White Point Beach Resort, Queens County, Nova Scotia
To many, White Point Beach Lodge is their vacation home away from home. When the original lodge was destroyed by fire, in November 2011, the outpouring of support and call for its reconstruction, was global.
The building was designed to provide guests the White Point experience that evokes the rustic charm and honesty of the old lodge. This included signature ocean views from every room and material textures – like beach stones picked from the property; rough sawn wood and heavy timbers milled locally, and custom metal work from just down the road. The authentic wood-burning fireplace creates an impressive visual impact and provides the atmosphere with its radiant heat, wood crackle sounds, and smell of wood smoke. These historic characteristics are complimented with more contemporary design features such as exposed structural steel and concrete.
The upper level includes a lounge, 3,000 sq ft meeting and convention hall, and a 3,000 sq ft dining hall, both served by a new, modern commercial kitchen. The lower level features a new pool and hot tub, fitness centre, games room and “kids’ zone”. Provisions were also made for a spa and two barrier-free accessible rooms, all with signature White Point views.
The lodge was designed to continue the great traditions at White Point, ensuring it remains a special place for visitors, guests and staff for generations to come.