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Klahoose Wilderness Resort

How to Get Here

Location
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located just north of the Sunshine Coast in a remote deep water channel called Homfray Channel, or in the coast Salish languages "Thee chum mi yich" - meaning further back inside. The resort is oceanside in the lush coastal rainforest just south of the Great Bear Rainforest and Toba Inlet. Surrounded by the calm waters and Islands of Desolation Sound and the rugged Coast Mountain range, the Resort is only accessible by water or air. 

To get to us, we offer a boat transfer departing Klah ah men (meaning Place of Refuge) or Lund, British Columbia on Thursdays and Sundays. Our covered boat takes you to stunning Desolation Sound and the Klahoose Wilderness Resort, passage takes about 45 minutes, and is included in your stay.   

Stays include all meals, tours, and boat transfer from Lund, for 3 and 4 nights and the Resort boat transfer from Lund Harbour is scheduled between May and October.
 
Have questions or need help planning your trip? Contact us and we help with all the details!
 
How to Get to Klahoose Wilderness Resort 
Water Taxi is the most common way guests join us and is included in our packages. The trip is about 60 minutes by covered boat from Lund, into Desolation Sound and Klahoose Wilderness Resort. 
 
  • ARRIVALS: Our boat departs Lund Harbour for the Resort at 3:00PM 
 
  • DEPARTURES: Boat returns, from the Resort to Lund Harbour between 11:00AM-12:00PM
 

 
OPTION 1: BY CAR + WATER TAXI FROM LUND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Drive (5-6 hours) from Vancouver or Vancouver Island to the Sunshine Coast with BC Ferries to Lund, BC. Park your car in Lund (parking paid locally) and meet our boat at 2:30pm 

OPTION 2: FLY FROM VANCOUVER TO POWELL RIVER + LAND & BOAT TRANSFERS
Scheduled Flight Pacific Coastal Airlines flight from Vancouver International Airport South Terminal to Powell River Airport.
Flight is 35 minutes from Vancouver to Powell River. Shared Land Transfer from Powell River Airport to Lund is 45 minutes.
These flight with shared transfer are available from May to October. 
Rate: from $490  per person plus tax, round-trip flight. Powell River Airport - Lund shuttle and water taxi is included, offered once daily, in our packages - book through Klahoose Wilderness Resort or Pacific Coastal Airlines.

OPTION 3: SEAPLANE FROM DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER TO POWELL RIVER + LAND & BOAT TRANSFERS 
Scheduled seaplane flights with Harbour Air Seaplanes, from downtown Vancouver direct to Powell River, landing on Powell Lake (40 minutes) .(Shared Transfer from Powell River to Lund is 45 minutes and scheduled once daily from May to October.   Book with Harbour Air Seaplanes.

OPTION 4: SEAPLANE FROM VANCOUVER AIRPORT TO KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS RESORT 
Scheduled seaplane flight CorilAir Charters, from Vancouver International Airport - South Terminal direct to our dock.
Flight is approximately 60-90 minutes from Vancouver to our dock. This flight may include additional stops. These flight are available daily from June to September. 
Rate: from $995 per person plus tax, round-trip - book through Klahoose Wilderness Resort or CorilAir Charters.

OPTION 5: SEAPLANE FROM CAMPBELL RIVER TO KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS RESORT 
Scheduled seaplane flight CorilAir Charters, from Campbell River direct to our dock.
Flight is schedule daily and is approximately 20 minutes from Campbell River to our dock. This flight may include additional stops.
Rate: from $359 per person plus tax, round-trip - book through Klahoose Wilderness Resort or CorilAir Charters.


OPTION 6: SEAPLANE COMOX TO POWELL RIVER + LAND & BOAT TRANSFERS Scheduled seaplane flights with Harbour Air Seaplanes, from Comox direct to Powell River (20 minutes), landing on Powell Lake. Transfer from Powell River to Lund is 45 minutes and scheduled one daily from May to August.   Book with Harbour Air Seaplanes.


OPTION 7: CHARTER SEAPLANE OR HELICOPTER TO KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS RESORT 
Charters seaplane from Vancouver (1 hour), Campbell River (20 minutes), Seattle (2 hours) or anywhere nearby - direct to our dock.
Travel Planning
By Land and Ferry  
The drive from Vancouver to Lund, located on the northern end of the Sunshine Coast is considered one of the most spectacular car journeys in North America. The route includes two BC ferry crossings with plenty of additional sightseeing options along the way. The total journey time is typically 5-6 hours with several picturesque villages and ferry rides en-route. 

The 40-minute crossing from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale captures the magnificent scenery of Howe Sound and the B.C. Lower Mainland. A beautiful 90-minute drive from Langdale can include detours to the coastal village of Gibson and ends in Earls Cove where the Saltery Bay Ferry conveys passengers for 50 minutes across still more sublime scenery. The final one-hour drive to Lund passes through historic and now booming coastal town of Powell River.  

On Vancouver Island, BC Ferries regularly depart Comox, close to Campbell River, for a 1 hour 20 minutes crossing to Powell River. Lund is about 45 minutes drive from historic town of Powell River. 
 
Our boat transfer from Lund Harbour to Desolation Sound and the Resort, takes about 60 minutes and is scheduled to depart at about 3:00 pm on Thursdays and Sundays. 
 
