Klahoose Wilderness Resort

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Welcome to Klahoose Wilderness Resort, an exceptional Indigenous cultural experience nestled in the heart of British Columbia's breathtaking Desolation Sound. As a proud, 100% Indigenous-owned eco-resort, we offer a unique and off-the-grid escape for those seeking an authentic wilderness adventure. Our resort specializes in crafting unforgettable 3 to 4-night all-inclusive packages, including spring bear tours, grizzly bear viewing during the fall salmon run, and cultural and wildlife experiences throughout the seasons. Nestled between the majestic Coast Mountain peaks of British Columbia's Sunshine Coast and the Northern Islands of the Salish Sea, our resort sits along Homfray Channel. Upon your arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed with a traditional Klahoose greeting on the lodge's verandah. As you take in the breathtaking surroundings, your worries will vanish amidst the calls of osprey, the sight of Orca whales gracing the waters, and the soothing ocean breeze wafting through the conifer forest. At Klahoose Wilderness Resort, we offer an intimate and worry-free experience suitable for families, couples, and solo travelers eager to immerse themselves in one of the planet's most biodiverse ecosystems. Your days here will be filled with transformative adventures, from witnessing Grizzly bears fishing for salmon to kayaking alongside playful porpoises and embarking on forest hikes through ancient western red cedar groves. Surprisingly accessible despite its seclusion, Klahoose Wilderness Resort welcomes guests from Vancouver, Seattle, Vancouver Island, and beyond. You can choose to travel by air (just a 35-minute scheduled flight from Vancouver to Powell River, or a 1-hour charter seaplane directly to our dock), by car and ferry (a scenic half-day drive), or by boat (a quick 45-minute trip from Lund to the Resort) to reach our convenient shuttle departure sites in Lund on the Sunshine Coast or Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Desolation Sound has earned its nickname as the "Serengeti of North America" due to its abundant marine and terrestrial wildlife. Orca and humpback whales, porpoises, harbor seals, and dolphins can be spotted year-round. A myriad of avian species, including bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons, call this region home. The indigenous tradition and guest experience both revolve around the local bounty of clams, oysters, crab, prawns, and all five salmon species. The inlets of Desolation Sound are renowned for hosting one of the world's most robust grizzly bear populations. The Klahoose First Nation also operates grizzly bear viewing tours, offering guests the opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, located just 45 minutes by boat from the resort in remote Toba Inlet. Natural exploration forms the cornerstone of our activities at the resort. Indigenous guides lead guests on immersive nature and cultural excursions in one of the largest temperate rainforests on Earth and Klahoose nation territory. Water enthusiasts can enjoy the warm, calm ocean waters with activities such as sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and invigorating swims. Plus, there's a serene woodfire sauna perched on a floating dock overlooking the ocean and mountains. Our resort caters to travelers of all ages and interests. The Lodge at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, a stunning 6,100-square foot timber structure crafted from local cedar, provides an intimate and tranquil environment. The main lodge boasts four spacious guest rooms, and we offer three separate cedar cabins, accommodating an average of 14 guests with a maximum capacity of 22. It's an ideal destination for private groups, multi-generational family getaways, or special occasions. Each guest room and cabin is adorned with indigenous artwork from surrounding coastal communities, and the common spaces offer breathtaking vistas of Desolation Sound. Guests come together for morning coffee and, after another remarkable day, gather for evening cocktails on the wraparound deck, where the setting sun bathes the Homfray Channel in a warm, golden glow. In Desolation Sound, each morning welcomes you to the diverse and vibrant wildlife foraging, nesting, and exploring their pristine habitat. For a few precious days from mid-August to mid-October, you're invited to join us in this sublime environment to observe grizzly bears in their natural habitat. Klahoose Wilderness Resort is also proud to operate off the grid, generating its own hydro power, and has been honored with a prestigious sustainability certification. At Klahoose Wilderness Resort, we offer a sanctuary where the days are filled with tranquility, the voices of nature, ancient forests, and rich indigenous culture. From the moment we welcome you to our home, we take care of every detail, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
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Sauna
Free breakfast
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Free airport transportation
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Interconnected rooms available
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Special Offer:All-inclusive package, May 19, with photographer from Canadian Geographic

