A unique destination in one of the most beautiful areas of British Columbia, West Coast Wilderness Lodge is an easy forty minute float plane ride or three hour ferry trip and drive from downtown Vancouver.
By Car & Ferry (3 hours):
The trip from Vancouver to the village of Egmont on the Sunshine Coast is a simple, scenic route.
The ferry crossing from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale is a quick 40 minutes and passes through Howe Sound, one of B.C.’s famous fjords. Click here for the schedule.
Your ferry ride ends in the town of Gibsons, which boasts a lively seaside harbour. From here, it is an hour-and-a-half drive to our resort.
Sechelt, a half hour from Gibsons, has some excellent lunchtime restaurants and artisan shops. Sechelt means “land between two waters” and is the isthmus that connects the rest of the Sunshine Coast peninsula to the mainland. An excellent quick stop during your trip is at Sechelt’s Porpoise Bay.
As you continue north, the road passes through quaint Pender Harbour to Egmont. Craggy bluffs with lichen, moss and Arbutus pass by on your right and to your left, the panoramic Strait of Georgia. Ruby Lake is another great stop to catch the afternoon sun on a sandy beach, just before you turn off to the tiny village of Egmont.
Traveling By Bus (3.5 hours):
Sunshine Coast Connector offers passenger service between Vancouver and Powell River, BC. Guests coming to West Coast Wilderness Lodge will walk off at Earl’s Cove ferry terminal, where a representative from the Lodge will pick you up. It is important you notify your reservation agent that you need pick-up service — please call beforehand to verify you are on schedule. The charge for this service is $25 per trip.
For more information about times or schedules, call Sunshine Coast Connector at 1-844-613-8222 or visit sunshinecoastconnector.ca.
Fly by Float Plane:
From Vancouver/Victoria/Nanaimo/Whistler (1/2 hour)
Sunshine Coast Air offers daily scheduled flights from Vancouver and Nanaimo to Sechelt with connecting flights to the Lodge, as well as chartered flights from a range of locations. To contact Sunshine Coast Air directly, call 1-604-740-8889, or visit their website at www.sunshinecoastair.com. Alternatively, contact us and we will take care of your travel bookings.
Harbour Air also offers daily scheduled flights from Vancouver, Victoria & Nanaimo to Sechelt with connecting flights to the Lodge. To book a flight directly with Harbour Air call 1-800-665-0212. However, the Lodge can take care of all your booking needs.
From Seattle: (2 hours)
Kenmore Air offers charter flights from Washington State directly to the Lodge. To book directly with Kenmore you can go to their website, www.kenmoreair.com, or West Coast Wilderness can book a flight for you.
Please note that if you are booking a Kenmore Air Package, West Coast Wilderness Lodge will take care of all your booking details.
Detailed Driving Instructions From Vancouver International Airport by-passing downtown:
Detailed Driving Instructions From Vancouver International Airport through downtown:
Detailed Driving Instructions From Seattle: (6 hour driving time, including ferries)