Naturalists in Residence

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In these unsettled times, we are committed to putting you and your peace of mind first. Read more about our flexible cancellation policy and plans for summer of 2020 here.

 

Meet our Naturalists!

There’s so much nature around us, and so many things to learn. Throughout the summer, we have dedicated naturalists on-site to keep you (or your kids), entertained with spontaneous salamander searches, advice on where to find the best kayaking, guided hikes, and foraging.

Over the years, we’ve learned – you don’t follow our recreation schedule. You don’t want to hike at 10 am when we say you should. So, any time you’re ready, track down our naturalists in the green hats and ask the questions you want.

Kearta at the beach

Meet Kearta

Kearta Parent is currently studying Ecosystem Management at Fleming College. She grew up in the beautiful tropical country of Nicaragua. She loves long walks exploring Nature and sharing her knowledge with anyone willing to listen. She has been chased by three black bears (albeit they were Cubs just looking for a friend), has had spider monkeys eating out of the palm of her hand, has handled a wide variety of lizards and salamanders, and loves any creature big or small. If there is even a whisper of adventure she will be there.

Ideas

Here are some ways you can take advantage of our Naturalist program:

  • Send your kids off on a turtle hunt
  • Ask for the best fishing spots
  • Get a personal, guided paddle into prime wildlife spotting territory
  • Learn about our native trees and shrubs we plant in our gardens and on the grounds
  • Bring us your bugs! They’ll tell you all about them!
  • Talk about wildlife safety and learn about ATWEY – Animals That Will Eat You – to find out how to protect yourself. Hint: make yourself big and make noise and make sure your friends eat lots of garlic so they’re tastier than you are.
  • Learn about foraging – what you can eat and what you really shouldn’t!

 

Effective December 4, 2015

We at Viamede Resort value the privacy of all our guests and friends. That’s why in addition to a lock on the door of each guestroom, we have detailed how we use any information we receive.

Oh—and before we go any further—we’ll just let everyone know right off the bat that we comply with current Canadian privacy legislation.

1) What kind of information do we collect?

There are two different types of information that we collect: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-Personal Information”).

This might sounds complicated but it’s fairly straightforward.

Personal Information

We are a resort and people come visit, book rooms, and enjoy gourmet local food all of the time. As a result of these exchanges, we end up collecting some personal information—which is usually voluntarily given—that includes things like:

We take this information very seriously and only use it to facilitate your stay with us and to keep you in the loop should you wish.

Non-Personal Information

Through your interactions with us, our website and analytics platforms, and through our advertising partners, we may collect information that cannot be used to identify who you are. This type of information that may be collected are things like:

2) How do we collect information?

We collect this information in a few different ways.

When you provide us with information in making a purchase.
Fairly straightforward. You book a room, we receive personal information.

When you sign up to our e-mail list.
If you sign up to receive updates, we end up with a bit of your personal information. With your permission, we send you special information and you can decide to opt out at any point.

When you communicate with us.
When you reach out by e-mail, social media or by hand delivered letter, we may keep those for our records.

Information we automatically collect.
Like most websites, our services may incorporate fancy things like “pixel tags” and “cookies” which allow us to track actions and serve you information about our products and services. All of these collect Non-Personal Information.

3) How is the information used?

Personal Information could be used to:

4) What about Non-Personal Information?

From time to time, we use third-party advertising companies to serve you ads when you visit our website. They may use Non-Personal Information about your visits to this and other websites to provide ads about goods and services that are of interest to you. If you would like more information about this wizardry or to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies you can look here.

5) What else?

We want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and that your information is protected. Personal Information will only be used or shared when necessary and we would never sell you out by giving your information to third parties without good reason.

Unsurprisingly, we reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. When that happens, we will update the effective date at the top of this page so that you know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you around soon.