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Homfray Channel Desolation Sound, Powell River, British Columbia Canada
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Powell River Airport
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Nestled in a remote and peaceful setting, Klahoose Wilderness Resort captivates many travelers with its tranquil atmosphere and easy accessibility. The staff's exceptional hospitality and cultural insights are often highlighted, adding a personal touch to the guests' stay. High-quality amenities such as the sauna and wildlife experiences, along with the sumptuous food, receive frequent commendation. Visitors are charmed by the lodge's cozy ambiance, clean and spacious rooms, and the stunning views that accompany their comfortable retreat.
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RachelI. wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had a spectacular time at the Klahoose Wilderness Resort. Yes, the food (and fresh local beer!) were fantastic, and the environment itself is breathtakingly beautiful—jaw dropping, really—but it’s the genuinely caring staff who really sets this place apart. Shout out to everyone, but especially amazing Leon and Roger, our boat captains/guides. Both are so knowledgeable about the area and cultural history. As Californians, we loved learning about Canada’s First Nation for the first time, and hearing about Leon’s life and family traditions, which he shared generously. In the evenings, we gathered around the lodge table to talk story and to learn how to carve wood with Randy, which was really special and chill. He was so patient and encouraging. Never done that before, but it made me want to get my own carving knife to keep getting better…really Zen. Closing traditional ceremony with our whole group made me tear up; I’ll never forget it.

The room itself was good enough, a bit loud near the property’s washer & dryer set up, but we spend almost all our time outside anyway so it wasn’t a big deal. SUP and kayaks, loved it! Porch with rocking chairs facing the sunny water was a delight, as was the hand built sauna (!) that we went in every single day and night. I am a surfer so being wet is part of my DNA. Swimming in the water just off the dock…probably the cleanest, most perfect water I have ever experienced, ever.

We are definitely coming back next summer for more of this magic. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pack Crocs or other water-friendly shoes
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Mar 2, 2024
Thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience at Klahoose Wilderness Resort! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the fantastic food, breathtaking environment, and, most importantly, the genuinely caring staff. Leon and Roger are indeed treasures, and we're delighted they could enhance your understanding of the area's cultural history. It warms our hearts to know that you appreciated the wood carving sessions with Klahoose Cultural Interpreter Randy and found the traditional closing ceremony meaningful. We'll take note of your feedback about the room and address any concerns to ensure an even more comfortable stay next time. We can't wait to welcome you back next summer for more magical moments at Klahoose Wilderness Resort! Warm regards, The Klahoose Wilderness Resort Team
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Dolf V wrote a review Jul 2023
Gibsons, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely incredible experience!

First off, I want to be transparent about the fact that I was there on a work trip to capture the experience that the Klahoose Wilderness Resort offers through photo and video, so take this review with a grain of salt if you so choose. Despite it being a job I felt compelled to share my experience here.

The resort itself sits in an amazing location, being (relatively) simple to access yet still feeling incredibly remote while you're there. Even in the peak of summer it was rare to see any sign of other people in the area. The waters of Homfray Channel are warm, clear, and filled with wildlife. In our short stay we say Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Humpbacks, Grizzly Bears, sea-lions, seals, all sorts of birds and more.

The staff was all very kind and hospitable and I really appreciated the authenticity of the cultural interpreters!! Right away it felt as-though they were friends showing you around their home rather than any sort of performance or show. It really was an honour to be in their presence, listen to their stories, and to learn about their traditional practices. Amir was cooking up some incredible meals in the kitchen and the passion for his craft was shining through in each dish.

The new addition of a sauna on the dock is amazing! I'm a fan of saunas regardless but having it right on the ocean makes for an incredible experience, especially at night. A group of us stayed up late to swim in the bioluminescence and having that to warm up before and after made the experience even more spectacular than it otherwise would be.

