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We are honoured to be featured in the news and have collected some of the most recent news articles about our featuring Klahoose Wilderness Resort.  

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THE TRAVEL

May 13, 2022  - Renee Cosme

Move Over California: Check British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.Tours, like that from Klahoose Wilderness Resort, offer visitors experiences to view grizzly bears in Toba Inlet in the summer months.

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THE TELEGRAPH

April 27, 2022  - Mike MacEachern

"It was a spirit channeled by Randy Louie, a Klahoose First Nation member, who warmly greeted us on the jetty when we arrived for a hike through the fringes of the Great Bear Rainforest. “It’s good to see you,” he sang, to the thwack of a ceremonial drum. Stay awhile.”

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CANADIAN TRAVELLER

April 26, 2022  - Linda Barnard

At this Indigenous-Owned, Off-Grid Eco-Resort in B.C. Guests Can Spy on Grizzly Bears. At the Indigenous-owned Klahoose Wilderness Resort off British Columbia’s Desolation Sound, I got close enough to hulking grizzly bears to be able to count their claws as they dismantled and devoured dozens of salmon.

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THE ROYAL CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY 

April 5, 2022  - Royal Canadian Geographical Society 

Canadian Geographic Draws Readers off the Page and into the Field - Canadian Geographic Adventures. Over the years, the Society has collaborated with a variety of travel partners to bring meaningful, custom-curated travel experiences to our membership.  Klahoose Wilderness Resort is now a designated travel partner. 

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GLOBAL NEWS 

April 1, 2022  - Kamyar Razavi

What's behind the growing interest in Indigenous-led tourism in Canada? “Canadians,” Tait says “want to connect with Indigenous culture, Indigenous people. Tourism offers a way to do that.”

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GETTING ON TRAVEL

March 31, 2022  - Linda Barnard

What's behind the growing interest in Indigenous-led tourism in Canada? “Canadians,” Tait says “want to connect with Indigenous culture, Indigenous people. Tourism offers a way to do that.”

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ADVENTURE AWAITS TRAVEL BLOG

March 11, 2022  - Jenn Nelson Smith

Spring 2022 Issue: Grizzly Watching: Getting to know the locals in BC's scenic Desolation Sound

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ADVENTURE AWAITS TRAVEL BLOG

January 26,  2022  - Jami Savage

"22 Canada Eco Tour Adventures Worth Investing in for 2022. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, your adventure begins before you’ve even arrived as you traverse your way through Desolation Sound to the Klahoose Wilderness Resort."

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ADVENTURE AWAITS TRAVEL BLOG

February 3,  2022  - Claudia LaRoye

"20 Best Places to Travel in Canada for 2022: Time for Indigenous Tourism. Magnificent nature reigns in the inlets and islands of Desolation Sound on the province’s central coast, including at the luxurious Klahoose Wilderness Lodge eco-resort. Owned and operated by the Klahoose Nation, the lodge is accessible via boat from the town of Lund or float plane from Vancouver or Powell River"

Qantas Magazine

ADVENTURE AWAITS TRAVEL BLOG

February 2,  2022  - Karla Courtney

"On British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, an Indigenous-owned Wilderness Lodge lets' visitors experience where the bears, Orcas and seals roam free."

CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR

January 5,  2022  - Marc Kitteringham

Klahoose First Nation resort to be run on 100 per cent clean energy. Power to be drawn from nearby creek. The Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC) announced this week that thanks to grant funding, the Klahoose First Nation-run eco-resort will be transitioning to 100 per cent clean energy”.

The Telegraph UK

December 30,  2021  - Sue Watt; Mike Maceacheran; Chloe Sachdev; Gavin Bell; Rebecca Winke

British Columbia’s off-grid Klahoose Wilderness Resort, now under First Nations ownership, is a next-level example of a community-run eco lodge and place for spiritual repose. You can grizzly watch on Toba Inlet, hike riverine islands in Desolation Sound and learn about Klahoose indigenous culture.

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December 9,  2021  - Qantas Airways

For wildlife... Newly reopened and Indigenous-owned Klahoose Wilderness Resort is another secluded spot that can only be reached by boat or private seaplane.  If you aren’t greeted by seals on the large floating dock upon arrival, you will most likely see them lying about in the morning before the sun rises over the misty peaks. 

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Windspeaker

January 17,  2022  - Odette Auger, Windspeaker.com

 In the midst of a pandemic, climate emergency and uncertain economic future, Klahoose First Nation is looking at ways to shift from fossil dependence to alternative sources of green energy.

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MARINELOG

January, 17  2022  - Nick Blenkey

Now in service at the Klahoose Wilderness Resort on Cortes Island, B.C., Canada, the 32- by 12-foot Goat 1 water taxi is the latest addition to Port Angeles, Wash.-based boatbuilder Brix Marine’s PAXCAT portfolio. The vessel was ordered from Brix Marine by the Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC). QXMC is the business arm of the Klahoose First Nation and Goat 1’s arrival at the resort was marked with traditional cedar brushing ceremony.

