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500 First Street, Sointula, British Columbia V0N 3E0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Sointula
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
Accessible by a ferry from Port McNeill, Orca Lodge is located in the village of Sointula, on Malcolm Island, British Columbia. Offering a private beach area, this self-catering accommodation features WiFi and the Town of Sointula have bicycles available for free. The Orca Lodge contains two completely self-contained suites on the Sointula waterfront. The lower suite sleeps six, while the upper suite sleeps 8 Both have private entrances, BBQ's, and all amenities. The tide comes in right under the decks. This is a great place for family get togethers, reunions, fishing groups or girls getaway weekends. We also have a Stand Alone Room with private Deck
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Private beach
Desk
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Separate living room
Sofa
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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Hanley#Betts wrote a review Oct 2021
Vancouver Island, Canada81 contributions37 helpful votes
We stayed in the smaller suite and it was great. When we walked in, we were very impressed with how clean and well kept it was. They have everything you need including a small BBQ on the deck. It rained pretty much the entire time we were there so we didn’t get a chance to sit on the deck for any length of time, but when we did, we thoroughly enjoyed the view and listening to the waves right below us. The host was great, called us the day before we were to arrive to let us know about the suite and the island and places to see, she also text us on the day of arrival to ensure we arrived and were able to access the suite. The washroom was a fair size and had wonderful heated floors. We would definitely recommend staying here and will stay again the next time we are on the island
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If going to the lighthouse, the road is closed make sure you plan to go at low tide.
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Response from Lynne Atkinson, Owner at Orca Lodge
Responded Oct 18, 2021
We thank you for taking the time to Review our Property. We really appreciate your Great feedback We are very pleased that you enjoyed the Room and Location. We welcome you to visit us again. :)
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Jenni B wrote a review Jul 2019
Dublin, Ireland58 contributions12 helpful votes
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Loved this great accommodation in Sointula. I stayed in the double room. It had a beautiful deck which got the sun all afternoon and was hard to leave! The mist rolls over the water in the morning, it’s so mystical to watch, then burns off by the afternoon. A little otter popped up on the beach below one day and at night there’s a lovely view of Port McNeill all lit up across the bay. Inside, the room was beautifully decorated and equipped and with the wood finish, felt like being on a (very nice) boat! The best part was when at full tide the water laps under the house which is on stilts. Pure Magic! The location between the town and marina is great and there are free bikes in town so I was able to ditch the car for my stay. Well worth taking the ferry over to Alert Bay too if you have time during your stay. It’s free and there’s a great First National museum there. Really loved my stay here - so comfortable, different and the hosts were really welcoming. I would love to go back some day. Top marks, and some!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from atkinsol, Owner at Orca Lodge
Responded Jul 6, 2019
We thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing descriptive Review of our Property. We so appreciate your positive feedback, it warms our heart to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge and exploring Sointula, Macolm Island and surrounding area. It was truly a pleasure meeting you and we welcome you back to visit anytime.
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Shooter wrote a review Jun 2019
Port Hardy, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently rented one of the larger suites and it was perfect for a larger group - lots of comfortable places to sleep and also in a great location. We were also accommodated in terms of an early arrival. We will definitely stay here again if we go on a similar trip in the future!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Lynne A, Owner at Orca Lodge
Responded Jul 3, 2019
We thank you for taking the time to write a Review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed Orca Lodge. We welcome you back again in the future.
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Jaclyn E wrote a review May 2019
Tofino, Canada2 contributions4 helpful votes
First trip to Sointula and the Orca Lodge was a spectacular place to call home for the night. I took my mother over for Mother's day 2019 and we were thoroughly impressed. We arrived on a beautiful but extremely windy day! So after exploring the island by car we cozied up on the covered balcony and wined and dined while enjoying our waterfront view. Lynne the host is very friendly and just a text away if there are any issues. The unit was well equipped with any amenity you could think of and above and beyond what most Air BnB's contain. We watched cruise ships sail by in the evening and walked to the burger barn in the marina for a late lunch. The Lodge is easily biking distance from the ferry and town centre and would be a fabulous place to launch our kayaks if we brought them (watch the weather and winds though!). We would highly recommend the Orca Lodge and would stay again!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Adventure813133, Owner at Orca Lodge
Responded Jun 24, 2019
Jaclyn, I apologize for the delay in responding. We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a well written , descriptive Review. We are very pleased to hear you and your Mom enjoyed the Lodge and exploring Malcolm Island. We would love to see you come back and perhaps stay longer.
