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West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Egmont
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Runway27
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“wonderful, relaxing, interesting and life-enhancing!”
Reviewed May 10, 2011

A truly magic place to stay, we only had two nights and wished for more... Kayaking beneath the hotel, hiking to the amazing skookumchuck falls with a free show by aquabatic kayakers, fantastic food in the restaurant plus silent nights in enormous, comfortable beds..... plus views which will stay with us forever. Perfect thankyou to Paul and all the super staff.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

We found the Wilderness Lodge situated in a tranquil, immensely beautiful setting. The Lodge, with its accompanying lodgings, is aesthetically attentive to and respectful of its place in the natural environment.

The Wilderness Lodge was a place for us to disengage the rush of urbanity with its, arguably, unthoughtful pretentions to meet all our human needs. There was an interesting sensibility invoked in/by this setting that the world is not at our beckon call to ‘service’ our every need, to be mindlessly entertained.

The Lodge was, for our family, a place to linger and to contemplate and to partake of many wonderful and adventurous activities available there. The effect of spending time there was, in a meaningful way, educational and facilitated a re-attunement to the natural environment.

On an out-trip organized by the Lodge my family and I had the pleasure of the company of our host and our helmsperson (affiliated with the Canadian Coast Guard) on one of the most informative journey-by-water trips I have ever taken.

The trip in the zodiak through the Skookumchuk Narrows along the stunningly beautiful Sechelt Inlet was informed by the remarkable knowledge of our host about the area. Among the topics discussed included: the geography, geology, marine ecology, hydrodynamics of the waterway, historical and contemporary human habitation, and the climatic and local weather conditions of the inlet.

We stopped periodically to linger here and there among the various features of the inlet. This included at one spot an amazing encounter with what seemed like a huge pulsating translucent pillow beneath us (as deep as one could see) of white jellyfish (hundred thousand or more). We floated silently over this ‘pillow’... a moment that seemed surreal.

Our stay at the Wilderness Lodge, a wonderful family run facility, was a special moment in time for our family. The opportunities for moments like this we all need more often.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Inkpen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2010

It was our last stay on a three week trip from UK and had been planned to be our highlight.
It was end of season so lodge was not busy but Paul,Kathryn,Brian and Don looked after us very well including a Zodiac trip to Chatterbox falls.We could have gone kayaking,float plane etc. This is really an activity lodge so be prepared for that.
Our Ocean Suite and restaurant had stunning views acrooss the sound to islets and mountains beyond. In the mornings mist wreathed the sea,islands and mountains gradually lifting and revealing their splendour.
The room was large,with en suite shower room and a balcony.It was clean and remained so all four days.
We spent our days walking the trails and at the Interpretive Centre,Ruby Lagoon. Weather was kind to us but rain arrived the day we left.
We left reluctantly for Vancouver Airport with fond memories of Canada and West Coast Wilderness lodge.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 13, 2010

My husband and I just spent 3 days celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary here and we were totally delighted! It is an amazingly beautiful setting where 5 waterways join and the wildlife, the sea, the mountains and the sky are all on display. We kayaked 2 of the days and even though it wasn't sunny while we were there, the kayaking was the best we've experienced! The walk through the woods to see Skookumchuck Narrows-an amazing phenomenon-was lovely. The food at the lodge was fantastic! and the bed in our water-view room was one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. It's a long drive, but you can fly in on a float plane - we might try that when we return! A spa and outdoor hot tub are under construction - that will add a nice option, especially for colder months!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2010

It was our first visit to the Sunshine Coast and what a great way to experience it. The staff -from front desk to housekeeping, waiters and guides exuded professionalism and friendliness. From tips on ferry reservations prior to our trip, to a woolen wrap provided for an evening patio dinner, we couldn't be more pleased.
Our forest view room, which included an in room fridge, wine glasses and coffee maker with coffee, creamers etc, allowed us to enjoy an early morning coffee or mid-afternoon wine and cheese event all from the privacy of our own deck.
There is lots to do at the lodge and the guides are excellent at trying to make each activity the best it can be, including time to view a black bear at the shoreline, during one of our boat excursions.
Our stay was more extended than the normal visit of their many guests - both international and home grown, and yet we still feel as if there was lots to do that we didn't get done. It was also easy for us to stay within our budget as there were discounts on some activities for those registered at the lodge.
Very relaxing and a big thumbs up for providing such an enjoyable vacation

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2010

Arriving at the end of a long day of meeting people and seeing places, my wife and I called ahead to say we'd be a few minutes after 7PM in arrival (we ended up arriving at 7:05). You have to be checked in by 7PM. Fearing having no place to eat we called earlier to book a place in their dining room for dinner. It was one of the busiest weekends of the summer on the sunshine coast and nearly all other options were booked by the time we knew we'd be traveling.

The check-in was fast and efficient as was the quick accompanied walk to our 4-plex cabin (forest view). The room was about 12x12 with a deck and a view of the woods (as booked). It had a queen size bed. The ajoining washroom was clean and decently equipped with a good shower, toilet, and sink area. The rooms are very clean and seem newly renovated. The bed was comfortable and the bedding smelt clean. This essentially bug free area gave us ample opportunity to sleep with doors and windows open. Checkout was smooth and quick. Apart from the relatively high price, we had little if anything to complain about as far as the accomodations were concerned. The view from their deck in the morning was outstanding!

However... and you knew there was going to be a "however", didn't you?... All is not perfect in this beutiful place. The dining room for their restaurant is about 80 feet by 30 feet in size. On the particular Friday night we were there, a band was playing to the ten or so occupied tables in the room (about 60% capacity) and out through the open doors to the half dozen full tables on the deck. The band was loud and not very good. In fact we could hear them in our room out in the woods. Carrying on a conversation was impossible. Management seemed oblivious to the obvious desire of their clients to be out f that room.

So they sat us outside at a temporary tiny table. Fine. 10 minutes later, still no menu, water, or even contact with a server. Some of the tables were anxious to eat and get out of there before the band returned. It was readily apparent that they had been waiting for quite some time. Then the people at the next table started to smoke (illegal, in addition to obnoxious), with no reaction by the staff.

We left and went to the nearby pub. Besides the pub (which was good), there is no other source of food within about 10 miles. Stay for the views, the great geology, the hiking (skoocumchuck narrows... look it up), even the room, but eat elsewhere if you can.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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N.orth Vancouver
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

My wife and I spent three wonderful nights at West Coast Wilderness Lodge on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. How we rated the following out of five stars.

Location- Sensational *****

Scenery- Sensational *****

Activities- Sensational *****

Staff- Courteous and friendly. *****

Meals. Sensational. *****

Rooms- Adequate. Very clean but low water pressure and interior finishing could be better. **1/2

Fun factor- *****

Total- ****

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Address: 6649 Maple Road, Egmont, British Columbia V0N 1N0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Egmont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Egmont
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — West Coast Wilderness Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Coast Wilderness Lodge resort brings first-class adventure, fine dining and luxury accommodations to the laid-back Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Come experience the crisp salt air and breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest -- at a place where every day is filled with romantic moments and unforgettable memories. Simple luxury on Nature's doorstep -- unforgettable. ... more   less 
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