Flying by helicopter into the heart of the Columbia Mountain sub-ranges, the sights of ancient glaciers, jutting pinnacles, snow-capped peaks, and placid lakes are nothing short of mesmerizing. Your heart flutters as you grasp how very far away your “everyday” is and then it is suddenly calmed by the emerging sight of a wilderness lodge, planted firmly in the midst of these splendors. It sits, waiting to welcome you into its warmth and provide you with a home base from which to experience the transcending mountains & majestic evergreens around you.
CMH Bobbie Burns
CMH Bobbie Burns
The Bobbie Burns takes its name from the great Scottish poet. Other than CMH guests, few have set foot on these remote mountains, some of which remain unnamed today. The land here offers hikes and walks along glorious ridgelines, through forested trails or across alpine meadows. For adrenaline-seekers, Bobbie Burns is home to the Conrad Glacier Adventure Trail and the famous Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata, a Canadian Signature Experience.
The south-facing expansive view of the Purcell Range and Vertigo Ridge awaits you at the intimate Bobbie Burns Lodge. Nestled amid an alpine valley of soaring evergreens, this unpretentious mountain lodge provides the ideal setting for renewal and recreation, connection and conversation. While relaxing on the sun-drenched decks, the abounding wilderness that envelops this mountain sanctuary will entice you to journey both inward and outward.
Featuring 24 rooms with private baths, guests will also relish the outdoor whirlpool, sauna, game room, porch-side basketball hoops, and browsing in the quaint lodge shop. At the fireside hearth, enjoy a glass of award- winning wine from our extensive cellar collection.
Although the Bugaboos are renowned for their commanding granite spires, exploration here will reveal an abundance of blossoming meadows, placid icy lakes and ancient rock formations. Thrill seekers will relish the Skyladder Via Ferrata and their ascent toward the sky or a walk through time on a trek over the glaciers beneath the commanding spires. Long coveted by adventurists the world over, this amazing journey will place you into the elite group who can boast about their encounter with the seemingly unreachable.
The Bugaboos got their name from a turn-of-the-20th-century gold hoax. The name alone is in part responsible for their iconic stature in the mountain world, though the credibility of this reputation cannot be doubted when one considers the stream of legendary climbers who, during the 1950s – 70s, sought first-ascents on many of these peaks. There is probably no comparably magnificent range with so few visitors in the whole of North America, if not the world.
Veiled amid a sea of emerald green flora, the Bugaboo Lodge sits at a commanding 1500 metres (nearly a mile) high. Featuring 32 rooms with private baths, a sauna, and steam room along with a game room, cozy bar/lounge area and inviting fireplace hearth, there is plenty of opportunity for private respite and communal gathering with new-found friends. The rooftop hot tub boasts unparalleled views of this magnificent setting where your soul and surroundings will meld into one. History buffs will delight in the lodge museum featuring interpretive maps, photos, natural history exhibits and intriguing Bugaboo memorabilia.
Summer Adventures begin here
But don’t let our remote location deceive you…electricity runs deep here. Fully equipped with all the modern amenities, our casual, yet refined lodges provide the ultimate beginnings and endings to your days of exploration. Staffed with a dedicated team of guides, hosts and culinary talent, each lodge has a range of offerings to shroud you in true mountain warmth including sauna, whirlpool and massage services, indoor climbing wall, and workout facility. Our cozy rooms with private baths and spectacular views are coupled with a common room graced with a grand fireplace, full-service bar, and deep, inviting armchairs perfect for settling into after an adventure-filled day.
A CMH Tradition
An abundance of thoughtfully prepared cuisine awaits you. Days begin with a hearty, healthy breakfast spread, a packed lunch that would make any other brown-bagged one extremely jealous, followed by sumptuous appetizer fare back at the lodge. Your culinary adventure culminates in expressive five-star dishes reflective of these inspired settings. Set amidst the backdrop of towering evergreens and spires, our upscale, yet unpretentious family style dinners harken back to an old alpine tradition with company and conversation that will make you feel right at home.
Each CMH Lodge
Offers you the following
- World-class hiking, walking, climbing and mountaineering
- Great variety of activities to suit any interest or ability
- Comfortable rooms with fully stocked private baths.
- Highly skilled chefs and pastry chefs, to make each trip a culinary treasure.
The common areas feature
- Comfortable sofas & fireplace for socializing
- Full-service bar
- Shop for gifts and gear
- Sauna, whirlpool, and massage service
- Indoor climbing wall
- Intimate dining room, where our mountain casual gourmet meals are served family style
Cellphone Notice: Due to the remote locations, there is no cellphone coverage at our lodges. Free wi-fi is provided in both lodges.
In their words...
“The clean accommodation, superb food and the good-natured, dedicated staff at the lodge truly exceeded my expectations. What a beautiful experience you folks have created!”