Discover the Outdoors
Consider us how you like…a Mountain Retreat, a Woodland Paradise, or just your own quiet little basecamp for the grand adventures to be sought throughout the Rocky Mountain Expanse. Our backyard leads directly from the relaxing comforts of your front porch into the vast, accessible and stunning wilds, stretching hundreds of KMs out into the West.
Today, the David Thompson Corridor, seems to be a well-kept secret overshadowed by the Banff and Jasper National Parks. However, the DTC is a treasure buried in history, dating back before the days of the pioneers, when the unchartered territory beyond the eastern slopes was still a mystery to the new wave of explorers and traders settling these lands. In many ways, those two parks and their trans Canadian highways and rail lines have sheltered this special place from the bustling currents of time, or at least for now.
The Landslide Lake protected area is another unique feature and geographical gem. Accessed from either the west end of the Kootenay Plains or through the Cline River Valley and its network of scenic trails and destinations. If that is not enough, Abraham Lake, considered one of Alberta’s prettiest lakes is nearby. Created in the early 1970s by the damming of the North Saskatchewan River, it is a sight to be seen. There are countless vantage points high above its turquoise waters. Or bask along the shores to absorb the towering wonders that will stoke the senses. All this and much more is within a memorable 90 KM drive from your cottage down the David Thompson Highway (#11).
Nordegg is nestled in the Brazeau Range of the Canadian Rockies, a backcountry haven. It is an old mining town with a notable chapter in history. The population dispersed after the closing of the Brazeau Collieries Mine Site in 1955. What remains is a quaint little Hamlet far from the stress and worries of the city. The town of Nordegg includes a gas station with a general store. Also, you will find a museum (complete with a café serving fresh pies). Fancy a beer after a day of adventures? There is a beer cabin (liquor outlet) to fulfill your needs. How about a dinner out? A restaurant and a not to be missed food truck which serves ice cream, burgers, dogs and fries will fill your belly. There are picnic tables you can enjoy your meal at while overlooking the fairways of another small part of Alberta’s past, a rustic 9 hole golf course with a canvas of rocky peaks and big skies laid out in the backdrop. Tours of the Collieries, a recognized National and Provincial historical site, are offered daily.
Being so close to the continental divide there are many glacier sourced headwaters. They help to form some of Canada’s great waterways. Paddlers will enjoy discovering the endless routes in the many systems of creeks and rivers nearby. Don’t forget to bring your mountain bike for some thrilling single track on the Coliseum Trail. It is located 2 KM East of our property, or choose from the many other XC and DH trails in the area.