Category: The Spa at Tyax

Tyax COVID-19 Response

Dear Friends and Fans of Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing,

As we remain fully committed to the health, safety, and well-being of both our guests and our staff at Tyax Lodge, we are closely and actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are conforming to the guidelines put forth by the federal and provincial governments, local health officials, and the World Health Organization.

Winter 2021

November 26th, 2020 update

At long last, the team here at Tyax has made the difficult decision to suspend operations this winter for our 2021 heliski season.  We resisted as long as possible to make the final decision but unfortunately, with Covid-19 cases surging both in Canada and abroad, we needed to make the most responsible decision to do our part to slow/halt the spread.  As well, BC’s own Provincial Health Director, Dr. Bonnie Henry has recently issued a no-travel recommendation for people in and around BC and Canada.   Our responsibilities are two-fold; keep all our longtime fans healthy, and to not expose our employees to an unsafe working environment.

On a more positive note, we are actively encouraging our heliski guests to get their reservations in early for 2022.  None of our 2021 guests canceled their trips but have instead rolled over their reservations to 2022, so we anticipate that with the pent up demand which we are sure to see, our sales team recommends you secure your spots early……so that you won’t miss another awesome heliski season at Tyax.

We, along with the rest of the world, are reading the increasing and optimistic news that a vaccination is around the corner.  We add our voice to the ever-growing encouragement to the medical communities that are working tirelessly to ensure our return to the “normal” we hold dear.   Let’s all do our part, so that we can once again listen to the roar of the helicopter blades, and the silence of the pristine mountains surrounding us.

To book for 2022, please contact Anne at


August 7th, 2020 update

Our ‘no questions asked’ refund policy has now been extended until  November 30, 2020. Any new heliski reservation deposit (or payments) are 100% refundable until that date. As from December 1, 2020, our regular cancellation policy will apply however, as there will not be 90 days prior to arrival, payment options will be at the discretion of the Reservations and Sales Manager.

After November 30, 2020, if a guest cannot travel for their 2021 heliski trip due to travel restrictions imposed by his/her country and/or Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tyax will credit the full amount paid toward a future trip with us. This credit will be valid for one season.


July 15th, 2020 update

Also, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adjusted our 2021 booking policies to help ease the decision-making process for our guests that wish to book an upcoming heliski adventure here at Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing.

We have introduced a ‘no questions asked’ refund policy effective until September 30, 2020. Any new heliski reservation deposit (or payments) are 100% refundable until that date. As of October 1, 2020, our regular cancellation policy will apply (note balance payments remain fully refundable until 90 days prior to arrival date).

After September 30, 2020, if a guest cannot travel for their 2021 heliski trip due to travel restrictions imposed by his/her country and/or Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tyax will credit the full amount paid toward a future trip with us. This credit will be valid for one season and is non-transferable.

For all other existing reservations, we have relaxed our cancellation policy during this time and are working with guests on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Anne, our Winter Sales and Reservations Manager, at or  For more information, you may call her direct at 250.309.4248.

We recognize that it is difficult to know how the upcoming months will unfold, therefore we want to assure all of you that we are available to work with you for the best possible outcome.

For All Tyax Guests

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may pose and thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. For further information and reassurance regarding your travel plans, please refer to the Canadian Government’s COVID-19 Updates Page.

Please remember to stay safe, keep social distancing in mind, and above all, be kind to one another. Together we will get through this.

Be well and best wishes,

Heather Reimer

Managing Director, Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing


Relax At Tyax Lodge

Dining at Tyax Lodge


Waking up in your luxurious bed in Tyax Lodge is the perfect start to your relaxing day. Tyax Lodge was renovated in 2010 and finished with high-end features that make your stay here extra special. Our Sealy pillow top mattresses and feather pillows make our beds some of the most comfortable that you’ll ever sleep in. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your day.

But first coffee. Your room has a coffee machine to make your own fresh brew as you watch the sunrise above the mountains surrounding around Tyax Lodge. Log-on to the complimentary Wi-Fi or turn on the flat-screen TV to check in on the outside world. Or if you’d rather leave it all behind, you can use the iPod docking station and listen to your favourite music instead.

Tyax Lodge King Bedroom


For breakfast at Tyax Lodge, you will be served fresh, tasty food, grown in our unique setting. The region surrounding Tyax Lodge allows us to serve you locally grown organic vegetables and stone fruit. Our kitchen garden has fresh herbs and fruits that are served to you within minutes of being picked. We also have a culinary team here who forage for fresh ingredients daily just for you. Enjoy your breakfast knowing that your food is sustainably and consciously sourced from the land around you.


Tyaughton Lake

After breakfast, you can take a short, leisurely stroll down the gravel path to Lake Tyaughton and continue your day of relaxation.

In summer the water of Lake Tyaughton is the perfect temperature to take a dip and cool off. With views of the lodge and Nea Peak in the background, this might just be the most scenic swim you’ll ever have. You can also enjoy the lake by fishing and basking in the sunshine. Or if you’d rather spend your day on the water, feel free to use any of our paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes.

Tyaughton Lake and Tyax Lodge

When winter comes Lake Tyaughton freezes over and becomes the perfect place to skate and to try ice-fishing. If you’d prefer to stretch your legs a bit more, you can take advantage of the cross-country skiing and hiking trails around the lodge. Tyax Lodge is a hive of activity no matter what time of year.



By now you’ll be looking forward to another delicious meal. Lucky for you Chef Marco Duarte is on hand to serve up another memorable meal.

Chef Duarte is originally from Montreal and has honed his craft by travelling and working all over the world. South East Asia, Australia, Alaska, Montreal, and his Portuguese roots have all influenced his culinary style and philosophies. He believes in utterly passionate people creating food with the freshest ingredients possible. All his years of experience and dedication translate into a lunch that you’ll remember for a long time.



After a hard day of dining and exploring Tyax Lodge, you’ll earn some “me time” at the spa. Lucky for you there is a wide range of treatments and facilities on hand.

Head on over to our yoga studio to limber up and find your inner calm. This sunny studio has beautiful views of Lake Tyaughton, allowing you to further connect with the nature around you.

Tyax Lodge Spa Sauna

Our massage therapies will relieve whatever tension and makes that you may have. We have massage treatments designed specifically to soothe your stiff muscles, to help you fully relax and a neck massage to help alleviate any stress in your body.

Our highly-trained staff is on hand to create a treatment plan that is just for you. They’ll select the best locally sourced ingredients that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

After your massage therapy, you can unwind even further in our infra-red sauna, eucalyptus steam bath, and an outdoor hot tub. By the end of your spa day, any stress and tension will have melted away.



What better way to round off your relaxing day at Tyax Lodge than a seasonally inspired menu. Chef Durate creates his menu with locally sourced, in-season ingredients. All our bread is made in house and our meat comes from local organic farmers, which we butcher ourselves. Allow our sommelier to pair your meal choice with a fine wine from our extensive wine menu.

Tyax Lodge Chef Cooking


After dinner, you can stop by the bar and have a nightcap of your choice as you cozy up by the fireplace. Chat with the other guests and share tips on where to explore tomorrow.

After a long day of relaxation and dining, you’ll be delighted to return to your comfortable room. A good night of sleep is much needed for you to get up and do it all again tomorrow.



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