You can stay in this Pinterest-worthy yurt made from Canada's warmest parka

Nov 16 2018, 9:56 am

Yurts are trending on Instagram for a reason.

And if you’re looking for the perfect escape from the city, you’ll be happy to know that the most thoughtfully designed, cozy yurt exists just north of Toronto in Haliburton, Ontario.

This incredibly scenic area has a long history with Torontonians (and Canadians) as one of the most picturesque cottage counties in Canada. And I had the amazing opportunity to spend a night there.

But this wasn’t your average escape to the wilderness.

Sport Chek recently launched the Woods Parka Lodge to celebrate the release of its new Woods Winter Collection. This is Canada’s first parka-insulated winter yurt. Yes, you heard that right.

Sleep under the stars in style at this chic yurt that’s been made with the same durable materials as the new WOODS Alverstone Parka; a coat that will keep you warm on the coldest of Canadian days.

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After you arrive, you’ll be able to sink in to a super soft sofa and stargaze from the coziness of this incredibly comfortable yurt, complete with a king sized Endy bed.

Before you start dreaming about this, let’s take a look at the heritage behind Woods Parka Lodge.

WOODS was founded in 1885 by James W. Woods to outfit lumbermen in the Ottawa Valley, and was soon being used by many of those headed to the 1896 Klondike Gold Rush. Many Canadian pioneers depended on his design to survive one of the harshest winters on record. So you’ll sleep well inside Woods Parka Lodge knowing you’ll be blissfully warm.

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You’ll be treated to your choice of a Woods Alverstone Expedition Parka or McBride Bomber Jacket to keep you comfortable and super warm during your stay. Plus, you’ll get to take your parka home when you leave!

While you’re there, you can also snowshoe up to 60-acres of the Haliburton Highlands that surround the Woods Parka Lodge, or simply kick back if that’s more your vibe.


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The yurt is designed with modern-rustic, handpicked décor and set just a short walk away from Kennisis Lake in Ontario’s Halliburton Highlands. It’s absolutely blissful.

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Experience sleeping under the stars like a real modern explorer at the Woods Parka Lodge. Book via Airbnb and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience.

Woods Parka Lodge

Where: Kennisis Lake, Haliburton Highlands, ON

When: Available until January 31, 2019

Price: $125 per night

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