The Pique Newsmagazine features an article by Braden Dupuisout about our very own Allan Crawford’s plans for a sustainable lodge in our beloved Callaghan Valley.
“If all goes according to plan, CWA will add an 18-room backcountry lodge, 24 rustic rental cabins, 36 tent camping sites and a small spa, as well as a restaurant and retail space and other small supporting structures.
All of it would be built around CWA’s tour offerings in the Callaghan, using minimal-impact practices designed to preserve as much of the old growth and natural feel of the area as possible.”
On April 11, 2013 The Pique News Magazine revealed that it was time for The HemLoft to find a new home. When I stumbled upon the article I knew that this ‘secret acorn’ would fit perfectly at our base in the Callaghan Valley.
Not knowing how Allan would be making his selection I blindly submitted my proposal and crossed my fingers that Canadian Wilderness Adventures would be chosen. After anxiously waiting to hear from Allan, I finally received the phone call revealing the fate of the treehouse: it was to join our collection of refurbished and recycled buildings!
The HemLoft is our way of being able to celebrate the forest and what it represents. It will be an art piece showcasing what Whistler truly represents: nature and ingenuity. The exact date of reassembly is still unknown at this point, as we are currently searching for the perfect tree. However, I can tell you that it’s new home will be nestled amongst 1000 year old trees in the Callaghan Valley.
Stay tuned to hear how the next chapter of the HemLoft’s life unfolds.