All in all I can't say enough about my time there, it was truly special and will be something that I will cherish for years to come.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Jul 28, 2023
Hello Dolf, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I really like when you say that it felt like friends showing you around there home, as this is exactly what we are doing! We are 100% indigenous owned by the Klahoose First Nation and goal is to create a space for sharing of their cultural will enjoying the all-inclusive resort and guided tours. Each one of our staff are excited to welcome each guests to their home in a truly genuine way. Further they willingness to share their cultural and tradition in an authentic way. And all this happens in a beautiful wilderness location surrounded by lush rain-forest, calm ocean and amazing wildlife. The images you captured of the experiences, wildlife and our incredible staff are just spectacular. We thank you for slowing down and listening to what our cultural team have to share and helping capture this precious time at Klahoose Resort in wonderful photographs that will help us showcase the resort for many years to come. We can't wait to welcome you again very soon! Thank you for the entire team at Klahoose Wilderness Resort!
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wmpalmer76 wrote a review May 2022
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Our amazing adventure at Klahoose Wilderness Resort began the moment we were picked up in Lund by Goat 1, the resort's flashy new water taxi. After a spectacular 40-minute boat ride up the sound to the resort, we disembarked and were warmly welcomed by the entire staff beating drums and singing a traditional Klahoose welcome. Sparkling wine, tea and scones provided welcome refreshment and the opportunity to relax and learn more about the various activities awaiting us before being escorted to our bright and spacious room. Paneled with rustic cedar and heated by a gas stove, our room offered a panoramic view of the sound and mountains beyond. All our meals were beautifully presented and included crisp greens, fresh caught prawns, and a variety of delicious comfort food. Our boat tour in search of wildlife (May is a bit early for most wildlife); hiking in the rain forest up a newly cleared trail behind the lodge (and a shorter scenic walk out to the point), learning to make cedar roses from strips of bark; and listening to stories of the Klahoose First Nations People provided a fascinating perspective on the history, art and culture of this beautiful landscape. Cannot emphasize enough how profoundly enriching these conversations were. A highlight of our trip. Staff provided caring, gracious service throughout our stay and it was not easy to leave after 4 days. We've traveled to many 5 star hotels and resorts, and I'd put Klahoose Wilderness Resort at the top of the list!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded May 30, 2022
Thank you so much for putting "Klahoose Wilderness Resort" at the tip of your list! We are truly grateful for your detailed review and for spending your vacation with us. Specifically when you say "how profoundly enriching these conversations were" when speaking with the Klahoose First Nation staff and cultural interpreters. It was a pleasure welcoming you both and we hope we may see you again sometime again! Thank you! Chris
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oakwind4 wrote a review Jan 2020
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The boat travel was beautiful down the fiords and arriving at the site was lovely, remote and comfortable. We had well crafted meals and interesting excursions. We did not see as much wildlife as we hoped. We could swim off the large dock as the water was warm enough. We kayaked as well. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Early morning yoga on the dock was a highlight. It was just a bit pricey for our budget. We enjoyed the other guests and our long table dinners with interesting stories and discussions.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had a room in the lodge which was rustic but roomy and comfortable. There are also cabins...
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Response from Chris Tait, Marketing at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Thank you very much for taking some time to write your review of your stay here in Desolation Sound your "Awesome getaway"! We are happy you enjoyed the staff, food, and activities like kayaking, swimming from the dock and that morning yoga was a highlight! We are also happy you enjoy the long table dinners and talks with other guests. We hope you might visit Desolation Sound again and thank you again for your review! All the best from Chris and the staff of Homfray Lodge and crew of Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours
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HappyGuestAug2021 wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment arriving at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, you know that you are somewhere special. Greeted by the welcoming staff and Indigenous song, the mood is set for a memorable experience. The location is incredible, all of the staff make you feel like you are part of the family, and the time spent in nature is a well need antidote after the past year. The cabins are very comfortable and spacious; I just wish that I had more time to chill on my balcony!

This is a perfect place to reconnect with friends/family and make new friends.