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YAM MAGAZINE

January 7, 2022  - Linda Barnard

Come Ashore. Stay A While. The welcome is as warm as the scenery is wild at Indigenous-owned Klahoose Wilderness Resort. 

Campbell River Mirror
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Travel Insider Magazine
Can Geo Travel

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL

November 24,  2021  - Robin Esrock

33 Indigenous-led experiences to add to your Canadian bucket list. A comprehensive guide to some of the best Indigenous-led tourism experiences connecting Canadians and visitors to people and place

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NUVO MAGAZINE

November 22,  2021  - Ben Dreith

Winter, Issue 91. The Beauty of Arrival. Klahoose Wilderness Resort's First Nation influence and regenerative tourism on British Columbia's Desolation Sound. 

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WEST OF THE CITY MAGAZINE 

November 17,  2021  - Linda Barnard

Indigenous-owned and operated Klahoose Wilderness Resort in British Columbia, immerses guests in storytelling, traditions, craftwork and grizzly bear tours. 

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LA PRESSE

November 17,  2021  - Destination Canada

À la recherche de cadeaux originaux et remplis d’authenticité ? Pensez à offrir des séjours mémorables, des activités immersives ou des produits uniques qui permettent de plonger au cœur des différentes et dynamiques cultures autochtones du pays. Zoom sur des idées triées sur le volet.

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BOULEVARD MAGAZINE

November 16,  2021 - Lia Crowe 

Boulevard Magazine Okanagan - Nov/Dec Issue. Klahoose Wilderness Resort, to highlight local, Indigenous fashion designers and jewellery makers.

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OD DANS L'OUEST

November 14,  2021  

Occupation Double (sometimes referred to as OD) is a Canadian French language reality show.
The 15th season is filmed in western Canada titled "OD dans l'Ouest". La soiree delimination included a journey to Klahoose Wilderness Resort.

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VANCOUVER ISLAND DAILY

October 25, 2021 - Lia Crowe

Indigenous fashion at Klahoose Wilderness Resort. Boulevard visits Klahoose Wilderness Resort, deep in Desolation Sound, to highlight local, Indigenous fashion designers and jewellery makers. Mixing traditional pieces from coastal First Nations with contemporary Indigenous designs, we celebrate the richness of the past with the vibrancy of Indigenous culture today against the backdrop of the breathtaking Klahoose land.

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BIV MAGAZINE

October 25, 2021 

Business in Vancouver - Meeting Places 2022 - Klahoose Wilderness Resort- A new Indigenous Cultural Experience 

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BOULEVARD MAGAZINE 

October 12,  2021  - Lia Crowe

Boulevard at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, to highlight local, Indigenous fashion designers and jewellery makers. Link to the online magazine. The feature starts on page 60, travel story on page 66 and a special on page 114. 

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FORBES 

October 3 , 2021  -  Sandra MacGregor

Discover some of Canada's best Indigenous tourism experiences. Canada’s newest resort property, Klahoose Wilderness Resort, is an Indigenous cultural experience near Desolation Sound. Opened in June 2021, Klahoose offers guests an all-inclusive, luxury eco-resort vacation 

Outside Magazine

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

October 4 , 2021  -  Stephanie Pearson

Where to Travel Next: The Best Trip to Take in 2022. For a totally immersive experience of Indigenous culture, spend a few nights on a remote stretch of Canada’s Pacific coast at Klahoose Wilderness Resort.

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AFAR MAGAZINE

September 29 , 2021  -  Anna Haines

Canada has reopened to the U.S. Travelers - here's everything you need to know about visiting. New hotels in British Columbia...In the temperate rain forest of B.C.’s Desolation Sound, an Indigenous guide can introduce you to the local grizzly bears at the new Indigenous-owned Klahoose Wilderness Resort. 

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BRITISH COLUMBIA MAGAZINE

September 20 , 2021  - Fall 2021 Issue

Indigenous Tourism - find a deeper connection. 

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DOWNIELIVE

July 31, 2021  - Micheal Downie

Canada's NEWEST Wilderness Resort - WHAT IS IT?

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ZOOM THE SUNSHINE COAST 

July 30, 2021  - Nancy Pincombe

First Nations of the Sunshine Coast - people come here. 

Global Travel Media

GLOBAL BC NEWS

July 30, 2021  - Carey McBeth

Coastal Experiences - BC Coastal Experiences. Carey McBeth of Illustrious BC shows the best ways to visit the warm waters of Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet.

BC Magazine

BRITISH COLUMBIA MAGAZINE

July 5, 2021  - Diane Selkirk

Taking Time for Indigenous Tourism

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TORONTO.COM

July 3, 2021  -  WING SZE TANG

Ready to travel? Here are five beautiful new hotels opening in Canada in 2021. 