By Scheduled Air and Transfer
Located deep within the heart of the remote Desolation Sound biosphere, Klahoose Wilderness Resort is remarkably accessible. Several flight options are available and can be booked through the Klahoose reservation team. 
a)  Scheduled flights with Pacific Coastal Airlines departs from Vancouver International (YVR) South Terminal to Powell River Airport (YPW) and only takes 35 minutes, followed by our pre-arranged shared road transfer (1 hour) to the charming coastal town of Lund. Upon arrival to Lund Harbour guests are greeted by their local host and take a scenic 60 minutes covered boat transfer into Desolation Sound and Klahoose Wilderness Resort.
Powell River Airport to Lund Harbour Shared Transfer Schedule (Available May-October):
Note: Schedules are based on Pacific Coastal Airlines schedule and are subject to change. Please check with us for the most up to date flight schedules as we only offer one scheduled boat + land transfer per day. The complimentary connecting land shuttle is also once daily as a shared transfer option to help promote sustainability and to matches the arrival and departure flights below. 
Early or late boat and land transfer to connect to different flights or ferry times are not included but are available for an additional cost.   
May 11 to June 24, 2023 / September 10 to October 19, 2023
Arrivals (Thursdays & Sundays) - Flight Vancouver (YVR) to Powell River Airport (YPW) + land transfer to Lund 
  • 11:00 YVR    11:35 YPW    8P205    
Departures (Sundays & Thursdays) - land transfer from Lund to / Powell River Airport (YPW) - Flight Vancouver (YVR)
  • 17:00 YPW    17:35 YVR    8P218  OR Sundays: 16:00 YPW     16:35 YVR  8P214   
June 25 to September 9, 2023
Arrivals (Thursdays & Sundays) - Flight Vancouver (YVR) to Powell River Airport (YPW) / land transfer to Lund 
  • 10:15 YVR    10:50 YPW    8P205   
Departures (Sundays & Thursdays) - land transfer from Lund to / Powell River Airport (YPW) - Flight Vancouver (YVR)
  • 14:00 YPW    14:35 YVR    8P210
b) Scheduled seaplane flight with CorilAir Charters departs Vancouver International Airport (YVR) South Terminal (2021 dates from June 30 through September 4th,  60-90 minute flight OR Campbell River (May 12 to October 16, 2022 - 20 minute flight) direct to the Klahoose Wilderness Resort's dock.  The seaplane flight is beautiful as you fly over the BC coast and you may stop at other small float plane accessible locations, in the Desolation Sound area.
Campbell River to Klahoose Wilderness Resort (May 11 to October 19)
  • Campbell River to Klahoose Wilderness Resort: 12:30 
  • Klahoose Wilderness Resort to Campbell River: Between 11:00 am-3:00 pm (pick-up times varies)
Vancouver (YVR-Southern Terminal) to Klahoose Wilderness Resort (late June to early September)
  • Vancouver to Klahoose Wilderness Resort: late-afternoon
  • Klahoose Wilderness Resort to Vancouver:  late-morning
 
c) Scheduled seaplane flight with Harbour Air Seaplanes departs downtown Vancouver twice daily landing on Powell Lake, located 10-minutes from the city Centre of Powell River.  Note: Land transfers are available from Powel River to Lund schedule once daily on Thursdays and Sundays.
 
Daily Flight Schedule 
Vancouver Harbour to Powell River (Sunshine Coast)
  • Depart 7:50am / Arrive 8:35am or 9:20am - Vancouver Harbour to Powell River 
  • afternoon flights also available which would require a pre-night stay in Powell River 
Powell River (Sunshine Coast) to Vancouver Harbour  
  • early morning flights are available which would require a post-night stay in Powell River
  • 5:00pm and 5:45pm Powell River to Vancouver Harbour Flight  
 
Note: All schedules are based on the airlines and are subject to change. Please check with us of the most up to date flight schedules and any details airport transfers between Powell River and Lund. ​
By Charter Flight
Private pre-schedule seaplane charters are available from Vancouver, Whistler, and Seattle directly to the Resort dock. Shorter charter flights can be arranged from Vancouver Island, Tofino or Campbell River. Seaplane Flights from Vancouver International (YVR) South Terminal direct to Klahoose Wilderness Resort's dock takes about one  hour.  

Private pre-scheduled helicopter service directly to the Klahoose Wilderness Resort’s Heli-landing area is also available from Campbell River or Lund and takes about 20 minutes. 
Vancouver
We recommend Gulf Island Seaplanes  or Harbour Air for charter service between Vancouver Airport or Vancouver Harbour direct to our dock (flight about one hour from Vancouver)
 
Seattle
For Seattle we recommend Kenmore Air with service between Seattle/Lake Union direct to our dock, via customs in Nanaimo. (travel time is about two hours from Seattle)  
Please contact us if you have questions or would like to book one of the above charter options. 
 
 
By Sea
It is also possible to access Klahoose Wilderness Resort by private boat or scheduled expedition cruise ship excursion and stay with us with one of our packages.  We do have limited moorage for boaters looking to stay with us on one of our 3 or 4 night all-inclusive packages.  
Note we do not offer transient moorage. For nearby transient moorage in Desolation Sound, please see our sister marina at Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, located on Cortes Island, BC.
Whichever way you choose, travelling to the Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound and Klahoose Wilderness Resort is nothing but spectacular! 
Do you have questions or need help planning your trip? Contact us and we help with all the details.
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