Responsible travel: Algonquin Park yoga & holistic retreat, Canada
Our environmentally-friendly off-the-grid facility has gained international recognition for teaching and demonstrating ecological principles of design.
Some facility features include a fully restored and rebuilt century old log cabin, recycled plastic board walks, earth roof, facility is electric supply run on 3 kW of solar panels (entirely off the grid). We built our facility in the forest, on the lake, maintaining a peaceful, nature friendly approach.
In addition, our environmental ethics and no-trace camping practices leave the areas we travel through in the same or better condition than before we arrived. We even sort our waste so that plastics and paper are recycled, and food waste is composted upon return from our adventures.
In Algonquin Park we maintain the lowest guide to guest ratio in the industry (usually 1:4), so you can be confident you are in the care of qualified, enthusiastic friendly faces who know Algonquin Park. use sustainable environmentally friendly technologies and practices of operation and live closer to and in respectful harmony with the natural world.
We believe that our guides should be fairly compensated, and will share their experience, passion, knowledge and teaching skills to ensure each trip is a memorable one.
We make socially responsible purchasing decisions, support organic produce providers and pay our staff to grow some food in our own gardens leading to freshly prepare gourmet meals.
We contribute to the ongoing conservation of local natural areas recently chairing the local trails association. We are founding members of the local locavore association and host many local events featuring visiting healers and shamans from around the world.