Accommodation for Rejuvenation, Adventure, Exploration & Enjoyment set in Nature’s Beauty
Waters Edge Eco Lodge is situated on the shores of Greig Lake, Saskatchewan. The lake resort is the result of Shelly Pikowicz’s long-time dream and is the accumulation of her passions; nature, gardening, cooking, entertaining, music, the arts, and culture. Having experienced and observed the increasing stress in our fast paced, technology run society, she knew the timing was right to create a special place within nature where one could escape day to day life to rejuvenate and enrich body, mind, and spirit. Having travelled extensively Shelly has participated in many outdoor adventures, attended various art shows, music festivals, cultural events, dined on many different region’s food and wine and stayed in a wide range of accommodations from mountain huts in Nepal to castles in Italy to eco lodges in Ontario. These experiences have helped shape the concept of Waters Edge Eco Lodge.
About Waters Edge Eco Lodge – The History
In the spring of 2012 Saskatchewan Parks put out a request for proposals for the development of a fixed roof rental accommodation in the Meadow Lake Provincial Park to be situated at Greig Lake. Many paths had been leading Shelly to the point of making her dream a reality and she chose to submit a proposal. Shelly was thrilled to learn in the summer of 2012 that she was the successful proponent.
While tending to the details of creating her lodge Shelly realized she would need some help with her dream so she asked her son, Kelly Brander, and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Brander, if they would like to become partners in the lodge. Kelly and Carolyn felt as though they shared Shelly’s vision and a partnership was formed. Waters Edge Eco Lodge would be a family owned and operated Saskatchewan business and with each partner having a unique skill set to bring forth, plans began. Kelly is a skilled contractor, journeyman millwright and generally a jack of all trades. He was the perfect fit for a general contractor and possesses the skills to oversee and maintain all infrastructure associated with a project of this nature. Carolyn has previous employment and volunteer experience in serving the public and bookkeeping. She is passionate about the arts and is a painter herself working in the mediums of acrylic and watercolor.
Shelly, Kelly, and Carolyn all share a deep love of nature and want to be able to share this with their guests. They hold great respect for our planet and strive to practice environmental sustainability. Together Shelly, Kelly, and Carolyn have created a unique sanctuary for guests and they would be delighted for you to come stay with them at Waters Edge Eco Lodge.
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Watch for Bald Eagles, common loons, red-necked grebes and pelicans cruising the lake to name a few of our native birds. White tailed Deer are regular year round visitors to the lodge and if you are fortunate enough you may also catch a quick passing view of brown bears, moose, lynx or foxes. If you enjoy fishing, Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch and Whitefish can be found in the waters of Greig Lake and surrounding lakes within the park.
The lodge has lakefront guest rooms with personal decks and fantastic indoor & outdoor common areas for lounging and dining. One room is also customized for guests with disabilities. If you are looking for more privacy, there are 3 charming seasonal self contained lakefront cottages available for rent May thru September.
We have an abundance of trails close by, with something to suit all hiking levels. We offer onsite trails with the option of 1km, 2km, 3km and our short but fun fairy trail, aptly named for all the fairy houses found down it. The Boreal Trail of the Meadow Lake Provincial Park spans 135kms and portions of the trail offer great day hikes with varying distances and views of the lakes and forest.