Environmental Sustainability

Waters Edge Eco Lodge is on a journey to respect and honour the Great Spirit and Kikāwīnaw Askiy, which is Cree for Mother Earth. Join us in celebrating nature by staying at our eco-friendly accommodations.

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At Waters Edge Eco Lodge, we’re committed to making responsible decisions that minimise our impact on the environment and our Earth. No one is perfect, but we know that every act that benefits the environment brings us closer to harmony.

It’s our hope to bring awareness to conservation and eco-friendly practices. Wherever possible, we choose environmental sustainability. See more of our practices below.

Our Practices

Locally Sourced

Local labour and local material were used in construction of the buildings on the property.

Reclaimed Lumber

Reclaimed lumber was incorporated into the design.

Reduce Energy Loss

We have triple pane windows to reduce energy loss.

Geothermal Heating

Geothermal heating and cooling is used to harness energy from the earth, which reduces our fossil fuel consumption.

Reduce Power Consumption

We use LED and fluorescent lighting to reduce power consumption.

Water Conserved

Water is conserved whenever possible.


Guest rooms have showers not bathtubs since generally, showers use less water.

Low Flow

Water faucets and toilets are flow restricted.

Energy Efficient

Our Washer, Dryer and Dishwasher are water and energy efficient.

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

We practice the 3 R’s – Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse. 

Organic Garden

Our on-site organic garden produces a fresh, healthy, sustainable food source and allows us to reduce transportation pollution.


Composting is practiced to reduce garbage and to provide an ever ready source of organic material to enhance soil fertility.

Chemical Free

Chemicals are not used in the organic garden.

Healthy Soil

Crop rotation, cover crops, and companion planting are practices that are used to maintain healthy soil.


Mulching is practiced for weed control and water retention.

Organic Produce

Organic produce is purchased when possible to support agriculture without pesticides and fertilizers.

Local Goods

Local goods are sourced and purchased whenever possible.

No Disposables

We do not use disposable plates, cups, napkins, and tablecloths in the Lodge or Event Venues or allow the use of these items when the Event Venues are rented out.

Less Waste

Wash cloths are used to dry hands in our public washrooms to reduce paper towel waste. 

Natural Personal Care

Soaps and lotions are purchased in bulk from Green Cricket, a Canadian company that specializes in 100% Natural personal care products and put in decanters to reduce disposable containers.


TV’s are not provided – reducing power consumption and encouraging enjoyment of nature and participation in activities.

Heat & Cooling

Guest rooms are not cooled in the summer months and the heat is reduced in winter months to a minimum if they are not rented.

Pollinator friendly

Landscaping is at a minimum to reduce fossil fuel emissions from lawn mowing and reduce disturbance to the natural environment allowing native Saskatchewan species to flourish.


We live in harmony with the wild animals on the land and try not to disturb them.

We encourage all visitors to enjoy and appreciate our natural world.

Construction On The Land

While construction is generally not an environmentally-friendly industry, we aimed to reduce waste and negative impacts wherever possible. Here are some of the things we did to make our building more sustainable:

  • Recycled product packaging and empty paint cans
  • Saved leftover construction materials for future use
  • Used local labour and locally sourced materials whenever possible
  • Incorporated reclaimed lumber into the building design

We also had all labourers stay on-site as often as possible to reduce travel emissions throughout the construction process.

Energy From The Land

Waters Edge Eco Lodge is proud to have a geothermal heating and cooling system that harnesses the energy from the land through underground loops. Solar energy is absorbed by the ground resulting in a consistent and moderate year-round temperature below the floors. This system allows us to significantly reduce our fossil fuel emissions.

Food From The Land

At Waters Edge Eco Lodge, we bring the beauty of nature to the table with our garden-to-plate restaurant. Our chefs handpick fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables from our gardens, ensuring that every dish is bursting with local flavours straight from the earth. By incorporating ingredients grown on-site, we offer a unique dining experience while reducing our carbon footprint and staying committed to sustainable practices.

Every plate tells a story of the earth’s generosity. Our quick service menu is available as long as we have a chef in-house, and follow our social accounts for updates on occasional fine dining weekends.

Bowl of cherry tomatoes held by 4 hands

The 3 Rs – Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

Recycling, reducing, and reusing were at the forefront of our thoughts during the construction, design, and operation of Waters Edge Eco Lodge. Many recycle bins are located around the lodge, available to store recycled materials before they are hauled to recycling depots. Waters Edge Eco Lodge takes measures to reduce waste wherever we can. This comes in many forms, from using cloth napkins to installing low-flow taps that conserve water. We encourage guests to consider the 3 Rs and environmental sustainability to elevate their connection to nature while staying with us.