are already planning their next trip back - see you next time
RobRob & Nicki Gardiner, Calgary
What a piece of paradise. The cabins were great, comfy and cozy and lots of room. Loved the sauna, hot tub and the fires at night... so much fun. Can't wait to come back.Phil and Andy Thompson
I just wanted to send you a short note to personally thank you for hosting Solium this past weekend. I know Nipika has been a labor of love for you and your family and I wanted you to know that it really has become such a positive experience for many at Solium that partake in our annual excursion. I have received nothing but positive comments from all the staff that attended and they really feel Nipika is a unique getaway and an opportunity to recharge the batteries in a pristine environment. I marvel at your commitment to host and welcome those that visit your facility and it is a truly big part of what makes Nipika such a neat place to visit.
Thank you Lyle for hosting team Solium and making sure that we had a comfortable and enjoyable time. Sorry a picnic table had to be sacrificed...but it was neat to see! You're building something great and I know you have a busy summer ahead with some of the projects you mentioned.
Take care Lyle.Jeff, Solium Capital
All of us that stayed here had a great time. Roofus really is a wonderful dog. Everything from the cozy cabin to the hot tub was awesome. I would love to come back sometime. Not only that, but the kayak trip was amazing. Seeing all the eagles and osprey and the beaver that swam under my kayak… it was all perfect.Brian Wilson, Heather Fatens, Poca, W.Virginia USA
We both had a great time at the Cross River Cabin. We had a wonderful time kayaking down the river and looking out for bald eagles with Lyle! The cabin was very nice and comfy… Thank you for everything. We will surely come back again.Sara & Morgan, San Francisco, CA
Thanks for the fabulous time - the skiing was amazing and you have won the hearts of our girls on this great sport. We loved the sled, hot tub, sauna and those great massages! It doesn't get any better on the weather and scenery. We'll be back!Lisa, Jessica, Nadine, Makaila
This is just the sort of place a soul needs. I'm not sure anyone can quite say in words what wild spaces, fresh air, great sleeps and such genuine hospitality does for a person. All I know is how good I feel after a few days. Can't wait to come back again. Love it in the winter and the spring flowers were amazing too. Thanks!C. Moore, Calgary
We came as a group of 30 for a company getaway! We all had a fantastic time and will definitely come back! This is a hidden treasure.Sandbox Systems, Calgary
Day 1: Six guys arrived yesterday from Cincinnati, Ohio with open jaws and wide eyes. We're amazed at the beauty of the mountains and the hospitality of Nipika. Mark Killian, Cincinnati, Ohio
Day 2: Hiked up Mt. Kindersley. The fellas summitted it. A highlight of the trip.
Day 3: White Swan Lake Hotsprings - relaxing.
Day 4: Kayaked the Columbia River. We saw loads of wildlife and enjoyed the river.
Day 5: Biked around Nipika. If you go south or north along the river you will see many great waterfalls and views. Check out the Canyon Bridge and the Natural Bridge - both are great picture opportunities,
Thanks for the wonderful stay!
The only thing more spectacular than the scenery was the hospitality.Edmonton, AB
A wonderful place for Christmas! A perfect setting, warm cozy lodge and the 12' tree was the finishing touch. A Christmas we'll never forget.The Halliwells
You have created a very special spot- thank you for sharing it with us. Thanks for the brewskies at the top of Mitchell Ridge.Joanne and Doug Goss, Edmonton, Alberta
This is a bit of paradise in this hectic world. What a beautiful place to spend with family. We had a beautiful time and would love to return.The DeVries Family, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Wetaskiwin
An amazing place; we all had a wonderful time canoeing with our great host Lyle, and early night and then a fantastic hike over the natural bridge up and down unbelievable terrain. The beautiful scenery, the amazing river and colours of the rocks, the gorge and so many other fantastic views. Back to the cabin and into the hottub and sauna. What more could you ask for. The peace and quiet and the majestic mountains made our holiday an amazing time. We will be back. Thank you Lyle!Trish, Amanda, Julie, Bill & Pete, Toronto, Ontario
Yah! We're married - on the steps of the lodge on the most beautiful day ever. Thanks so much.Joy & Chase Florell, Prince George, BC
Last time here was 21 years age! Still sitting in the meadow overlooking the valley at the deep green forest sea! Thanks Lyle for preserving the dream!!Gord and Gail
Wow! What a place and what a welcome. Our names at the cabin and special transportation for out luggage. We were here for five days for a small family reunion after a wedding. It was very nice being here. We loved the views, the area, the deck and of course the dogs and horses. It felt like we had our own little farm. Thanks to Lyle for telling us about the nice trails and all the other nice things to know. We did two hikes, went rafting, have very nice meals from the BBQ and sat at the fire and of course had lots of catching up to do. We loved it.F. Slaunerhoff, E, deLangen, Durdrecht, Holland
Amazing! The scenery is fabulous! The cabin feels like a palace! Great place for family reunions - what a place to spend summer!Haley Helland, Sundre, Alberta
I've had a wonderful time catching up with my family over Christmas in this amazing place! The hottub with champagne was a great way to recover the bumps and bruises of Mt. Sedmore and the walk to Canyon Bridge. It's been relaxing in quiet surroundings, a change from London life. Thanks to Lyle and his staff.David Munn, travelling
Nipika is a great place to chill out and ski hard. I just need to go fishing here next time in the summer.George Grey, Canadian X-C Ski Team
Thank you for sharing an amazing quiet, beautiful spot. You thought of every detail. Couldn't think of a better place to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary. We'll be back with the kids.Gwen & Phil, Helena, KT
This is an amazing place in every aspect. Although we have yet to master the art of going downhill on x-country skis, we managed to have a fantastic time - the perfect break from University. Mt. Sledmore and that little yellow toboggan (watch out), shimmy on the pond with Steve (who needs the NHL), a ridiculous amount of board games, some truly beautiful skiing, and a hottub under the stars. The weather gave us perfect clear skies and wicked views. Big thanks to Lyle, Steve and crew for giving us a clean, comfy cabin and a great time. We'll be back!Alison Clark, Kelsey Verboom and Katie Israllson, Invermere, BC
What a perfect place for a wedding! The hospitality, the cabins, the food, the pond, the hottub, the sauna, the bonfire, the incredible scenery... thanks for a great weekend.Barb Adams, Calgary
Came here for some rest and relaxation and got that and so much more. Lyle and Dianne along with the staff were great. The cabins were very well kept and perfect for us. Hikes during the day, Jacuzzi in the afternoon and wine and elk in the early evening; what more could you want? We will be back only next time with more friends and family to share the wonderful memories with. Until then, MAHALO & ALOHA.Bill, Cara Ballard
Once again we enjoyed the refuge Nipika offers us "city-types". Enjoyed the usual bikes and runs on the trails. This trip we also tried Mitchell Ridge and the first hump (straight up, straight down) - but great views as a reward! It was a special treat to see a mama and baby black bear on Settler's Road yesterday between the 4 & 5 km markers. Had great weather all week except for a tremendous thunderstorm (good lightening). Great stars by the campfire on Wed night!Anita, John, Shannon, Katrina, Becca & Tammy, Calgary
Thanks for sharing your beautiful spot with all of us. This made a special celebration for the family even more special. With the gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery, this wedding weekend will hold fantastic memories for all of us.Shirley Stephenson, High River