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DAILY HIVE VANCOUVER

June 22, 2021  - Cassandra Gill

Bucket List BC: 9 hotels and resorts you have to visit once in your life.

British Columbia is home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the world. From iconic glamping experiences to luxe hotels in the centre of our biggest city, here’s a list of bucket list hotels in BC to stay at once in your life.

BCAA Magazine Summer 2021

BCAA MAGAZINE

May 20, 2021 - Sheila Hansen

Latest travel story highlights B.C.'s newest Indigenous eco-retreat, Klahoose Wilderness Resort, in the spring/summer 2021 issue of BCAA Magazine.

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BRIX MARINE 

May 13, 2021, BRIX

Port Angeles, WA – Boatbuilder Brix Marine (formerly Armstrong Marine USA) is currently constructing the 32’ x 12’ catamaran for the Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC). QXMC is the business arm of the Klahoose First Nation, located on Cortes Island, B.C, Canada

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MONTREAL GAZETTE  

April 16, 2021 - Rochelle Lash

Hotel Intel: Indigenous resort gives close-up view of B.C. wilderness.   Klahoose Wilderness Resort, an Indigenous-owned enterprise, expects to open in May and will operate according to the travel guidelines

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VACAY.CA

April 16, 2021 - Claudia Laroye

Escape from Home with Indigenous Experiences for Summer. The Klahoose Nation will operate the new premier Indigenous destination resort of Klahoose Wilderness Resort in British Columbia’s Desolation Sound this summer. 

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PARTIER AUTREMENT EN FAMILLE - TV5UNIS.CA

March 18, 2021 - 48 minutes

Watch the episode, featuring chef and restaurateur Stefano Faita.  After a fascinating trip to the wild coasts of British Columbia, Stefano Faita and his daughter are staying at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, operated by the Klahoose, one of the three nations of that territory.  

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NATIONAL OBSERVER  

March 26, 2021 - Rochelle Baker

B.C.’s Indigenous tourism operators betting on local markets

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BOOMER604

March 26, 2021 - Sandra Thomas

Klahoose Wilderness Resort under Indigenous stewardship. Standing on the large floating dock of Klahoose Wilderness Resort, formerly known as Homfray Lodge, I struggled to get the camera on my phone open as a large pod of Pacific White Sided dolphins flew past

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MISS604

March 29, 2021 - Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last year I’ve spent every #TravelTuesday looking back at fond travel memories, and one that brings back visions of spectacular coastal scenery, feelings of relaxation and pure fun (with kayaking, boat trips to waterfalls, and grizzly bear photography) is has some really big news! 

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THE GLOBE AND MAIL

March 2, 2021 - Waheeda Harris

Staycation at these seven Canadian hotels opening this year
New hotels coming this spring and summer, from B.C.’s Klahoose Wilderness Resort, only accessible by boat or seaplane,

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ADVENTURE TRAVEL TRADE ASSOCIATION

March 10, 2021

Indigenous Tourism Development Becomes a Driving Force for Klahoose Nation with the Acquisition of Klahoose Wilderness Resort

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CANADIAN TRAVEL NEWS

February 6, 2021 - Jim Byers

Situated along Homfray Channel in the temperate rainforest of BC’s Desolation Sound, Klahoose Wilderness Resort – newly acquired by the Klahoose First Nation – will open in May 2021.

Toronto Star

TORONTO STAR  

January 21, 2021 - Odette Auger

Rebuilding salmon stocks in the face of climate change

 

“Hatcheries are key and important, it’s returning back what we’ve taken,” she says. “If you take enough to feed us through the winter, it’s nice to be able to put it back.” Tina Wesley

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LUXUSINSIDER

January 12, 2021 - Cathrin Lührs

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Fundsuck des Monats. Als abgelegen darf man dieses Schmucktuck wohl zu Recht bezeichnen. Das Klahoose Wilderness Resort liegt am Homfray Channel in British Columbia zwischen dem Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park und dem Toba Inlet inmitten des Kustenregenwalds auf dem Gebiet der Klahoose First Nation.  Schon die Andreise ist eign Erlebnis, denn das Resort ist nur per Schiff oder Flugzeug erreichbar. Der Luxus dieses Hotels liegt nicht nur in der Anlage selbst sondern in der einzigartigen Lage, der Stille der kanadischen Natur und in den besonderen Erlebnissen, von denen man noch lange traumt.

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THE TELEGRAPH UK

December 29, 2020 - Nikki Bayley

"Stuck at home, I've travelled vicariously through Google Maps, tracing my mouse along the route from Vancouver to Lund, BC's Sunshine Coast before imagining the boat transfer to Klahoose Wilderness Resort in Desolation Sound. This new resort from the Klahoose First nation offers grizzly bear and orca watching, ocean and rainforest adventures and the change to explore the culture of the Klahoose Nation."

