Singing Lands Wilderness Retreat

What’s Your Business?

We are a wilderness retreat offering workshop, residency and event hosting as well as vacation rentals and camping.

Why Did You Start Your Business?

Because the land provided the perfect confluence of natural beauty, space, and amenities with my personal interest in people and landscapes.

What Does It Say On Your Business Card?

Come. Stay. Live Light.

What's Your Neigbourhood And Why Do You Love It?

Our neighbourhood is one of the most remote you can reach without traveling on a logging road in BC – one hour off pavement. There are no man made clearings in view from anywhere on the 240-acre property though the views are substantial. Our nearest year-round neighbours are over 5km away and this all amounts to a deep peace and a deep quiet that is hard to beat. Every day the land offers some discovery, or if you should choose to stay cozy inside and twiddle your thumbs there can be some comfort and illumination in that, too.

Best Kept Secret or Little Known Fact About Your Neighbouhood?

It’s the Centre of the Universe.

The One Piece of Advice You’d Give Other Local Businesses Is….

Indulge in the non-cash economy that localism enables. There’s so much that can be accomplished and gained through barter, trade and back-scratching.

What’s The Most Important Business Lesson You’ve Learned?

Be real and shoot high.

What Local Suppliers (goods or services) Can't You Live Without? Why?

we (literally) can’t live without the food food food … Delicious veggies from right here in our valley, wild meat from the land and ranchers in our vicinity and the wealth of amazing affordable luxury yums in Vancouver with which we nourish ourselves and our guests. the setting would still be idyllic but left with only supermarket food and long-distance produce the experience would lack that special something.

One Thing That Never Ceases to Amaze You About Doing Business Here Is….

How beautiful it is, and how good it feels to be able to share the space with people from all over the world who feel the same.

Too Many Trips, Calls, Meetings, Emails, Tweets...What's Your Favorite Escape?

When I need to escape the deep quiet and fresh air, I go sit at gene on the corner of Main + Kingsway to drink the most delicious coffee in the city and take in the outfits.

How Are Your Products/Services Environmentally And Socially Beneficial?

We’re fully off the grid with solar power as our first source. We pride ourselves on being as low waste and resourceful as possible with what we’ve got on-hand. Natural materials have preference, Nature gets reverence…

Why Is Local Important To You?

||: environment – community – quality :||

How Do You Support Other Local Businesses?

By buying local whenever possible, hiring locally when we have to contract services, pitching in when others need a hand and referring guests to local businesses.