Top 5 Reasons to Stay in a Yurt This Summer

Looking for something different to do this summer? Yurts offer a great opportunity for the perfect ‘glamping’ adventure. For those that are used to camp tenting, Yurts allow the opportunity to step it up a notch and try out a more comfortable style of camping.
For those that are used to staying in a cabin or cottage Yurts offer a unique opportunity to try out a more rustic experience, but still remain well-sheltered and comfortable.

Why try a Yurt? Here’s why we think you should:

Yurts are affordable

Yurts are generally much cheaper than hotel rooms and rental cabins. For as little as $100 a night, you can rent a six- person yurt at Wasaga Pines Resort in beautiful Wasaga Beach, Ontario. These comfortable Yurts are equipped with beds, a refrigerator and BBQ for ample summertime glamping enjoyment.

Yurts connect you with nature

Although sleeping under the stars can be nice, there are times when it is more enjoyable to have a roof over your head. Yurts provide the perfect link between open air camping and staying in a cabin. You get all the benefits of a solid roof above you, but the thin walls allow you to hear wildlife and feel outdoorsy. Yurts at Wasaga Pines have a large skylight in the roof to let the sun in by day and make stargazing possible by night.

Enjoy the Glamping Lifestyle

With the Wasaga Pines Yurts you get to experience refined camping, also known as “glamping.” With laminate hardwood floors, spacious beds, a fridge, storage space and a BBQ you’ve got all of the creature comforts of home and still get to experience the camping lifestyle complete with fire-pit and natural surroundings.

Yurts bring people together

Hotel rooms, cabins, and tents often have a way of segmenting groups. With a spacious Yurt, an entire family can comfortably stay together. Being in the same room encourages group games and storytelling, two things that are increasingly endangered in our technological world.

At Wasaga Pines in addition to spending time with family, the resort community provides family friendly activities such as BBQ’s, dances, and other social events to enjoy.

Have a big family or a large group of friends? Wasaga Pines Yurts are side by side, and in total could accommodate a group of up to 18.

Exploration Made Easy

Being surrounded by nature, and in a new setting you’ll want nothing more than to explore the area. Wasaga Pines Yurts are located in the perfect spot – allowing for easy, and ample exploration.

Located just minutes from the largest freshwater beach it’s easy to soak up the sun lakeside followed by a campfire, then tuck yourself into your cozy Yurt for the night.

Other area daytrip exploration could include visiting the town of Wasaga Beach, a nature hike, kayaking, golfing, mini-putt, enjoying local restaurants, ice-cream shops or even visiting the town of Collingwood – just a short 30 minute scenic drive away!

For more information or to book your Yurt stay today visit us at

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Land Lease: An Alternative Solution for Canada’s Housing Challenges


According to Canada’s 2016 census results (released on May 3), the country is witnessing an increasing number of seniors (up 20% since 2011) amid affordability concerns and growing demand for alternative housing solutions. These factors have major implications for the housing market, particularly as the “empty-nest” population looks to downsize – but land lease communities are offering a unique solution as a high-quality, yet affordable, home ownership model.

“Land lease is an attainable housing alternative that allows people to own their home without having to buy the land,” said Andrew Blair, President & CEO of Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities. “These high-quality homes offer significant savings relative to freehold homes, which help people free up their financial resources for other priorities like travel, family and leisure.”

Historically, when people thought of land lease, they thought of trailer parks. While trailer parks were an early version of land lease, the land lease home ownership model has evolved dramatically. Land lease homes are now both manufactured off-site and “stick-built” on location and, at-a-glance, typically look no different than freehold homes. They generally cost 30 per cent less than a freehold home, which means a lower down payment, lower monthly mortgage payments and no land transfer taxes.

“Most residents in our retirement communities were looking to escape city-life, but still wanted an active social life and convenient access to amenities,” added Blair. “At Parkbridge, we offer services such as lawn maintenance and snow shoveling, which allow homeowners to focus on the important things during retirement – not house upkeep.”

