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 Rude owners. Poor management. Go to the BackEddy Instead

May 14, 2020 Joshua W Burnaby, Canada

Rude owners. Poor management. Poor communication with wedding couples during COVID. Found out that our wedding was cancelled through social media since they never contacted us. At first, they declined to return deposits, including fees paid by guests for lodging, despite that they were not opening and no one would be able to stay. It required… Read more
Rude owners. Poor management. Poor communication with wedding couples during COVID. Found out that our wedding was cancelled through social media since they never contacted us. At first, they declined to return deposits, including fees paid by guests for lodging, despite that they were not opening and no one would be able to stay. It required meeting with a law firm and threatening legal action to get them to capitulate. I recommend next door at the BackEddy where owners and staff are friendly, and where they had no qualms about refunding services not rendered. For our cancelled "wedding weekend", we stayed at the BackEddy, where we felt very welcome. We dodged a bullet by not ending up with our wedding at the WCWL. Problems had already begun before Covid with their poor communication. The wedding coordinator was rarely available and very difficult to get in touch with. It would sometimes takes 3-4 weeks before we received responses to inquiries and we always had to send multiple follow-up emails. I told the lodge during Summer 2019 that I wanted to book additional days pre and post wedding for the families. They told us that was no problem and to let them know in November. We did and they had already given our rooms away to other guests, despite me already trying to reserve them when they were available. Because of that we planned alternative accommodation before and after our wedding on the Sunshine Coast. During the planning process, we were routinely told that we could stop by during the off season if we had questions and just wanted to see the property while making plans. We did on two occasions to see the dining room and the outdoor "beach" area respectively. Both times we were clearly not welcome there. Paul is incredibly grumpy. Stayed once in October, 2019. Food at the restaurant is good. They market their "well known BC wine list", which is small and nothing more than one can easily find at any BC liquor. The rooms are adequate but certainly not "luxury", despite their marketing as a luxury wilderness lodge. Oddly, the modern cabins at the BackEddy Resort and Marina are more luxurious than any rooms at the WCWL. Still, the WCWL is a nice property with beautiful views. It's location is wonderful. It's unfortunate that it's run by Paul & Patti. I certainly will not return nor be recommending them to anyone. I far prefer the hospitality of the BackEddy. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great 4 nights

Feb 23, 2020 jonieleigh82 Salmon Arm, Canada

A nice quite place to get away from it all. The restaurant has fantastic food. The rooms are nice and clean with a Beautiful view and I took full advantage of the run in the room. Lots to do and see in the area as well.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon of dreams

Jan 4, 2020 Rossiesontour Liverpool, United Kingdom

We can't fault the WCW lodge, from the location, the venue, the service, food to the breathtaking views... everything was even better than we hoped. Good for a short escape, not much in surrounding area and only a small shop with basic groceries. We did the kayaking at the nearby watersports centre and that was within walking distance and highly… Read more
We can't fault the WCW lodge, from the location, the venue, the service, food to the breathtaking views... everything was even better than we hoped. Good for a short escape, not much in surrounding area and only a small shop with basic groceries. We did the kayaking at the nearby watersports centre and that was within walking distance and highly worth a visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No Empathy @ WCWL

Dec 4, 2019 Papalovesmambo808

I booked a stay for the summer 2020 for 3 days for 2 rooms in October and on November 1st the West Coast Wilderness Lodge announces that it is offering a 15% discount for stay in the summer of 2 days or more. I see this advertisement so I shoot off an email with a question of will the WCWL honor the discount with regard to the reservation I made… Read more
I booked a stay for the summer 2020 for 3 days for 2 rooms in October and on November 1st the West Coast Wilderness Lodge announces that it is offering a 15% discount for stay in the summer of 2 days or more. I see this advertisement so I shoot off an email with a question of will the WCWL honor the discount with regard to the reservation I made a month prior to the offer and its response was "no, since you booked prior to the November 1st release of the discount". There will be no doubt bad feelings about this cold shoulder response and poor customer relations when I'm staying there in the summer. Avoid this unsympathetic lodge or book late and wait for the discounts as I'm sure the discounts are bound to occur. I could kick myself for making the reservation so early. Good luck to you in getting the best deal. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 4 day stay for our Elopement

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