Voted A Top 5 Health Retreat In The World


In this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards (2022), Mountain Trek scored 93.26 out of 100.00, earning the following distinctions:

  • #1 Health & Wellness Retreat in Canada
  • #3 Health & Wellness Retreat in North America
  • #4 International Spa in The World

While our lodge is certainly the most remote, and often hardest to get to, we earned this distinction because of our pride in prioritizing our guest needs and success, hiring the most caring staff, and nurturing our guests through an intensive life-changing retreat. These reasons, and likely hundreds of other smaller nuances (that we’ll have to talk about in another post), are what separate Mountain Trek from other programs, and keep both our guests, and staff coming back year after year.

Mountain Trek British Columbia, Canada Lodge at Dusk

Without our amazing guests—those who have chosen to stand up and fight for their health—we would have nothing. Our guests are what motivate our staff to be so caring in the first place. Their initiative to take the leap and invest in a health retreat, and one that is far from just a stroll in a beautiful park, is inspiring. We are routinely honored they choose to spend a week (or two) with us hiking the lush forests of British Columbia, challenging their conceptions around physical, emotional, and mental health, and putting the work in to make a lasting, transformational change in their life. Our guests come from all over the world with a vast variety of backgrounds, but once at the lodge, those differences quickly fade away. Nature sees no color, nor preference, nor one struggle greater than another. And together, just 16 guests at a time, our groups break down barriers, reach new heights, and form life-long bonds they never could have expected. To you, our guests, we thank you for voting in this year’s awards and sharing your experience at Mountain Trek with the Travel + Leisure community.

We also must thank our Staff, who are the most present, caring, and nurturing people in the entire world—it’s in their DNA to care about others and the greater good before themselves. As sure as their mountain bikes whizz, their climbing gear clinks, and their hiking poles clack, our staff beat to the drum of Mother Nature, and have learned how to tune in to her clues ever so deftly. This same attention spills over to our guests, where our staff are able to pick up on subtle hints and clues that are otherwise overlooked. This unique ability, and a work environment that rewards team members for acting on intuitions and going above and beyond to enhance a guest’s stay, is what makes the Mountain Trek program truly unique, and what keeps our guests coming back year after year. Team members also keep coming back season after season; our two most senior members have been helping guests redefine their body and mind for over 25 years! Kudos to Kirk and Katya on this honor!

With unparalleled guest results, amazingly nurturing staff, and a setting of natural beauty that is utterly inspiring, we are honored our Balanced Health Program earned the distinction of a top health retreat in not just Canada or North America, but the entire world! Thank you to Travel + Leisure, our wonderful alumni who voted in the award, and congrats to the other winners. We hope to see you all on the trail again sometime soon.

What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning hiking-based health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress, anxiety, and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at or reach out below: