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Discover Jervis Inlet with WCWL staycation

Discover Jervis Inlet with WCWL staycation

West Coast Wilderness Lodge, overlooking scenic Jervis Inlet, is a romantic spot for a couples getaway. With a wealth of activities and places to explore nearby, the Lodge provides an unusual and stress-free on-Coast vacation experience. Photos submitted

Heather Jeal,
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Originally built to educate children about the outdoors and the environment, and still a favourite with families, West Coast Wilderness Lodge (WCWL) in Egmont, BC is now drawing travellers from around the world who welcome a touch of pampering with their rugged adventures. Now WCWL invites Coast residents to discover the excitement and beauty of this unique facility, offering a series of special packages for one-day ‘staycation’ getaways.

Perched on the shore of Jervis Inlet and surrounded by a wealth of flora and fauna, WCWL is a jumping-off point for some of BC’s most scenic and historic tours and activities. The Lodge facilitates tours and cruises through the scenic fjord and protected waters of Princess Louisa Inlet – viewing Malibu Rapids and Chatterbox Falls. Motorboat, kayak or zodiac cruises through Jervis Inlet are a photographer’s dream with dozens of waterfalls, 7,000-foot-high cliffs, and historical petroglyphs (ancient rock paintings of Coast Salish First Nations.) Hiking trails abound, connecting to the nearby provincial park and Skookumchuck Rapids viewpoints.

Wedding parties, newlyweds and romantics celebrating a special anniversary are drawn to WCWL’s outstanding views, spa packages, and fine dining. For a truly memorable experience, guests enjoy a summer dinner on the WCWL Inlets Restaurant’s spacious deck with a breathtaking sunset against the spectacular mountain and ocean backdrop for dessert. In cooler or inclement weather, diners can still watch for herons and sea lions and enjoy the forests, inlets and islands through the floor-to-ceiling windows that span the entire hall. The menu combines classic European style with regional Canadian food influences, earning accolades from Pacific Yachting magazine for “the best waterfront restaurant in this part of the world.”

While the days are long and the sun is warm, enjoy a world-class getaway for a few hours, or a few days at Egmont and WCWL. And for Coasters, there’s a bonus – no ferry line-ups.

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