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Awards & Recognition

Discover Klahoose Wilderness Resort, an acclaimed all-inclusive eco-retreat in British Columbia's Desolation Sound. Honoured as one of the World's Best New Hotels by AFAR, recipient of the prestigious Indigenous Tourism Experience Award from the BC tourism industry, and Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards in 2024, 2023 and 2022, our authentic Indigenous sustainable eco lodge stands as a beacon of excellence. 

We take great pride in our awards as it speaks to our dedication to providing exceptional service, sustainability, and ensuring that our guests have a truly extraordinary experience.

Each one of these awards and recognitions reflect the commitment from our entire team to offer an Authentic Indigenous experience that is meaningful to each guest and honours the Klahoose people.  

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Travellers' Choice Awards
2024 Winner

Tripadvisor

Klahoose Wilderness Resort
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Original Original Award
2024 Finalist

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

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Indigenous Tourism Award
2023 Finalist

Tourism Industry Association of Canada 

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BC Tourism and Hospitality Conference

Indigenous Experience Award Winner
2023

Tourism Industry Association of BC

Klahoose Wilderness Resort
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Worlds Best New Hotels
2023

AFAR

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY STAY?
    Your stay includes all meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure, snacks, non alcoholic beverages, boat tour(s), boat transfer from Lund to the Resort and for those flying between Vancouver Airport and Powell River Airport, an airport transfer from Powell River to Lund to meet our boat. Guests can use our kayaks, paddle boards, rainforest hiking and walking trails, campfire area, dock area with woodfire sauna and the lodge has free WI-FI. We include Indigenous activities each day, starting with the traditional Klahoose welcome ceremony when you arrive at our dock. Toba Inlet Whale Watching and Marine Tour is included from opening in May, June, July and late August. One boat tour is included on Day 2 and we also take you to Apokum, on Day 3, a Klahoose traditional seasonal village site. Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours are included from late August, September and October (two tours are included with the 3-night or 4-night package) Not included would be alcoholic beverages, gratuity, and any optional tours, transportation from your home to Powell River or Lund.
  • HOW DOES THE RESORT INCORPORATE KLAHOOSE TRADITIONS INTO EACH STAY?
    The sharing of the Klahoose traditions, led by our cultural interpreters, like the welcome ceremony, Indigenous led wildlife tours, bruising-off-ceremony and evening cultural sharing are all example of experiences guests during every stay.
  • HOW MANY NIGHTS ARE THE PACKAGES AND WHAT DAYS CAN I BOOK?
    Klahoose Wilderness Resort specializes in 3 a 4 all inclusive wilderness and cultural packages. Stays are based on a three-night stay arriving Thursdays and departing Sundays, a four-night stay arriving Sundays and departing Thursdays. Season is from May to October with whale watching boat tours include from May, June, July and August and from late August, September and October our tours include Grizzly Bear Viewing from platforms.
  • WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN / CHECK OUT ?
    4:00 PM, at the Resort. Guests that are driving will meet our boat transfer in Lund between 2:30 and 3:00 PM. The covered boat transfer takes about 45 minutes from Lund Harbour to Desolation Sound and the Resort. An airport transfer from Powell River Airport to Lund is also available if guests are choose to fly from Vancouver (35 minutes) or ask us about flights direct to our dock. We check out after breakfast at 10:00 AM. Our boat transfer from the Resort back to Lund Harbour arrives at about 12:00 PM.
  • DO YOU OFFER LAND TRANSFER FROM LUND, FOR FLIGHTS FROM VANCOUVER TO POWELL RIVER?
    Yes! We meet the arrival of the Pacific Coastal Airlines Vancouver South Terminal (YVR) to Powell River Airport (YPW) (35 minute flight) and land transfer to Lund (1 hour) to meet our boat. This land transfer is complimentary on our schedule. Please check schedules with our reservations team prior to booking your flights.
  • WHERE DO I MEET THE BOAT TO TRANSFER TO THE RESORT?
    The water taxi operates from the Lund Resort Marina in Lund Harbour. Guests will meet staff at the Lund Resort at Klah Ah Men. The boat transfer is schedules to depart Lund for the Resort at 3 pm on Thursdays and Sundays and returns to Lund at about noon. The GOAT 1 meeting guests at the Lund Marina
  • CAN I FLY DIRECT TO THE RESORT?
    Yes! Charters are available anytime or in the peak season schedule seaplane flight are avaialble from Vancouver International South Terminal to our dock with Corilair. Charter flights are also available from Vancouver, Campbell River, Whistler, Tofino, Victoria Seattle or any other nearby resorts and lodges. Please contact us if you would like information on charter flights direct to the Resort.
  • IS THERE PARKING IN LUND?
    Yes! There is overnight parking next to the Lund Resort at Klah Ah Men and adjacent to our boat departure point at the Lund marina. The rate is $10 per day, subject to change.
  • ARE THERE ANY BAGGAGE RESTRICTIONS?
    With most of our guests arriving by water taxi, there are no restrictions on luggage. If you are travelling by air to/from the resort you must check the luggage restrictions with the air carrier.
  • ARE GRATUITIES INCLUDED?
