Cree Village Ecolodge is a $6 million facility which was opened by MoCreebec Eeyoud July 2000. This world-class Aboriginal ecotourism venture is on Moose Factory Island. It was developed and is owned and operated by the MoCreebec community.
MacLeod Farley & Associates were the project development consultants for this project. The late Chief Randy Kapashesit provided guided the community towards making the project as "green" as possible and encouraged a development approach that reflected the "cultural values and ethic of the Eeyou Nation". The vision of a lodge constructed in the style of a shaapuhtuwaan, (a dwelling structure used as winter lodging for multiple families) emerged through the planning process.
Since opening in 1996, Cree Village Ecolodge project has won numerous awards; including the 2005 Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) Air Canada Business of the Year Award, Top Ten Eco Destination in North America by Natural Home Magazine, appearing in the 2010 book of 'Authentic Ecolodges' by Hitesh Mehta, and since 2013 is has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the top 25 ecolodges in the world.
MacLeod Farley & Associates is very proud of our work over five years to undertake concept development, business planning, financing, and project management (assisting with management of a team of design architects, engineers and contractors) during the construction and launch of this fabulous ecolodge.