As written by Rebecca Dumas for Wine Trails, July/August 2020


Even though Spirit Ridge Resort remained open throughout the height of COVID-19, many of its amenities were either closed or restricted.  As British Columbia continues to move forward with its re-opening, Spirit Ridge is excited to resume its featured offerings with newly implemented protocols to ensure the health and safety of its guests. 

Restaurant Open

Spirit Ridge’s signature restaurant The Bear, The Fish, The Root and The Berry has now reopened with various social distancing measures in place. Hand sanitizing stations are accessible and all tables are spaced two metres apart with a maximum allowance of six people at a single table. Another safety measure includes tables being set in the presence of guests. Tables will have been cleaned by a member of Spirit Ridge’s highly trained staff and will be set upon a guest’s arrival.

All suites at Spirit Ridge contain fully equipped kitchen facilities, which also allows guests to cook and dine in their own unit if they prefer.

Golf, Relax, Sip Wine or Visit the Desert

Sonora Dunes Golf Course, Solterra Desert Spa, Nk’Mip Cellars and Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre have also resumed their services. Each of these will have social distancing measures in place and spa attendants will wear masks throughout procedures.

Wine tastings at Nk’Mip Cellars are by appointment so that the winery can maintain social distancing requirements, while maintaining their reputation as one of the top wineries in Canada. Visitors will still experience their exceptional wines and return home with newfound knowledge and appreciation.

Health and Safety #1 Priority

Patrons may be reassured that Spirit Ridge has taken all recommended measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of their clientele. Housekeeping throughout the resort continues to be extremely thorough and extra Hyatt-certified cleaning protocols have been put in place.

Throughout Spirit Ridge’s extensive property, continued social distancing protocols are in place. Guests will note plexiglass protective shields upon initial checkin, with social distancing lineups for services (asking guests to stand at least two metres apart). Hand sanitization will be accessible throughout the resort.
To ensure the safety of individuals who wish to swim and enjoy leisure at the pool, all lounge chairs are spaced two metres apart.

One of the resort’s main attributes is its expansive outdoor area for guests to enjoy – a perfect feature for allowing guests to easily physically distance. The resort shuttle continues its service and patrons are ensured continued safety throughout their transportation.

Guests will note changes and new formalities, yet Spirit Ridge promises continued excellence as Canada’s first resort in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Notwithstanding plexiglass shields and social distancing measures, guests can be assured of a quality-focused, luxurious and relaxing stay at Spirit Ridge Resort.