Our Story - MRC Lodge & Cabins

our story



This quiet stretch of the Columbia Valley, on Highway 95, runs along the gentle Columbia River and offers glorious views of the Rockies on all sides. The famous British Columbia forest carpeting these mountains provides a serene backdrop for the ever-changing patterns of clouds and sky. This is mountain living at its best! The closest town is 34 km away; here at MRC nature reigns supreme.
With the scenic Yoho, Banff, and Kootenay National Parks, as well as the Bugaboos and Radium Hot Springs located nearby, a wealth of outdoor activities are readily available year-round.


Our guests love the setting – both the great outdoors as well as the rustic design of our wood lodge and cabins. Situated in the midst of such natural beauty, our buildings were purposefully designed to complement our surroundings with a minimum of embellishment. The hardwood paneling throughout brings you close to nature, offering both a sense of tranquility and upliftedness.


You can relax here on your own, or enjoy quiet time with family and friends. Or you can go off on adventures in the national parks knowing that your mountain home away from home will be waiting for you when you return. However you choose to spend your day, you will be off to a good start with our delicious home-cooked breakfasts.

If you decide to stay on site for quiet time and contemplation, we have a full library and meditation room available for your use. The natural environment provides great inspiration for personal retreat, and the open area around the lodge, as well as the mountain paths, are ideal for walking meditation. From time to time we offer meditation programs on site or online. If your stay coincides with one of these programs, you are most welcome to join us.

We are here to help so that you can relax, let go of worries, and return home refreshed and rejuvenated.

MRC Lodge & Cabins is a division of the Nalandabodhi Foundation, a Canadian non-profit organization. We are a Buddhist community with the motto “Be wise, Go Kind and Live Fully”. MRC Lodge & Cabins is also known as Mahasiddha Retreat Centre to the Buddhist community. For more information about Nalandabodhi, please visit nalandabodhi.org and canada.nalandabodhi.ca.

love from our guests

I take with me the welcoming warmth, and sweet good humor of this most splendid place.