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NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE 

December 23, 2020 - Kathleen Rellihan

Where We Are Dreaming of Traveling in 2021.

 

“Think wide-open spaces, small-group adventures and responsible back-to-nature trips. Playing it safe doesn't mean you can't get outside your comfort zone and have a novel adventure though."

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

November 24, 2020 - Jessica Prupas

These Indigenous women are reshaping Canada's tourism industry. 

"We like to tell visitors that they'll leave our program looking at the world in a different way"

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CANADIAN TRAVEL NEWS

November 16, 2020 - Jim Byers

The Resort aligns with the Klahoose Nation’s cultural and traditional values while protecting the territory and creating employment for the community.

 

“I was deeply touched at the moment I set foot on that site and strategically, this purchase lays our foundation upon which our tourism offer will lay”

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INDIGENOUS TOURISM BC 

November 18, 2020 - ITBC

Klahoose Nation Acquires Klahoose Wilderness Resort, formerly Homfray Lodge, in BC's Desolation Sound. 

 

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GLOBAL TRAVEL MEDIA

November 18, 2020 - Global Travel Media

Indigenous tourism development becomes a driving force for Klahoose Nation with the recent acquisition of Klahoose Wilderness Resort in British Columbia’s Desolation Sound.

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QXMC - PRESS RELEASE

November 16, 2020, Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation

“Welcoming visitors to our territory and home brings opportunities and strengthens our Nation’s framework of modern life and aligns with our community vision for the future,” says Chief Kevin Peacey.

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HOLLYHOCK 

November 18, 2020 - Katya Potapova

"We are proud to steward the land that we are based on and excited to share the great news from the Klahoose Nation"

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EXPLORE MAGAZINE

September 17, 2019 - Claudia Laroye

Go Here: Encounters with Grizzlies in Desolation Sound.

"We stand in silence, barely moving. Over the sound of rushing water, I strain my ears to listen for the crack of a twig, a rustle in the bushes near the river. Sounds that would indicate something large stirring nearby. Something like a grizzly bear."

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December 14, 2020 - Amelia Wynne

Get your paws off my dinner! Two 50-stone grizzly bears attack each other in a vicious battle over the right to fish salmon in Canadian river

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VANCOUVER SUN

November 9, 2020 - Tom Jamieson

Beauty and the bears in Toba Valley - a B.C. love story

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TORONTO STAR

December 19, 2020 - Odette Auger

As their community went into COVID lockdown, this family hunted for elk with their ancestors watching over

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EVERTHINGZOOMER.COM

October 30, 2018 - Susan Nerberg

The timber frame Klahoose Wilderness Resort blends wilderness chic and great food to create a warm and welcoming home away from home. 

Older Articles (formerly Homfray Lodge)

Geilenkirchener Zeitung, March - Bernard Kreiger. March 3, 2022 - Kanada Sunshine Coast: Ein paar nette Stadtchen, viel Kunst und noch mehr Natur: Erin kleiner Kustenabschnitt im Western Kanadas verzaubert mit urwuchsigen Fjorden, Orcas und Grizzlys.  Read More 

 

BC Ferries OnBoard Coastal BC Travel & Lifestyle Magazine, Elizabeth Chorney-Booth, April 29, 2019 –  Immersed in Nature - There's no shortage of wilderness hideaways on BC's coast. Read More

Living Magazine, Erin Cebula, March 18, 2019 - A wonderfully rustic wilderness destination Read More   

CBC Life, Helen Earley, July 3, 2019 - Even if you haven't planned ahead, it's not too late to book a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Read More 

 

Vacay.ca, October 23, 2019 Michelle Hopkins - Finding Serenity and Adventure in Desolation Sound.  Read More

 

t-online,  March 9,  2019. Berhanrd Kreiger - Kennen Sie schon Kanada Sunshine Coast?  Read More

Luxe Magazine Canada, July 2019, - Andrea Karr - Into the Wild - And nowhere in the country does reality so fully meet expectations as Desolation Sound. Read More

Vancouver Is Awesome, July 26, 2019, - Sandra Thomas- From dolphins to a black bear, our visit to Desolation Sound was one we'll never forget. Read More

Recontre Avec Des Grizzlies - Unsacsurledos October 31, 2018, - Je Suies parti en Columbie-Britannique au Canada fin Septmbre, avec pour premier objectif une rencountre avec des grizzlies.  Read More

 

The Times Travel London, February 17, 2018, - Aaron Millar - Take a boat trip on Desolation Sound. Read More

If you are looking for our 2020 opening Press Release please go here: Press Release

If you are Media or Travel Trade looking to work with us, please go to our Media/Travel Trade page for story ideas, images and how to connect with us.