Located at the northern end of the Salish Sea in the calm waters of Desolation Sound, Klahoose Wilderness Resort is an unforgettable destination. Visitors will find themselves immersed in the welcoming culture of the Klahoose First Nation while surrounded by the peaks of the stunning Coast Mountains and the otherworldly environment of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.
Accessible only by boat or seaplane, this 4-day experience combines a true wilderness experience with all the comfort of a spectacular eco-resort. The resort reflects the Klahoose traditional values and offers an immersive exploration into this pristine region rich in diverse wildlife and important cultural significance.
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located just north of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast in a remote deep water channel called Homfray Channel, or in the coast Salish languages “Thee chum mi yich” – meaning further back inside. It is only accessible by water or air.
Day 1: Arrive at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Make your way by car to Lund on the Sunshine Coast. Here you will be picked up at Lund Harbour at 3 pm for a boat transfer to the Klahoose Wilderness Resort.
Enjoy spectacular views over Desolation Sound as you make your way to the resort. From Lund, the boat transfer will take about 45 minutes and is included in your stay.
If you would prefer to fly to Power River, which is approximately 35 minutes from Vancouver by air, a land transfer from Power River to Lund can be arranged. (Please reach out to us for more information on transfers from Powell River as well as other transportation options.)
Once you arrive at the Resort, you will have time to settle into your room and enjoy the ocean view before heading for a delicious, chef-prepared dinner. Meals at Klahoose Wilderness Resort are included in the stay and feature sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.
After dinner, spend time in the new oceanside wood-fired sauna or enjoy a relaxing evening on the huge floating deck and see the sky fill with billions of stars.
Day 2: Explore Wildlife
After enjoying a nourishing breakfast, head out for a full day of wildlife exploration.
During the early part of the season (May to early August), your guide will take you on a Culture & Nature tour by boat to Toba Inlet. As you enjoy a cruise on the calm waters with the magnificent mountains as the backdrop, you will be able to see all manner of sea life, including sea lions, sea birds and whales, as well as massive waterfalls that come crashing down from the winter melts. Led by an Indigenous guide who will share insight and stories with you, this boat tour will give you a look at the landscape through an Indigenous lens.
During the spring, it is possible to see Black Bears and Grizzly Bears from the boat. You’ll head along the shoreline as the bears feed on sedges and grasses near the estuaries and on mussels, oysters and crabs along the beaches.
By mid-August, Toba Inlet is home to the annual salmon run and with it comes the opportunity to view Grizzly Bears in different areas. If you are visiting during this time (late August-October), the tours will vary slightly from earlier in the season. You will travel about an hour by boat through Toba Inlet to a dock. Along the way, you will see the spectacular waterfalls and watch for marine life. From the dock, you will take a short bus ride to the viewing platforms tucked away in the lush temperate rainforest of the Toba Valley along the glacier blue waters of a remote wilderness river. You will spend three hours with the bears, safely viewing them from the platforms as they eat their fill of salmon in their natural habitat. This is an exhilarating and intimate experience, where you can hear the bears’ heavy breathing mingle with the rushing water.
Return to the Resort for your evening meal and relaxation.
Day 3-4: Enjoy nature
Start with a leisurely breakfast and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings before heading out on a day of adventure or relaxation.
Today you can join your guide for another marine excursion or explore on your own by stand up paddle board or kayak. Ocean swimming is another option as the area is home to some of the warmest Pacific waters north of Mexico.
Enrich your experience by taking advantage of the unique cultural activities available at the resort: listen to traditional Indigenous stories, take a guided forest hike into an ancient western red cedar grove, learn cedar weaving or forage in the ocean.
If you are visiting during Grizzly Bear season (late August to October), you will have the opportunity to spend one more full day heading into the rainforest to see the bears.
End the day with another fabulous chef-prepared dinner and relaxation on the beautiful oceanfront deck.
Day 5: Depart Klahoose Wilderness Resort
You might want to rise early on your last morning in this idyllic environment to enjoy a morning coffee on the deck. After a leisurely breakfast, you will board the transfer back to Lund.
Contact us for more information, availability, pricing and how to reach Klahoose