On the edge of the wilderness yet within 3 hours' drive of Vancouver or a scenic sea plane ride away, West Coast Wilderness Lodge is in an idyllic location with luxury accommodation, fine food and plenty of water activities and wildlife viewing to enjoy.
Stunning wilderness location less than 3 hours' drive from Vancouver
One of the most accessible wilderness lodges in Canada
Located on calm and tranquil waters perfect for zodiac and kayaking trips
Perfect for active guests who like to hike, kayak and be with nature
West Coast Wilderness Lodge remains one of the most easily accessible of the wilderness lodges in Western Canada which is one of its biggest draws. Located on the edge of the village of Egmont on British Columbia's pretty Sunshine Coast, it offers an away from it all experience, yet within easy reach of the city.
The lodge offers just 26 guest rooms making it the perfect intimate getaway for couples and also older families who want to get out and about and enjoy the crisp clean air. There is so much to do here from a walk to the exhilarating Shookumchuck rapids through to a trek to Pender Hill for glorious views of the inlets and forests. Go with a guide or guide yourselves, the choice is yours.
For adrenaline seekers take a zodiac tour out to discover the inlets at speed or actually head into the Shookumchuck rapids and watch some of the world's best kayakers taking them on. This area is also wonderful for wildlife and tours can take you in to some beautiful areas in search of seals, sea lions, eagles and ospreys. In the Autumn, it's not unusual to see a grizzly bear or two in this area as they feed along the shore.
Kayaking is also popular with guided tours or just kayak rental should you wish to explore at your own pace. For the more adventurous, there are overnight tours that find you camping away from the lodge, in a beautiful and peaceful location in comfortable tents and a campfire cookout under a blanket of stars.
In the evenings, retreat back to the lodge where fresh cuisine and spectacular views await you at the Inlet restaurant. Guests can choose to take an accommodation only package and dine as you go or include all meals and some activities, the choice is yours.
When to visit
For a truly special experience, book one of their float plane trips and enjoy the amazing scenery of the coastal inlets from up high!
West Coast Wilderness Lodge sits on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast in the village of Egmont.
Day 1 - West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Your wilderness adventure begins today with a dramatic float plane ride from Vancouver, passing by stunning scenery to reach the Lodge on the Sunshine Coast. Look out for orcas, sea lions and dolphins below as you fly over beautiful Howe Sound.
Day 2 - West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Taking in towering cliffs, impressive waterfalls and historical First Nations Petroglyphs, embark on a Zodiac tour of the beautiful Jervis Inlet and the protected fjord of Princess Louisa, passing over the thrilling Malibu Rapids.
Day 3 - West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Today you have a choice of included activities or to simply relax at the lodge and enjoy the facilities and the beautiful natural surroundings. Enjoy a guided kayaking excursion, a 3-course dinner at the lodge or a Zodiac Cruise on the hunt for wildlife.
Day 4 - West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Today you will again have the option to select from the activities menu. Explore the surrounding island and inlets by Zodiac, Kayak up close to seal colonies or relax throughout the day and tuck into a delicious three-course dinner in the evening.
Day 5 - West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Enjoy your final morning to relax and explore the surrounding wilderness at leisure before departing by float plane to Vancouver.
Guided Ocean Kayaking at West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Make the most of West Coast Wilderness Lodge's stunning surroundings on this 2-hour kayaking trip around the Sutton Islands chain which sits in front of the property and is rich with attractions, both natural and historical.
Princess Louisa Zodiac Tour - 4 hours
Princess Louisa is considered the jewel of the Sunshine Coast, with glacier-fed Chatterbox Falls at its head. Travel by zodiac, then after an easy hike along the cedar boardwalks of this unique rainforest, stop for lunch at the foot of the falls.