    If you enjoyed your stay or wish to further acknowledge the staff and guides, please ask for an envelope and you may leave a gratuity with the on-site manager. Recommend at $50 per day per guest. These gratuities are shared among the resorts staff.
  • CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE MY DIETARY RESTICTIONS?
    Yes! We will cater to any dietary restrictions or food allergies. When you book with us please advise of any dietary restrictions or allergies.
  • TELL ME ABOUT YOUR SUSTAINABILITY ?
    The Klahoose ancestors have managed the legacy of natural resources, honouring and protecting the environment and its inhabitants for a millennium. Klahoose Wilderness Resort is Certified Sustainable and also includes a conservation fee, part of which goes to wildlife conservation. When you stay with us you can also join our off-the-grid back of house tour to see our clean energy hydro system that powers the resort. For more our our sustainability please see: https://www.klahooseresort.com/sustainability
  • DO YOU HAVE WI-FI?
    Complimentary WI-FI is included during your stay and is available in the main lodge area. Note the WIFI works well for the internet, posting images etc., but you can not stream movies or upload videos. Please share your image during your stay, but please wait to share your videos. Tag us on social media at #KlahooseWildernessResort
  • DO YOU HAVE A PHONE OR CELL COVERAGE?
    There is no cell coverage at Klahoose Wilderness Resort. We have a resort satellite phone that is available for guests to use.
  • ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
    As much as we love them, we are unable to accommodate pets due the covered boat transfers and proximity of wildlife habitats.
  • CAN I SMOKE AT THE RESORT?
    All of our public areas, rooms and cabins are smoke free. Guests may smoke outside in the designated area. Please ask out manager when you arrive.
  • WHAT IS THE RESORTS ROOM OCCUPANCY?
    Klahoose Wilderness Resort has 4 Lodge Rooms located in the main lodge and 3 private Cabins located a short walk from the main lodge. Based on double occupancy the Resort can accommodate 14 guests. Total capacity is 26 when guest are sharing all the bedrooms. Lodge Room (4 available): Sleeps 1 to 4 guests One Bedroom Cabin (1 available): Sleeps up to 4 guests Two Bedroom Cabin (2 available): Sleep up to 6 guests Lodge Room:
  • CAN FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN VISIT?
    Yes! Families with children are welcome at the Resort anytime between May and October. For the included Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours (late August to October), the minimum age to participate is 10 years old, as we spend 2-3 quietly hours watching the bears from our viewing platforms. Parents and guardians are required to supervise children at all times. We do have have lifeguards or any babysitting service. Children 2 and under are free.
  • IS GRIZZLY BEAR VIEWING BY BOAT OR VIEWING PLATFORM?
    Our Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours are from our private fixed viewing platforms in Toba Inlet. The platforms are set in locations along the Klite River, a remote wilderness river in Toba Inlet, and are situated above the ground, designed to provide an optimal viewing vantage point, while maintaining a safe distance from the bears. Tours are fully guided by our Indigenous Klahoose bear viewing guides and include a short land transfer from our dock to the forest and river viewing areas by mini-bus, often parking right beside the viewing platforms making the experience accessible. A boat will transfer you from the Resort to our dock in Toba Inlet. This scenic boat ride passes spectacular scenery and several major waterfalls.
  • TELL ME ABOUT MOBILITY?
    Our resort and tours are not wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the environment we operate in. If you have any disability requirements and you are unsure of our safety practices, please contact us to discuss. Good mobility is recommend for walking up and down the marina dock and ramps, in Lund Harbour, and also embarking and disembarking vessels plus we have stairs at the main entrance to the resort and to all rooms and cabins. However, all our of tours and transfers are dock to dock and luggage handling is included. We take our time during tours and we do not exit vessels onto rocky shorelines or beaches and guided boat tours or bear tours do not including any hiking on trails. On our grizzly bear tours, we travel by covered heated boat to our dock, then a mini-bus which parks next to or viewing platforms which have stairs to enter. Sometimes a short gravel pathway is used to access the platforms.
  • TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE INDIGENOUS TOURISM DESTINATION FUND (ITDF)
    The Indigenous Tourism Destination Fund (ITDF) is your chance to support Indigenous Tourism in Canada, and help fulfill the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92: by ensuring Indigenous communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic activities taking place on their lands or using their resources. The ITDF is a fund that assists Indigenous tourism business nationwide through Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC). When you make your booking the ITDF will automatically be included. Note that an option to opt-out is available by clicking on the ITDF link when booking.
  • WHAT IS THE PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
    A 10% deposit is required to make a booking with the balance due 45 days prior to arrival. From the time of booking a $100 per person cancellation or change fee applies. From 0-44 prior to arrival there no refunds. To view our full policy: Booking Terms & Conditions
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