Sustainability at Siwash Lake | Wildland Private Nature ReserveTaking care of the planet is our guiding philosophy. While crafting our world-class eco-lodge & luxury guest ranch, we've always focused on sustainability — striving to be true stewards of the land. Since we purchased this pristine piece of raw wilderness over thirty years ago, it has been our mantra to stay in harmony with the surrounding environment.
At Siwash Lake, we care immensely about the environment as much as we take great care of our guests. You'll sense a delightful synergy with Nature while you are here and you’ll appreciate the peace and calm that Siwash exudes.
All whom visit this unique eco-lodge are in awe at living so close to the natural world, which invigorates the mind, body and spirit in extraordinary ways. Such gifts are a privilege in today’s world, and are why everyone at Siwash sees themselves as caretakers of the land.
We take our responsibility seriously because we know that in return, the land will continue to nurture all those who visit for generations to come. For instance, over 90% of our electricity is harvested from the sun — just one initiative of many — in our efforts to operate in a highly sustainable manner.
The National Geographic Society recognized our hard work a few years ago and welcomed Siwash into the folds of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World: a collection of global leaders in the realm of responsible tourism.
But Nature's lessons can be really hard sometimes, especially when a massive forest fire sweeps through. Devastated at first, by the damage to our wild paradise, we've learned to accept that the land is forever changing. The fire was a severe example of climate change and how humans have mismanaged the land. At Siwash, in the wake of the fire, we are bearing down on conservation efforts to preserve all the remaining refugia (lush areas that escaped the flames), and are focusing on reforestation in the fire affected areas.
We are committed to taking care of both people and the planet. We have recently created the BC Wildland Ecology Centre, a not-for-profit society that will evolve and develop over time, as resources permit. The Society's Siwash Lake headquarters are located at our unique Wildland Private Nature Reserve.
Nature is our Goddess, and the wilderness our Cathedral.