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Oceanfront Lodge on Vancouver Island | CA-OS002

Enjoy a relaxing getaway on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park

Overview

This oceanfront Lodge is there to accommodate any needs you might have. In this all-inclusive place, you’ll be able to escape everyday life, relax, learn, get inspired, and connect with nature. Be ready for the spectacular wilderness of Barkley Sound, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Highlights

  • Excursions with expert guides
  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
  • Chef-made meals
  • Huu-ay-aht Nation village
  • Zodiac boat
  • Fortress site of Kiix?in village
  • Diverse wildlife of Barkley Sound
  • Spacious rooms and cabins

The lodge welcomes guests for all-inclusive experiences in spring, summer and fall. You can plan your stay for 3, 4, or 7 nights. The lodge is located in one of the former Huu-ay-aht villages called ʔuc̓uuʔa (pronounced “ootsuu-a”). This location is admired for its astonishing views of the ocean. 

This exceptional lodge consists of the main lodge and two private cabins. The main lodge has five bedrooms, four with private bathrooms, a comfortable great room with a big stone fireplace, a large dining room, a library, a kitchen with a secondary dining area, and a workshop space. The two private cabins (single-story and two-story with all the amenities) offer spectacular views of Barkley Sound and are a perfect place to watch sunsets. On the site, you’ll also find a fire pit, indoor steam shower, private forests, gardens, and shorelines for a peaceful time with yourself. 

How to reach the lodge? It’s accessible by air and water, and traveling to the site is an experience in itself.

Note: transfers to and from the lodge at Bamfield are not included in the trip package, but if you need any help with the trip arrangements, the staff of the lodge is there to help you.

All three stay options are aligned with the passenger ferry scheduled from Port Alberni. MV Frances Barkley ferry makes three weekly round trips every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. An approximate four-hour trip won’t seem too long as the ferry has a small restaurant and enough indoor and outdoor seats. The ferry goes along the Alberni Inlet to Bamfield. During this trip, you’ll already have an opportunity to watch the wildlife, which includes whales, sea lions, and eagles. Once the ferry reaches the West Bamfield dock, the lodge staff will already wait for you to escort you to your accommodation. 

The lodge team can assist you if you wish to get a reservation on a scheduled or chartered float plane from Vancouver, Victoria, or Nanaimo. Private non-scheduled water taxis can also be planned from Port Alberni or Ucluelet. Lastly, van shuttle services from Victoria and Nanaimo to Bamfield are available from May 15 to September 30.

Availability Apr - Oct
Duration 3, 4 or 7 nights
Departs From Bamfield, BC
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No limit
Pick Up No
Meet on Location Yes

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  • Expert Guides
  • Small Group Experience
  • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
  • International number: +1 780 414 1676
  • Fast & secure payment

Availability (2023):

(Prices based on double occupancy)

April 1 - May 19:

    Prices: $495 - $695 CAD per person/per night

May 20 - September 15:

    Prices: $595 - $795 CAD per person/per night

September 16 - October 15:

    Prices: $495 - $695 CAD per person/per night

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What's Included

Included

  • Expert guidance for daily interpretive walks and hikes
  • Cultural site visits
  • Accommodation at the lodge
  • Concierge and housekeeping services
  • All meals
  • Guided water based excursions, explorations and wildlife viewing on inflatable skiffs
  • Lodge amenities
  • Outdoor gear suitable for activity and season

What to bring

  • Clothing for a variety of coastal weather conditions
  • Warm jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Hat & gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Fleece or wool sweaters
  • Camera
  • Daypack & water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • A full packing list will be provided upon booking

Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Bamfield
  • Alcohol beyond what is served with dinner
  • Gratuities (optional)

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

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Itinerary

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Sample itinerary showing a typical day at the lodge. The activities might change due to preference, season, weather conditions, etc. 

Morning: Breakfast and outdoor activities 

For those who like to wake up early, the day starts with bird-watching or photography around the lodge area. A delicious breakfast will await you in the dining area once you're back. After breakfast, a morning excursion follows. The type of activity will depend on the current season, weather conditions, and wildlife. The usual activities include a beach or intertidal zone walk, a hike through the rainforest, and a trip out on the zodiac boat. 

Noon: Lunch and excursions to Bamfield and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Once you get back, you'll be served lunch. After lunch, you'll have one more excursion to Bamfield and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to enjoy the nature and wildlife of the area. 

The intensity of the excursions arranged each day is balanced, keeping one of the excursions light and the other one more challenging. 

If you have a trip to Huu-ay-aht First Nations village and Kiix?in the village fortress site, you'll have lunch in this cultural area. 

Evening: Dinner and relaxing activities at the lodge 

After you finish your day's activities, you'll have time to rest before dinner. Later you can go outside to watch the sunset from the lookout bluff, spend your evening in warmth next to a campfire, or stargaze. You can also have some alone time reading a book in a great room or spend the rest of the night in your room.

At certain times during the year, the lodge also has an educational presentation in the evenings held by an expert in a particular scientific field. Participation is optional. 

During your stay at the lodge, you'll have the opportunity to experience something new and have a proper and well-deserved rest.

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

Pricing does not include: 5% GST.
A $250/person deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Anytime after confirmation: $250/person, 90-61 days prior to arrival: 25% of payment, 60-31 days prior to arrival: 50% of payment, 30-0 days prior to arrival: 100% of payment.