Thank you for the experience!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Wow! Thank you so much for such a nice review. We are happy you enjoy the staff and the traditional welcome song, which sets the mood for your time with us. Nature, family and "time to chill" on your cabin balcony, yes sounds like a perfect antidote from the events over the past year. We hope you have many new friends and enjoyed time with family. We hope we may see you again here in Desolation Sound!
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Burnabytravellers wrote a review Sep 2022
Burnaby, BC156 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort provides amazing views, comfortable rooms and interesting excursions to view the grizzlies feeding on salmon in the Klite River at the head of Toba Inlet. The staff and guides were kind, accommodating, and good humoured, doing all they could to give the guests an exceptional experience. The food was fine, but we had expected more local, First Nations food. The boat “ The Goat” was very comfortable, affording good views to all aboard. ( And I never felt seasick!)
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Room #2 was lovely-fantastic views and very spacious
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Sep 30, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to right your review! We are so happy you where able to view both Grizzly Bears and Humpback Whales during your stay. Even happier to here that the team there where "kind" "accommodating", "good humoured". They work very hard to make sure each stay is exceptional and feel welcomed into their home and will be happy to read this. We are also happy you enjoyed our boat the GOAT 1 ..our comfortable and high speed catamaran...which is perfect for touring these remote ocean around the resort. We thank you again and hope we might see you again here at Klahoose Wilderness Resort!
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bobbtravel wrote a review Sep 2023
Seattle, Washington25 contributions5 helpful votes
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I recently spent 4 nights/5 days at Klahoose Wilderness Resort on a photography focused trip. I cannot say enough about the resort and the people that work there. The care they take to make sure every guest is taken care of shows every hour of the day. The chef prepares thoughtful meals, they always make sure you have everything you need and the rooms are beautiful.
Even more impressive are the cultural interpreters and the Klahoose members that take us to their land to observe the bears. Randy and his son spent every evening with us teaching and sharing their family and cultural history. During the day we had 3 amazing guides who not only got us the bear experience, but kept our safety the #1 concern. They communicated clearly and made sure we knew what to expect. They were constantly watching while we had our faces up to our cameras making sure our safety didn’t change. This continued at the resort cause even though we were near a building, we were still in bear country. As an added bonus we saw Humpbacks every day! I will visit again
(Ps..all bear photos taken with long lens and cropped)
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Weather changes a lot, bring a rain coat and layers
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Oct 3, 2023
Thank you so much for sharing your "indescribable experience" at Klahoose Wilderness Resort on TripAdvisor! Your review warms our hearts, and we're thrilled to hear that your 4-night/5-day photography-focused trip left such a lasting impression. It's wonderful to know that you couldn't say enough about our resort and the exceptional people who make it all possible. Our Klahoose team takes great pride in ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of every guest, and we're delighted that you felt well taken care of throughout your stay. Our chef's thoughtful meals and the beauty of our rooms are just some of the ways we aim to create a memorable experience for our guests. We're especially touched by your kind words about our cultural interpreters and Klahoose members who shared their land and heritage with you. Randy and his son's dedication to teaching and sharing their family and cultural history is truly remarkable. Safety is our top priority, and we're delighted to hear that our guides ensured you had a safe and enjoyable grizzly bear-watching experience. Their expertise and clear communication are invaluable in making sure our guests have an unforgettable yet secure adventure. It's fantastic that you had the added bonus of seeing Humpbacks every day! The wildlife sightings in our area are truly extraordinary. We can't thank you enough for your intention to visit us again, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments and incredible wildlife encounters. (P.S. - Your bear photos, taken are absolutely stunning!)
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Sara h wrote a review Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the easiest 5 star I have ever given. The Klahoose Wilderness Resort deserves 10 stars if I could give it. Starting with the water taxi, the driver was friendly and funny, we pulled into the resort to a beautiful dock overlooking the water and mountains. It was heaven. I stayed in cabin 3, it was extremely spacious, beds were comfy, and had a deck out looking the inlet where I listened to the rain and watched the lightening over the mountains the first night I was there. What a welcoming! The staff were friendly and made us feel at home and warm, especially Randy who stole all of our hearts with his story telling, guidance through the tour, and craft teachings.
The food was Devine, every meal the plates were empty as everyone enjoyed what the staff had prepared. Tears fell as we said our goodbyes and we’re sent off with a song from the staff, I didn’t want to leave, but am so grateful for my time there. Thank you so much for my experience here, it was life changing and one I will never forget. I can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Nov 14, 2022
Hi Sara, A huge amount of gratitude here! You review will really help others understand a little about what a stay might be like. I think when you say "Tears fell as you said our goodbyes" just tell how special your experience was. Randy will be so happy to hear he stole your heart! We can't wait to welcome you back for your stay in 2023! From all of us here at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, a sincere thank you!
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Helen H wrote a review Jan 2024
Caloundra, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
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This was a once inn a lifetime experience for me. After 5 weeks already visiting much of the regular highlights of British Colombia and Alaska, you might have thought there was not much left to do.

The resort was located in an amazing area with easy access to a range of wilderness experiences. We expressly went for the viewing of bears in the wild at salmon running time. OMG! The location, access, guides and wildlife were beyond expectations.

Lodge experiences were also top class: friendly staff willing to meet all reasonable needs, great food, stunning views from rooms and public areas, intriguing experiences with very knowledgeable guides who kept our safety as primary concern.

A bonus was the willingness of staff to quickly take to the boat if there was a chance of close whale watching.

