Klahoose Wilderness Resort in Desolation Sound

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Until further notice, all non-essential travel to and within British Columbia should be avoided. Now is the time for us to stay local and support local, so that we can all explore BC again, soon.

Over the last year I’ve spent every #TravelTuesday looking back at fond travel memories, and one that brings back visions of spectacular coastal scenery, feelings of relaxation and pure fun (with kayaking, boat trips to waterfalls, and grizzly bear photography) is has some really big news! Homfray Lodge in Desolation Sound is now is now Klahoose Wilderness Resort.

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View of the resort from our boat, arriving from Lund.

Klahoose Wilderness Resort in Desolation Sound

The Klahoose First Nation’s Economic Development Corporation, Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (“QXMC”) purchased the lodge in November 2020, strengthening business activities for the Nation and bringing optimism to BC’s regional tourism sector.

“Welcoming visitors to our territory and home brings opportunities and strengthens our Nation’s framework of modern life and aligns with our community vision for the future,” says Chief Kevin Peacey. “We invest in tourism to have a bigger role in the management of our territory and to protect the environment with our sustainable tourism practices. We care deeply and also want to contribute to the recovery of BC and the Canadian tourism economy”, added Chief Peacey.

Klahoose Wilderness Resort perches on the water’s edge of the Homfray Channel in the temperate rain forest between BC’s Coast Mountains and Desolation Sound on the Sunshine Coast. Located on Klahoose Nation traditional territory, the resort reflects the welcoming spirits and cultural traditions, as well as immersive connections with nature and wildlife

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Can you spot the grizzly bear on the left?

Set to open in May 2021, Klahoose Wilderness Resort is BC’s newest Indigenous adventure travel experience. The intimate 6,100-square foot cedar timber structure can accommodate 14 to 26 guests among four spacious rooms in the main Lodge and three private one and two-bedroom cabins. Each accommodation is tastefully decorated with local Indigenous artwork from surrounding communities.

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John spent hours reading on the dock, with a nosy seal popping up to say hello now and then

Klahoose Wilderness Resort is the perfect “bubble travel” gateway for small private groups and the multi-generational family travel market.

I already had such fondness for this place and now, with local Indigenous guides, cultural Interpreters, and knowledgeable hosts to lead diverse cultural programming and wilderness experiences, I just can’t wait to return.

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We loved our afternoon paddles, right from the resort’s dock

Additional adventures during your visit can include sea kayaking and boat excursions to the Klahoose’s cultural center on Cortes Island, to heli-sightseeing, and grizzly bear viewing in Toba Inlet.

Watching John watching sunsets

The resort offers all-inclusive three-night and four-night packages in their spacious lodge rooms or cabins. While it’s not the time to travel, be sure to add this amazing destination to your future travel list. For me, it’s right at the top.

Related: Setting Sail to a Secluded Resort in Desolation Sound with Pacific Coastal Cruises

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