Since 1998, Parkbridge has been building and operating residential and recreational communities, and currently owns and operates close to 115 communities across the country. Additional benefits of the Parkbridge land lease model include:


  • Invested partnership – Parkbridge stays, investing in communities alongside homeowners to ensure there is ongoing, thoughtful investment in community infrastructure, standards and amenities.

  • Vibrant communities – Parkbridge fosters vibrant, active communities by ensuring homeowners have access to well-maintained shared amenities and feel safe, proud and connected to the communities in which they live.
  • Quality and responsible development – Parkbridge offers a range of residential and recreational property options, which are built with a commitment to quality and environmentally-friendly features.
  • Attractive to municipalities – with a decline in the population residing outside large cities, Parkbridge offers growth and revenue opportunities for rural municipalities.

For more information on Parkbridge land lease communities visit


About Parkbridge:

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas. Widely recognized as the industry leader in Canada, Parkbridge owns and operates the land, amenities and infrastructure while residents own their dwelling. It is a business model that offers solid investment fundamentals, high-quality, attainable and well-located products and communities, which are geared toward Canada’s changing demographics. Parkbridge’s vision is to make residential and recreational communities attainable, exceptional and sustainable for Canadians to live, vacation and retire.

For further information and interview inquiries please contact:

Pamela Bennett, Director, Corporate Communications
Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities

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2017 Twitter Party



No purchase necessary. This contest is organized by Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities (Parkbridge) and LinkedMoms and is open to all Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Residents aged 18 and older. Winner must be a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec). The contest excludes employees, representatives, agents, directors and officers of Parkbridge, and members of their families and the people with whom they are domiciled.


To Participate

To participate, you must follow @ParkbridgeLife and @LinkedMoms twitter handles. You must also answer a mathematical skill-testing question. (10 X 5) + (6 -3) = ? The contest begins on April 26th at 8 p.m. EST and ends on April 27th, 9 p.m. EST. By participating in the Twitter party and entering you agree that you have read and understood these Contest Rules.



Four (4) prizes consisting of a 3 Night stay at a Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Resort – in this case Lakes of Wasaga(approximate value – $1,100) and 3 gift card prizes - $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) and a $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) will be awarded to winners. The prize must be accepted as awarded or forfeited and cannot be redeemed for credit.


The resort stay must be utilized by October 1st, 2017 and will be at a Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Resort called Lakes of Wasaga. Transportation and meals are not included, the stay cannot be exchanged for cash value and is non-transferable.


Winners will be contacted by direct message by Parkbridge no later than April 27th, 2017. If Parkbridge cannot get a hold of the winner within 7 days all of their rights and prizes are no longer valid.

Failure to comply with one or more of the conditions listed above or any other conditions specified in these rules, the selected entrant will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. In such a case, Parkbridge may, in its sole discretion cancel the prize or make a new selection until an entrant is selected and declared winner of the prize.


General Conditions

This contest is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) only and is subject to applicable Canadian laws. Parkbridge is not responsible for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions that may limit or interfere with a participant’s ability to take part in the contest. Parkbridge reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest if fraud or technical failure threatens to destroy the integrity of the contest.


The contest is void in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal force in Canada.

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Parkbridge Acquires Nestle In Resort!

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Acquires Nestle In Resort, Heron’s Landing and Glenway Village Land Lease Properties at Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Parkbridge adds three exceptional properties to its land lease community offering, for a combined portfolio of 124 properties across Canada


BOBCAYGEON, ONTARIO, January 17, 2017 – Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities (“Parkbridge”) has completed the acquisition of Nestle In Resort, Heron’s Landing and Glenway Village. Located in the heart of the Kawartha region in Ontario, Canada, these properties are an exciting addition to the Parkbridge portfolio. These retirement, family, and cottage RV resort properties are a natural fit for Parkbridge which currently owns and operates over 115 land lease properties across Canada.