This wilderness area is a truely pristine, magnificent in its grandeur and Klahoose Lodge is the icing on the cake!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Amazing location, experiences and high standard of service delivery.
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Feb 1, 2024
Thank you for sharing your extraordinary experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your visit to Klahoose Wilderness Resort surpassed expectations and became a highlight of your exploration in British Columbia and Alaska. It warms our hearts to know that our resort, nestled in this pristine Klahoose wilderness, provided you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We're delighted you enjoyed the grizzly bear viewing during fall salmon run time and the breathtaking views from both the rooms and lodge. Your kind words about our friendly staff, delicious food, and knowledgeable Klahoose guides mean a lot to us. We're especially pleased that our team's commitment to safety and the added bonus of spontaneous whale watching moments added to the magic of your stay here in Klahoose territory. It was our pleasure to contribute to your bucket list adventure. We hope to welcome you back to Klahoose Wilderness Resort for more unforgettable moments in the future. Thank you from the entire Klahoose team!
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touristacontenta wrote a review Sep 2021
Oaxaca, Mexico19 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Three long time girlfriends shared Cabin #1 with two bedrooms and loft. Comfy beds, fantastic view, lots of hot water. Meals in the main Lodge were excellent. The staff were very friendly, kind and helpful. A cultural immersion experience with the people from Klahoose First Nation. We had booked the add on boat trip to view Grizzly Bears. It was amazing to travel one hour up Toba Inlet by boat. Experienced guides kept us safe, we saw bears in the wild feasting on salmon. A once in a lifetime excursion. It is remote - good physical condition necessary and a sense of adventure a must. We learned a lot about Klahoose history and culture. Learned how to weave a small flower with cedar bark. This was the trip of a lifetime for me. Thank you Chief and Council for offering this fine remote lodge and wild life viewing experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms have a fantastic view
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Response from Chris Tait, General Manager at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Responded Sep 26, 2021
Thank you you taking the time to write a review if your recent stay with us! Happy you enjoyed the Cabin, meals. And so thrilled you enjoy the cultural immersion experience and our staff overall. They work hard to make every guests stay special and will be happy to hear this from you. Thank you for your visit and we look forward to welcoming you, or your friends and family back to Klahoose Wilderness Resort.
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Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Thank you for your questions here. Our tours are "soft adventure" and involve travelling by covered boat, moving around docks and boat ramps and the stairs on the fixed bear viewing platforms and resort. The grizzly bear viewing is by covered viewing platforms and is safe and comfortable way to watch the Grizzly Bears catching salmon in their natural habitat. There is plenty to enjoy during the stay with the scheduled wildlife tours, cultural activities. Active adventure like hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, ocean swimming are optional things guests can do as an extra activities however many guests will also enjoy being the solitude of the rainforest, along the calm ocean and enjoy the scenery from the boat or resort dock or deck and just chatting with our cultural interpreters and friendly staff. I hope this helps and that we can welcome you and your mother sometime soon to Klahoose Wilderness Resort! You can also call us toll free at 1-833-44-3838 if you would like to speak to us about the experiences and stay. Thank you!
Emily Y asked a question Mar 2019
Ormskirk, United Kingdom8 contributions23 helpful votes
We have a one year old child, would the cruise/accommodations be suitable?
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Hi Emily, Our Homfray Explorer Cruise, which is 3 nights and 4 days is suitable for a young child. There is less time cruising, and some families skip the Toba Inlet Cruise on Day 2 since its more adult orientated as we cruise in small ship. You can stay and relax at Homfray Lodge where there are paddle boards, kayaks, ocean swimming, short hikes. I hope this helps but please contact us to answer any more questions. Thank you! Chris
Judith O asked a question Apr 2018
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
If you stay in September is the Bear viewing good ?
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Hi Judith, Thank you for asking about bear viewing in September. Yes, September is the best time of year to see Grizzly Bears from Homfray Lodge. The Grizzly Bears begin feeding on salmon in nearby Toba Inlet, as they spawn on the river which begins in late August and runs through early October. September is perfect time to view the bears feeding in their natural habitat. Chris
Yvonne C asked a question Aug 2017
Vancouver Island, Canada71 contributions90 helpful votes
Are kayaks available to paddle on your own, or only on a guided tour? Any double kayaks?
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Hi Yvonne, Yes there are kayaks so you can paddle on your own nearby. There are single kayaks only. No double kayaks. Chris
Yvonne C asked a question Aug 2017
Vancouver Island, Canada71 contributions90 helpful votes
Are kayaks available to paddle on your own, or only on a guided tour?
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Hi Yvonne, Yes there are kayaks you can use at the lodge and paddle on your own nearby. There are also SUP's. Its one of our favorite things to do from Homfray Lodge! Chris
RachelI. wrote a tip Mar 2024
4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack Crocs or other water-friendly shoes"
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Helen H wrote a tip Jan 2024
Caloundra, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Amazing location, experiences and high standard of service delivery."
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Brandon W wrote a tip Nov 2023
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack a decent camera and layer-up in fall months. "
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Linda P wrote a tip Oct 2023
Alberta/British Columbia22 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If taking a ferry to the Sunshine Coast try to get reservations."
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bobbtravel wrote a tip Sep 2023
Seattle, Washington25 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Weather changes a lot, bring a rain coat and layers"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Klahoose Wilderness Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Klahoose Wilderness Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Klahoose Wilderness Resort?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Klahoose Wilderness Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Klahoose Wilderness Resort?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Klahoose Wilderness Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Klahoose Wilderness Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Klahoose Wilderness Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Klahoose Wilderness Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Klahoose Wilderness Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Klahoose Wilderness Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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