The West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Egmont, Rural British Columbia

The hotel

Giving you all the adventures and solitude of Canada’s wilderness, with all the bliss of a super-luxury retreat, West Coast Wilderness Lodge nestles along the waterfront in the little fishing village of Egmont. Easily accessible, it is the perfect spot to appreciate all the Sunshine Coast has to offer. The waters promise calm kayaking after you’ve experienced the thrill of Skookumchuck Rapids a few miles away — just one of the water and wildlife focused experiences in store here. To really enjoy the lakes, fjords, islands, and cedar and fir forests, the lodge has everything from fishing gear to mountain bikes for rent, as well as guided treks and trips, and picnics. When you return, you can head onto the deck of Inlets Restaurant to survey the surroundings you’ve been exploring, before entering its timber-framed dining room to gaze out at the lake through a wall of windows while dining on authentic BC fare.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

Located at the northern tip of the glorious Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, hidden amongst the trees on the shores of Sechelt Inlet. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport: 3 hours by car or 45 minutes by float plane.

Hotel information

26 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, private balcony, sitting area, TV, in-room tea and coffee, mini-fridge and private en-suite tiled bathrooms. Forest Suites feature either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Suites feature either 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed or 1 queen-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Inlets Restaurant, waterfront dining. Fireplace lounge. Eco Spa*. Cliff-side hot tub and towel service. Excursions*, tours* and adventures* organised by experienced guides, ranging from helicopter adventures to diving and float plane tours to hiking. Water sports including kayaking*, canoeing* and fishing*. Bike rental*. Complimentary car parking.

Minimum 2-night stay in July and August.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 4 stars for the location, view and dining

Aug 23, 2019 NotAllAreLost Washington

I would like to give this place a 5 star and I think with some work on WCWL part and several confirmation conversations by the customer with them it could be there. First the area is amazing and that ocean front view suite is gorgous, and with a little cleaning and attention could be a stunning. The vent was so filthy in the bathroom it could… Read more
I would like to give this place a 5 star and I think with some work on WCWL part and several confirmation conversations by the customer with them it could be there. First the area is amazing and that ocean front view suite is gorgous, and with a little cleaning and attention could be a stunning. The vent was so filthy in the bathroom it could barely work and there was some kind of scum built up on the bottom of the hot water kettle in the room and some mold in the shower as it has a water leak. They have added some nice touches like candles with tea lights and Keurig coffee makers as well as tea ( just don't use the kettle for hot water) I had confirmed 6pm dinner reservation for the duration of our stay 3 day prior to arrival but when we checked in they said 8:45 pm dinner. wait, what? No I can not wait that late every night. I would think it was a miscommunication but they did the EXACT same thing to another couple we talked to on a tour the next day who had specifically asked for an early dinning time are were not happy. Guests are guarenteed reservations and best seating which I will say they always had a view table waiting for us and did finaly correct the meal time for us. Unfortunately there was more miscommunication with booking directly with the lodge for a Signature package that was to include 3 mights and a boat ride to the inlet and seaplane flight back. They had booked us for a 2 night package with boat ride up and back then added an extra night? How does that even happen when you ask for the 3 night signature package and specify the boat ride to the inlet and plane flight back. Such a frustrating and disappointing day (AND It was my birthday celebration trip with another couple who also was mis-booked) So when booking a package be VERY specific and VERY clear and have them repeat it back and this will help to avoid any time line issues or wrong dates/packages. Was surprised to hear a manager having a loud conversation with front staff about needed to change all the bedding and screen doors that were missing and complaints someone made etc... seems this should be a conversation when guests aren't standing around. The ground are beautiful and the dinning room so beautiful and although I will give separate review on the amazing wait staff and chefs there I will say the meals were amazing and had to give personal compliments to the Tyler who prepared some of the best salmon and by far the best scallops I have ever had. Was glad to be on the meal package that included dinner as $26 for a single scallop and a piece of pork belly seems very high, but they were expertly prepared. Others meals seemed priced appropriate, Although $25 nachos was a first for me at lunch. All the wait staff did a great job and Mark served us more than once and was excellent as was Robin. They have such a nice happy hour with great signature cocktails and lovely wine selections and that beautiful open air ocean view dinning area made for spectacular dining. I would recommend a long weekend trip and hope they can get some of the small hiccups worked out to leave an amazing feeling for a stay. They have so much to offer in a serine beautiful area and the Skookumchuck Narrows trail so near by and Egmont Adventures for great tours, l and want them to succeed! Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 Suzanne S Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful view. Good service. Horrible nachos for $25. Drinks were well priced. They were out of 25% of what we wanted to order. Cocktails were served in tiny juice-like glasses....👎 Won't order nachos ever again. But will return to try the ginger margaritas....once they get more ginger.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Was feeling stuck and the management stepped up

Aug 14, 2019 T4323SKalexs Seattle, Washington

Gorgeous landscape. Amazing restaurant. Good service. Unbelievable views. We flew up here on a seaplane without a car for 5 days on a family trip from Seattle. We were starting to feel a bit stuck at the resort because transportation is a bit tough in the area. I expressed this to management and they stretched and found a way to help us out by… Read more
Gorgeous landscape. Amazing restaurant. Good service. Unbelievable views. We flew up here on a seaplane without a car for 5 days on a family trip from Seattle. We were starting to feel a bit stuck at the resort because transportation is a bit tough in the area. I expressed this to management and they stretched and found a way to help us out by loaning us a car to help us get to the local lakes and hikes, which is a very very pleasant surprise. We’re very appreciative. Read less
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Aug 12, 2019 LKJC Moscow, Idaho

How excited were we when Google Maps told us that there was a restaurant in Egmont, BC? This place was marvellous - I cannot fault them on anything. We had lunch on a Sunday and the food, service and views were all spectacular. Highly recommended.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic view

Jul 31, 2019 Dorhte Vejle, Denmark

Outstanding view I have ever seen . This place is kind of at the end of the road Happy hour was a delight which we spent on the deck watching the amazing view. The food is ok - but overpriced and not "gourmet dinner" as stated on their web page. Rooms are spacious, nice and clean.