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Inns on Canada's extreme eastern and western coasts are among the 24 global properties chosen as founding members for National Geographic's new soft brand announced last week. Fogo Island Inn, Joe Batt's Arm, Nfld., and Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, Port McNeill, B.C., are the two Canadian properties in the collection.
National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a collection of 24 unique hotels in extraordinary places around the world with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence. The collection represents the National Geographic Society’s newest undertaking in world-class travel experiences.
Selected through a rigorous evaluation process, each lodge offers an
outstanding guest experience while supporting the protection of cultural
and natural heritage and embracing sustainable tourism practices. The
initial collection further
builds National Geographic’s travel portfolio, which includes National
Geographic Expeditions, Traveler magazine, travel books, photography
courses and the @NatGeoTravel digital and a photography community.
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate family-owned and
operated resort located on Vancouver Island in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in
British Columbia. Guests can explore the
wilderness either on land, on water, or by flying through the
air in a helicopter. Last year, Nimmo Bay also made the Robb Report
World’s inaugural Top 100 Resorts list. The
Robb Report is an exclusive magazine for the discerning consumer, available in print, enews, and digital editions.
“By creating this carefully curated group of hotels, lodges and retreats that meet internationally recognized sustainable tourism criteria while providing top-notch guest experiences, National Geographic opens a new chapter in the power of travel to protect our planet,” said Costas Christ, a world-renowned sustainable tourism expert and editor at large for National Geographic Traveler magazine, who coordinated an international team to inspect each of the lodges.
“Travellers can feel confident when they stay in one of these lodges that they are helping to safeguard cultural and natural treasures in some of the world’s most incredible places.”
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