Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Day 1: Vancouver to West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Your trip starts by making your way to the float plane base, to board a scenic forty minute flight northwest via Sechelt to West Coast Wilderness Lodge.
During this magnificent flight, you may be lucky enough to glimpse Orca whales, dolphins, and sea lions swimming below in Howe Sounds stunning islands and bays. Just before you land, you’ll pass right over Skookcumchuck Rapids, the fastest saltwater rapids in North America.
The resort offers zodiac based marine and wildlife tours– this is the only resort on the Sunshine Coast to offer such excursions and they’re hugely popular!
Check in for a 3 night stay and enjoy a bottle of wine and cheese platter on arrival – lovely!
Day 2: Full day boat trip
After breakfast, you’ll venture out for an all-day boat tour along one of British Columbia’s most romantic coastal fords.
As you reach the head of Jervis Inlet you’ll cruise through the geological constriction known as ‘Malibu Rapids’ into sheltered Princess Louisa Inlet. The boat will dock, allowing you to amble along the cedar boardwalks that snake through the rainforest to the bottom of Chatterbox Falls - where you will witness the 40 metre waterfall in all its glory.
Day 3: West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Choose how to spend your day:
Inlet Zodiac Cruise (1 hour)
Explore the village of Egmont on an exciting Zodiac tour (small water craft). Experience the power of the currents as we surf next to the world’s best kayakers in the Skookumchuck Rapids, before heading out to Lone Tree Island for a visit with a friendly colony of seals.
Guided kayaking (2 hours)
Explore the Sutton island chain, right in front of the Lodge. Depending on the tide, you will head into Egmont’s “downtown”, passing a fish processing plant and a wharf lined with old timber fishing boats to learn about its history and geography. Or you can kayak west past eagles nests and colonies of sea stars.
Dinner at the Lodge
Enjoy a three course dinner in the lodge’s own restaurant. Situated high up on a craggy, granite bluff overlooking forests, inlets and islands, you can enjoy your meal in the elegant dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows that span the entire hall.
Day 4: Depart West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge this morning, and dwell in the peace and quiet of this remarkable wilderness area.
Head back to Vancouver by float plane where your arrangements will end.