Welcome to Mistaya Lodge, where luxury, tranquility, and adventure come to meet! Our fully catered backcountry hiking accommodations feature such amenities as a sauna, large outdoor deck, and fluffy duvets. Relax and refresh in our comfortable lodge after exploring the stunning landscape just outside your door.
Located in the Canadian Rockies of BC, in the upper basin of Wildcat Creek, Mistaya Lodge is perfectly situated for alpine adventure. From the front door of the lodge, wildflower glades lead gently upward to broad alpine meadows nourished by melt-water from several surrounding glaciers.Whether you love casual alpine hiking in the summer, wilderness photography, climbing, or mountaineering, Mistaya Lodge will offer you many days of rewarding exploration.
The Facility & Amenities
Mistaya Lodge is a solid, spacious, two-story, post and beam structure located beside an emerald green alpine lake at 6,700 feet elevation. The 2000 sq. ft. lodge is a bright, comfortable building which embodies the strength and charm of its backcountry location. Our luxurious amenities bring comfort to your backcountry adventure:
- Indoor washrooms supplied with hot and cold running water
- Excellent food – all meals and baking, prepared fresh daily.
- A clean, wood-fired sauna house, with a change room and hot shower for bathing
- Two outhouses that are clean, bright, and have an excellent view
- Heated drying room and boot dryer
- Private and shared accommodations available
On the main floor the dining and living areas are lined with abundant picture windows that invite armchair reconnaissance of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. In our large modern kitchen, equipped with propane stove, convection oven, refrigerator and freezer, our cooks prepare hearty backcountry meals of unsurpassed excellence. In the summer months, our organic greenhouse provides lettuce and herbs for you to enjoy with your meals. We are served family-style around the large dining table. No one ever complains of being hungry!
Upstairs, seven spacious guest bedrooms accommodate up to fourteen people, with a selection of single, double and bunk beds complete with towels, linen, pillows and fluffy duvets. Our small group size means that 14 people is a full house.
Daily Routine At Mistaya Lodge
6 am: Coffee is on! The mountains await!
8 am: Join us for a delicious 2-course breakfast prepared by our in-house cooks. Discuss the day’s plan with the guides.
9 am: After breakfast, a lunch spread is put out and guests pack a lunch to take with them.
9:30-10 am: Depart on your daily adventure. Have a fantastic time!
4 pm: Enjoy a snack as you arrive home from your chosen adventure of the day. The sauna will be hot and all guests will have a chance to clean up before dinner.
6-7 pm: Gather for a hearty, delectable 3-course dinner; enjoy social time at the family-style table.
Evening: Rest and relax while dishes are being tidied up.
Bed time: Have a peaceful sleep in your cosy bed. Get ready for your next adventure, which may be sooner than you think—many guests take advantage of our crystal-clear skies to star gaze in the wee hours!
Mistaya Lodge Packages Include
- Helicopter flights to and from the lodge
- Accommodations with towels, linens, and duvets
- All gourmet home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily by our in-house cook, including afternoon tea and goodies!
- Daily guiding by one of our certified hiking guides.
Caring For The Environment
Mistaya is footprint free! Our combined solar and micro-hydro system provides enough power to the lodge for the comforts of home without causing any damage to our environment. In the lodge we recycle, reuse and compost (we even have composting toilets!). Our certified guides help our small groups tread lightly through our terrain, making sure everyone in the future can see the same spectacular scenery.
In the main lodge, parents must accompany young adults between the ages of 14 and 19, and accept in writing full responsibility for them during the trip. Younger children are welcome with an exclusive full-lodge booking. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to join us in the WildCat Cabin.
Pets & Smoking
Please leave pets at home.
Smoking is not permitted inside the building.
More than expected especially the staff.
What a special space with really special people. A feast for the senses – thank you so much!
Very relaxing, outstanding food, great hospitality – a beautiful retreat. Thanks to all.
Awesome hiking, food, accommodation, people. This really jump started my hiking program and inspired me! Thanks for everything!
Took a detour from the rat race to a Rocky Mountain paradise. With wind at my back and sun on my face hiked my way through meadows, rocks and glacier ice.
Three generations (11 of us, plus 1) enjoyed a great sun filled four days at Mistaya. The hospitality was first rate, the food excellent and the hiking outstanding.
A true retreat in an amazing area.
This place is sheer magic!
Thanks for one of the most breathtaking experiences of my life
Went beyond my expectations, nature at its best. Great food and hospitality made for a wonderful four days.