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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Jul 22, 2019 Mark M Bradenton Beach, Florida

I visited the West Coast Wilderness Lodge last night for dinner and it was absolutely spectacular. The view is to die for looking over Jervis Inlet with all the beauty you would expect for this incredible part of the Sunshine Coast. Dinner was a treat; the best seafood chowder in the world and the salmon with pea risotto was perfectly cooked.… Read more
I visited the West Coast Wilderness Lodge last night for dinner and it was absolutely spectacular. The view is to die for looking over Jervis Inlet with all the beauty you would expect for this incredible part of the Sunshine Coast. Dinner was a treat; the best seafood chowder in the world and the salmon with pea risotto was perfectly cooked. Amazing flavours and beautifully presented. Thanks to Mark and the other staff that made my visit memorable. Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 j0dibg Port Perry, Canada

WCWL made our elopement beyond magical. They went above and beyond to ensure that our day was perfect. We truly couldn’t have asked for anything more. The planning process was easy and communication was reliable and consistent. The location is pure natural paradise, coupled with all the luxuries and extras that made our day so special!
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Jul 17, 2019 amastalir

If you are looking for a naturally sophisticated, rustic setting, the WCWL checks all the boxes. We were there Jun 14 & 15, 2019 for our daughter’s wedding and booked the Lodge Plated Dinner Package. As a family with over 100 cumulative years in the hospitality industry – we are very discerning guests – the team at WCWL probably has another word… Read more
If you are looking for a naturally sophisticated, rustic setting, the WCWL checks all the boxes. We were there Jun 14 & 15, 2019 for our daughter’s wedding and booked the Lodge Plated Dinner Package. As a family with over 100 cumulative years in the hospitality industry – we are very discerning guests – the team at WCWL probably has another word for that! We asked the Lodge to do setups they hadn’t done before, provide meals where 1/3 of our guests had dietary restrictions, ‘flip’ spaces for multiple uses, store and keep track of items we brought with us including the wedding cake. The team at the WCWL knocked it out of the park! They delivered a stressless and worry free weekend. Their hard work truly enabled us to relax, be present and revel in all the wonderful moments of this new chapter in our lives. Accommodations are very comfortable, clean and naturally chic. There’s no bathrobes – towels are super thick and generous enough to ‘wrap us up’! Stepping out of our room right into the forest was magical and very calming. Because the furthest room is literally 1 minute from the main building, it gave us the perfect balance of all being super close to everyone, yet gave everyone their own space – we all love family, and this let us love them more! Food and Beverage nailed it! Our expectations were exceeded. The Chef and his culinary team produced creative, flavourful dishes consistently for both the ‘contracted’ meals and regular dining. They went the extra mile to create a special vegetarian plate for the bride. Added touches along the way were wonderful surprises – cucumber in the pre-set water glasses and mint (from the chef’s garden I think) in the room glass delivery! The casual BBQ on the first night had great burgers, beautiful fresh baked buns. All the salads and garnishes were garden fresh and very tasty. The crumble dessert got raves! Due to wild fire risk, there was a fire ban so we opted out of the Smores BBQ. Room deliveries to the bride and groom were prompt, beautifully presented and exactly what we asked for. The reception and hors d’ouevres were ready exactly on time, delicious and plentiful. Dinner was outstanding - Bocconcini salad – simply refreshing, Mains – the culinary and service team delivered 62 beef, 20 chicken and 6 vegetarian meals piping hot and to the correct people flawlessly – the beef was a perfect medium rare! Cutting and plating the wedding cake to look exactly as requested - Feedback from our guests was off the charts fantastic! Dancing on the deck under the stars was an absolute blast. If you order the midnight snack – it comes at about 1030 – we had to double down it – dancers were hungrier than we anticipated! Thankfully the kitchen could accommodate the last-minute request. Wine list covers the spectrum and we had no trouble finding good value. The service team, led by Maddie, was always there when we needed them and quietly aside when necessary. They were engaging, sincere and ready to do whatever it took to make our event perfectly special. Organization and Set up Geneveive Robichaud and her team delivered on every level from the initial booking to final payment. Every request we had was met with either a full on yes or a solution. Their ability to strip locations and reset with military precision is admirable! They strive for attention to detail and genuinely had our best interests at heart. The whole Lodge team worked seamlessly with our wedding planners and gave us the best outcome possible. We are very grateful for all their hard work and diligence. Bottom line – If we could do it all over again there’s only one thing we would change – we would stay longer! It was that perfect! Photos included are by Jennifer Picard Photography Read less
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Jul 5, 2019 Rob M

The West Coast Wilderness Lodge offers the most beautiful view one can imagine. And it’s not too far from Vancouver. The room was so nice and spacious. The bath with ocean views was perfect! The food was amazing. The flowers and vines decorating the property are gorgeous. And best of all, the staff were so nice. I’ve found my luxurious wilderness… Read more
The West Coast Wilderness Lodge offers the most beautiful view one can imagine. And it’s not too far from Vancouver. The room was so nice and spacious. The bath with ocean views was perfect! The food was amazing. The flowers and vines decorating the property are gorgeous. And best of all, the staff were so nice. I’ve found my luxurious wilderness destination. I’ll be back soon, WCWL! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Didn’t ever want to leave

Jun 22, 2019 S9339TFemmab London, United Kingdom

Everything about this hotel was heaven. The welcome from the reception staff and all waiting staff was great. The view from the decking and the dining room was incredible and worth going just for that - the sunsets were beautiful. Our room was a sea view suite which did not disappoint and nor did the food which blew us away at every opportunity.… Read more
Everything about this hotel was heaven. The welcome from the reception staff and all waiting staff was great. The view from the decking and the dining room was incredible and worth going just for that - the sunsets were beautiful. Our room was a sea view suite which did not disappoint and nor did the food which blew us away at every opportunity. Everything was clean and in working order and the bed was super comfy and big! Happy hour was a delight which we spent on the decking, soaking up the rays and watching the view and the world go passed. The hot tub was also lovely and a nice way to while a way an hour or so in the blissful environment. Read less