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gayle b wrote a review May 2018
Vancouver Island, Canada79 contributions29 helpful votes
Wonderful place to stay. View is incredible and very relaxing as you laze on the balcony. Hostess is like the friend you haven’t met yet, and all amenities are provided. We took our two dogs and they were just as happy as we were. Loved our walk to the lighthouse and meeting local people. Hope to be back one day!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lynne A, Owner at Orca Lodge
Responded May 14, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a Review for us.We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Lodge & Malcolm Island. We hope to see you in the future.
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marlene j wrote a review Apr 2018
Kaslo, Canada15 contributions6 helpful votes
This was my first visit to Sointula and I am so glad that I stayed at the Orca Lodge. I was in the Stand Alone Room for 5 days which was comfortable, quiet and well equipped. The location is perfect for watching birds parade by the deck, and for walking to Rough Bay, 'downtown' to the Coop(s), Coho Joes and the Upper Crust for nourishment. I would definitely recommend Orca Lodge. Lynne was very accommodating, quick to reply and had helpful suggestions. Participating in the Malcolm Island Bird Count was a fun bonus!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Lynne A, Owner at Orca Lodge
Responded Apr 30, 2018
Thank you Marlene for taking the time to write a Review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Orca Lodge and exploring Malcolm Island. We hope you will call in on us again in the near future. Lynne
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Lisa B wrote a review Apr 2018
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This fishing lodge exceeded our expectations! I can’t say enough about the Hostess, Lynn, so accommodating, professional and enthusiastic. The lodge is equipped well with everything imaginable and if you can’t find it, Lynn will find it somewhere on the island for you. And what breathtaking views from the deck, morning, day and night are amazing. The island life of Sointula is friendly and laidback- everything you imagine an island community would be. (Everyone waves at you 😊 just wave back you never know they might just stop and tell you their fishing honey hole). Beautiful walking trails around the island. And no bears or cougars 👍. I can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Lynne A, Owner at Orca Lodge
Responded May 14, 2018
Thank you or your kind words.We would love to see you come back and visit again
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Benandang wrote a review Apr 2018
Nanaimo, Canada15 contributions5 helpful votes
Another couple and ourselves stayed in the lower unit of this lodge. It is a 2 bedroom suite that had everything we needed. Literally everything. The views off the deck are beyond words. The place was clean, roomy and very comfortable with quality surroundings. Lynn was a fantastic host by being in constant contact prior to arrival to ensure we knew what to bring, etc. While we were there, she was also on the ready when we had questions. I would not hesitate to stay here again! Loved it.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stunning views, roomy suite, fully equipped kitchen, friendly and accommodating hosts.
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Response from Lynne A, Owner at Orca Lodge
Responded May 14, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a Review. We are pleased to receive the feedback. We are hoping you are able to visit the Lodge again soon.
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PEISojourner wrote a review Sep 2017
Comox, Canada3 contributions
Most bestest view in the world! :) The tide splashed against the deck, which faces northwest towards mountains and ocean and other islands, just beautiful! The property is flexibly expansive with anywhere from 1 to 15 persons, I think, being able to be accommodated...very impressive. We had 8 people and had tons of room with the two kitchens, three bathrooms with showers (lots of hotwater). My favorite thing were the heated tiled bathroom floor and the decks, huge decks!! This would be a great place to storm watch during the winter!! There was also fishing to enjoy, although we just missed halibut season, the captain gave us some dungeoness crabs to cook up too...the next day we went clamming and filled two buckets full of these delicious morsels!! Just ask the friendly locals where to go get'm. The town is small but very friendly...we went to karaoke on Saturday night and had a blast!! Very peaceful down to earth place to enjoy quiet or nature...I felt very relaxed on the way home.... Canadian Islander
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Check the ferry schedule...you want to maximize your time on Malcolm Island.
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CousinMae wrote a review Sep 2017
Burnaby, Canada1 contribution
We loved staying here. It is a wonderful location, with a great view of the sound, the suite is very well equipped and Lynn is excellent to work with. And you're on magical Malcolm Island. The Orca whales are nearby!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$147 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandMalcolm IslandSointula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orca Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Orca Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sointula Museum (0.9 miles), World 's largest Burl (4.6 miles), and Port McNeil Harbor (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Orca Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Orca Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Orca Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Orca Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orca Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coho Joe Cafe, Archipelagos Bistro, and Whale's Rub Pub.
Are pets allowed at Orca Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Orca Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting U'mista Cultural Centre (5.1 miles) and 'Namgis Traditional Big House (5.0 miles).
Does Orca Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.