Located in the coastal village of Egmont along the Sunshine Coast, West Coast Wilderness Lodge is right on the cliffs of nature.
Established in 1997 by the Hansen family, the oceanfront property is close in proximity to the Lower Mainland -- being a scenic three hour ferry trip and drive away from Vancouver -- while being remote and secluded enough to feel like a true wilderness retreat.
Guests of the lodge can book a room or a suite with the outdoor view of their preference. For the quiet serenity of the lush rainforests with its towering cedars and firs, choose the forestview. For a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the Sechelt Inlet and the stunning backdrop of majestic mountains beyond, pick the oceanview. Each of the lodge’s guest rooms and suites offer a private deck, cozy bedding, and thoughtful West Coast-inspired furnishings.
Inlets Restaurant patio. Photo: @BlrrdCreativ for West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Inlets Restaurant is welcoming guests to make reservations for lunch or dinner dining on one of the most impressive waterfront patios you’ll ever see. At over 7000 square feet, the spacious decks offer a view to dine by with the Inlet and coastal mountains on the horizon.
Diners can enjoy gourmet dishes inspired by fresh west coast flavours paired with premium beverages and award-winning B.C. wines. Menu favourites include the Cioppino Bowl (with mussels, clams, prawns, julienne vegetables & the Daily Catch) and the Seared Salmon and Risotto (which includes Mascarpone English pea risotto with mixed baby vegetables and lemon oil drizzle).
In light of COVID-19, West Coast Wilderness Lodge has adapted with adherence to provincial health and safety protocols, taking additional steps to ensure hygiene, cleanliness, and physical distancing throughout the premises for the protection of their guests and employees. Find out more about the lodge’s COVID-19 policies on their website.
For those into outdoor exploration, West Coast Wilderness Lodge has partnered with Egmont Adventure Centre right next door to give guests a range of exclusive adventure tours. From kayaking to jet skiing, there’s guaranteed to be an experience for all interests and ability levels.
LEFT: Hotham Sound Sunset Jetskis. Photo: Brain Lee. // RIGHT: Princess Louisa Inlet. Insight Photography.
To get acquainted with the natural wonders surrounding this one-of-a-kind spot along the Sunshine Coast, take one of the many tours offered by the Adventure Centre. From inlets and islands, to waterfalls and rapids, there’s lots of opportunity to get up close and personal with the spectacular sights
Their most popular tour explores the Grand Canyon of B.C., Princess Louisa Inlet. Tour guides escort guests on a 130 km journey -- by boat, floatplane, or both -- of the glorious, world famous rainforest fjords and the thundering Chatterbox Falls.
Other tour experiences include a tour of Sechelt Inlet and Hotham Sound, including sights such as Skookumchuck Rapids, the fastest salt water rapids in North America, and the longest free standing waterfall between the coast and Alaska at Frail Falls, along with a wildlife tour of the local sea lion colony.
A kayaker’s dream, Egmont sits at the crossroads of four major waterways: Sechelt Inlet, Jervis Inlet, Hotham Sound and Agamemnon Channel. Visitors can rent a kayak for the day and navigate around the thousands of islands, bays, and coves along the coastline. The coast’s resident colonies of Harbour Seals love to follow kayaks as they roam.
The area around Egmont also has several lakes to explore, with the closest being Waugh Lake, North Lake, Klein Lake, and Ruby Lake.
From the calm ocean waters to the majestic forests, you’ll have plenty of space to breathe and relax away from the crowds of the city when you’re one with nature at West Coast Wilderness Lodge.