Monday, February 14, 2022

CANADIAN ADVENTURE: KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS RESORT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA'S DESOLATION SOUND

Interpreters at Klahoose Wilderness Resort.


Klahoose Wilderness Resort, perched on the water's edge of Homfray Channel in the temperate rain forest between BC's Coast Mountains and Desolation Sound on the Sunshine Coast, is located on Klahoose Nation traditional territory. Formerly Homfray Lodge, the Klahoose Nation purchased the lodge in 2020, with a focus on Indigenous adventure travel.

"Welcoming visitors to our territory and home brings opportunities and strengthens Klahoose First Nations' framework of modern life and aligns with our community vision for the future," says Chief Kevin Peacey. 

Photo by Regan Hatley

The eco-resort opened in the spring of 2021. Its 6,100-square-foot cedar timber structure accommodates 14-26 guests among four spacious rooms in the main lodge and in three private one and two-bedroom cabins. Decor in the lodge rooms and cabins features local Indigenous artwork from surrounding communities. 
Main Great Room 

Lodge Room 

Klahoose Wilderness Resort Cabin

The Desolation Sound resort operates from mid-may to mid-October. Local Indigenous guides, cultural interpreters and knowledgeable hosts lead cultural programming and wilderness experience. Adventures range from sea kayaking and boat excursions to the Klahoose's cultural center on Cortes Island. There is also heli-sightseeing and grizzly bear viewing excursions in Toba Inlet.

Nightly Campfires

As far as getting there, the resort may be accessed from Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Seattle and beyond. Pacific Coastal Airlines offers regularly scheduled flights to Powell River, and travel is also available via BC Ferries along with chartered boat, seaplane and helicopters. 


Two all-inclusive packages are available during the two seasons: 

Discover Kahoose Package
May 12-August 24, 2022

Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet Package
 August 25-October 13, 2022


Included in the rates, which range from $2,395 to $3,395 per person, are accommodations, meals, Wi-Fi, boat transfer from Lund to the resort, pick-up from Powell River Airport and grizzly bear viewing excursion in Toba Inlet. Not included are taxes, service fee, flights and heli-sightseeing. 

Packages are based on a three-night stay arriving Thursday and departing Sunday, and a four-night stay arriving Sunday and departing Thursday. 

250.935.8539
#203-4400 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC, Canada V6B 5A7


All photographs courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort unless otherwise noted.

 

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