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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning setting but room for improvements

Oct 22, 2020 lomimu North Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful setting and views, gorgeous main building (for reception & dining only), friendly staff. But this isn't luxury, and it shouldn't be thought of that way. There are many expected touches that are missing: in-room "coffee service" is plastic Keurig pods, no robes ("we don't do that anymore"), very basic toiletries (one 1"x2" thin bar of… Read more
Beautiful setting and views, gorgeous main building (for reception & dining only), friendly staff. But this isn't luxury, and it shouldn't be thought of that way. There are many expected touches that are missing: in-room "coffee service" is plastic Keurig pods, no robes ("we don't do that anymore"), very basic toiletries (one 1"x2" thin bar of soap for 3 days), no daily housekeeping. Were some of those things due to COVID? Possibly, but we'll never know, as communication was barebones - not one piece of paper/info in the room. We went on a Princess Louisa boat/plane tour (fantastic) but all details on it were given in 30 seconds at check-in - wish we'd known more about the adventure in advance. Or about the path down to the dock (go past Cabin 5 and down the trail, keep to the right, need good footwear, will end up on gravel hill and eventually get to flat grassy area and small dock) which was a wonderful walk. Also, somewhat odd features in the suite, like a 'fireplace' which was just a giant votive for one candle, and a tiny shower stall with curtain and a crazily oversized shower/body spray. Didn't see the difference between suites and rooms either. Meals were included with our stay - food was excellent (separate Inlets review). Definitely some maintenance issues with the lodge, as we saw rotted railings, peeling paint, etc. Finally, this trip marked our 10 year anniversary, which we noted at the time of reservation, confirmation, and check-in...yet there was no mention of this or celebration as for the previous reviewer - inconsistent, and a missed easy opportunity to make guests feel special. In short, stunning setting, great place, delicious food, but room for improvements. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary treat

Oct 10, 2020 TrailBlazer603888

We spent two wonderful nights celebrating our 10th anniversary at this first class resort. We were greeted by two beautiful desserts and a note congratulatiing us as we entered our ocean view room. The big covered deck was a real treat as was the super comfortable king size bed. The bathroom had been completely redone with slate and vessel sink.… Read more
We spent two wonderful nights celebrating our 10th anniversary at this first class resort. We were greeted by two beautiful desserts and a note congratulatiing us as we entered our ocean view room. The big covered deck was a real treat as was the super comfortable king size bed. The bathroom had been completely redone with slate and vessel sink. Just beautiful. The meals were excellent and the service was friendly. We will be going back again next year. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Delicious Getaway

Sep 17, 2020 665gillieh

Despite smoky skies which marred the magnificent view, we enjoyed a delightful weekend tucked into a forest-view cabin savouring the outstanding food at the Lodge's Inlet Restaurant. Such delicious food and friendly service in a charming old-world ambience surrounded by giant wooden beams, firesides and first nation art. This place is special.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Memorable Birthday Dinner

Aug 7, 2020 Carol B Vancouver, Canada

My family surprised me by treating me to a birthday dinner at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge. The food was delicious, the service staff were outstanding, and the setting, stunning, It doesn't get any better. What a gift!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Views Matched By Their Customer Service!

Aug 1, 2020 bigmarkbrown

Firstly this lodge is in the middle of nowhere. Which is great. It’s actually an easy drive in but there’s not much around it for about an hours drive. We caught the late ferry and knowing this we called them up to say we’d probably be arriving a bit late at night as the ferry schedule can be less than predictable on a long weekend. They truly… Read more
Firstly this lodge is in the middle of nowhere. Which is great. It’s actually an easy drive in but there’s not much around it for about an hours drive. We caught the late ferry and knowing this we called them up to say we’d probably be arriving a bit late at night as the ferry schedule can be less than predictable on a long weekend. They truly went above and beyond to make sure we were able to access our room after hours and even left us some food as the restaurant was closed by our late hour arrival. It was far beyond what I was expecting and it was so hugely appreciated. And the food was fantastic. Delicious and fresh and the view you get while you eat is in my review!! We only stayed one night as a last min addition to a pre planned trip but I can’t wait to come back and spend several nights sometime very soon. Thanks again to all the staff at the lodge, Paul and Randi were the only names I recall but everyone was so great. Read less