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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Oct 21, 2019 ali_mac84 Blaydon, United Kingdom

We stayed here in the beginning of September for our Elopement in Canada. The lodge is located on the beautiful sunshine coast of British Columbia. The setting is breathtaking, overlooking the Sechelt inlet. We had did the twilight kayak tour on the evening we arrived. It was amazing seeing all the bioluminescents lighting up in the water as… Read more
We stayed here in the beginning of September for our Elopement in Canada. The lodge is located on the beautiful sunshine coast of British Columbia. The setting is breathtaking, overlooking the Sechelt inlet. We had did the twilight kayak tour on the evening we arrived. It was amazing seeing all the bioluminescents lighting up in the water as we paddled through. Our guide McKenzie was so friendly and knowledgeable and took some great photos for us. There are so many activities to do in the area from great hikes up mount Daniel and Pender Hill, to seeing the 2nd largest saltwater Rapids in the world at skookumuck narrows, where you will see people kayaking the rapids if you go for the XL time. We also took a boat up to chatterbox falls which was fantastic and flew back by Seaplane with breathtaking views. Our wedding day was faultless and all the staff made us feel very special and at ease, especially with it just being the two of us. We had a brilliant time from start to finish and would highly recommend this place even if just for the activities and beautiful scenery. Thank you to all who made our time so special. Read less
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Oct 13, 2019 Tom W

We stayed one night in one of their 4-unit cottages that had a great view of the bay and nearby islands. The couple that we were travelling with stayed in the adjacent room so it made it nice to be close for visiting. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable, however, the carpet needed cleaning and the room was in need of some general… Read more
We stayed one night in one of their 4-unit cottages that had a great view of the bay and nearby islands. The couple that we were travelling with stayed in the adjacent room so it made it nice to be close for visiting. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable, however, the carpet needed cleaning and the room was in need of some general upkeep. This might be because of it being the end of their tourist season so perhaps they were holding off on the upkeep until they closed for the season. Overall a very quiet and peaceful setting. The restaurant and serving staff were excellent with very good meals and nice presentations. The view of the inlet and harbour from the dining room and lounge is spectacular. Read less
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Oct 8, 2019 jeanpeterson02 Bellingham, Washington

There aren't enough superlatives to describe our stay at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge! The accommodations were lovely and private, the cuisine outstanding and creatively plated, the staff all were knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful, and the setting was simply stunning! We can't wait to return!!
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Sep 20, 2019 63TonyP Norwich, United Kingdom

A couple of days here to acclimatise to the coast after a week in The Rockies. Great choice. We had an ocean view with stunning scenery including very low cloud. Room very comfortable. The staff were friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The food exceptional. Well worth the detour along the Sunshine Coast
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