Located on a stunning lakeside setting of 172 acres, with boat access to Sturgeon Lake and the Trent-Severn Waterway system, these three properties offer numerous onsite amenities including a 4,000 sq. ft community gathering centre and entertainment hall, beach volleyball and basketball courts, fitness rooms, swimming pools, marina slips, a grocery store and much more.

As Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, cottage RV resorts and marinas, Parkbridge is committed to providing attainable, comfortable and secure places to live, vacation, and retire. Nestle In Resort, Glenway Village and Heron’s Landing will contribute to Parkbridge’s position as Canada’s leader in offering land lease communities in breathtaking settings.

“We are excited about adding these properties to our Parkbridge portfolio,” says Lachlan MacLean, Vice President of Property Operations for Parkbridge. “Acquiring these three properties is a perfect opportunity for us to continue delivering on our commitment to provide quality land lease communities with top-notch amenities and services, at an attainable price point for our customers. Our Parkbridge customer experience is what really differentiates us and we look forward to sharing these properties with our existing and future customers.”

For more information on Parkbridge please visit


About Parkbridge:

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas. Widely recognized as the industry leader in Canada, Parkbridge owns and operates the land, amenities, and infrastructure while residents own the dwelling. It is a business model which offers solid investment fundamentals, high quality, affordable and

well-located products, and communities which are geared toward Canada’s changing demographics. Parkbridge’s vision is to make residential and recreational communities affordable, yet exceptional.

For further information and interview inquiries please contact:

Jessica Moran

Communications Lead

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities


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A Wintery Vacation in Whistler, British Columbia

For the true outdoors lover, and for the those who love to ski and snowboard in Whistler, Parkbridge Resorts offers a unique vacation destination called Riverside Resort in Whistler. Surround yourself by the true nature and beauty of Whistler, British Columbia at this year-round Camping & RV Resort.

Whether you are camping in your RV, or you plan on renting a Cabin or Yurt, Riverside Resorts accommodations provide great comfort for you, your friends or your family.

Unique Yurts

Although they're growing in popularity, but still uncommon; Riverside Resort offers insulated Yurt Rentals. With a surprising amount of living space, and tucked away where all you see is the surrounding mountains and breathtaking wilderness, these Yurts come equipped with bunk beds, a futon, dining table and chairs, electricity, and heating. Nearby are all of the creature comforts you would expect when camping - water, shower facilities, and the resorts lodge. 

These Yurts offer all of the qualities of camping, without the hassle. And, being so close to Whistler, there couldn't be a more original accommodation to enjoy during a ski trip, or a wintery family escape. 

Featured on Hello BC's website as a top Unique Accommodations at BC Ski Resorts, there is a reason  these unique Yurts draw so much attention!

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Cabin Rentals


For those looking for a bit more comfort, or more room for friends or family - Riverside Whistler Camping & RV Resort offers fully equipped cabin rentals.

With a large common living area including a large sofa, ottoman, tv and dining table for entertainment, along with two bedrooms (one queen size bed and a two double beds), full size washroom with showers, and a compact kitchen - a winter vacation while truly enjoying the outdoors has never been so great! The cabins allow you to be surrounded by the mountains and fresh Whistler air, and provide some quiet serenity away from all of the rushing and traffic of daily life, while still keeping those creature comforts nearby.

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“A Family Getaway to Melody Bay Resort: Where Memories Are Made”

Country Mouse City Mom recently enjoyed a visit to Melody Bay Resort with her family.

Experiencing the joys of the Kawarthas, and everything Melody Bay has to offer. Her and her family enjoyed eveyrhting from relaxing sunsets and warm nights by the fire, to the crystal clear pools, days lounging at the patio, and the massive network of hiking trails. Country Mouse, City Mom truly enjoyed her time.

Read the full article here. Click Here.

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