Purcell Mountain Lodge is located in one of the most remote regions of North America, and we are blessed to have many species of wild animals as our neighbours, from deer and elk, to grizzly bears and bald eagles.
While it is always a thrill for us to see these wild animals, we remain mindful that our actions today will affect our chances of seeing these beautiful creatures for many years to come. Our primary goal, therefore, is to have as little impact on the local wildlife as possible. We view these majestic creatures from a distance, enjoying their rare company, and then we move quietly away. Judging by the number and diversity of wildlife around the Lodge, it is a system that is working well.
We are also lucky to be located in the middle of the largest alpine meadow in Canada, where wildflowers bloom all summer long, and where a wide variety of hardy plants survive on a scant two-month growing season.
Although the wildflowers, shrubs and small trees that blanket the meadows around the lodge are extremely hardy, they are also extremely fragile. We are therefore very careful not to damage them. Where we have trails, we ask that all guests remain on the trails; where there are no trails, we spread out to minimize damage. With a minimal amount of care and understanding, we can ensure that these unique plants remain a part of this wondrous ecosystem for many, many years.