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Nipika is located centrally in the Rockies with endless options for day hiking right at our front door. There are several options to do a guided day hike depending upon your experience level and needs, with all of our alpine hikes you can expect a full, fun-filled day of dramatic views and varying terrain....

2013 - The Bill Yearling Cabin was completed to become our very special studio suite. The cabin, originally built in 1920 by Bill Yearling was renovated into a beautiful studio with full bathroom & kitchen, a large wrap-a-round deck, and custom home built furnishings, truely a cozy and unique place to spend the night. If only walls could talk! 2010 -  extensive trail improvements continued at Nipika and...

The Nipika Years In March 1979, Lyle skied into the middle of the meadow, turned 360 degrees around, and knew it was to be the place for his dreamed rocky mountain accommodation. By April, Lyle and Dianne owned it! Lyle left his job with the Alberta Government in outdoor recreation, and Dianne, a tenured teacher, packed up everything, including new six-month-old...

The Beginning Nipika has a colourful past. The history of this rocky mountain accommodation predates written history. The Ktunaxa people have occupied this region for literally thousands of years, travelling the great Kootenay River hunting and fishing. The title was created after World War I and trapper Bill Yearling got the title of this Rocky Mountain wilderness from Her Majesty the...