Great hotels for nature lovers
Purcell Mountains, B.C.
Say good morning to the glacier ― from your warm, cushy bed. Next, tackle the blueberry-banana pancakes.
Then hang on to your sunhat as you're whisked by helicopter high into the blue sky, up to the jagged peaks of the Purcells, and plopped in the middle of absolutely nowhere.
It's called heli-hiking, and once you try it, you'll never hoof it uphill for a view again. —Rachel Levin