Renovations completed at Raven’s Nest Campground – Columbia Valley Pioneer

Jul 29, 2021

Raven’s Nest Resort and Campground, the Columbia Valley’s newest addition to resort camping, has finished building eight cabins, adding to the resort’s 26 campsites and lone tipi site.

Raven’s Nest was opened mid-summer 2019 by Faro Raven Burgoyne, a member of the Akisqnuk First Nation, and his girlfriend Emily Slobodzian, both in their late twenties. Since he was in high school, Burgoyne had dreams of one day opening his own campground. That dream became a reality after Burgoyne realized the demand from visiting Albertans (the resort’s target market) was significant enough to take the risk and make an investment.

The resort, which is entirely off-grid thanks to 16 solar panels and batteries, received financing help from Community Futures East Kootenay, as well as marketing and business development support from organizations like Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency.

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