Travelling to Egmont, BC on the Sunshine Coast


By Car & Ferry:

(3 hours travelling time) 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 arrive in the tiny village of Egmont.

Traveling By Bus: (3 1/2 hours)

Malaspina Coach Lines 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 $10 per trip.

For more information about times or schedules, call Malaspina at 1-877-227-8287.

The view from your float plane as you fly up the Sunshine Coast to West Coast Wilderness Lodge in the village of Egmont

Fly by Float Plane:

From Vancouver/Victoria/Nanaimo (1/2 hour)

West Coast Air offers daily scheduled flights from Vancouver, Victoria & Nanaimo to Sechelt with connecting flights to the Lodge. To book a flight directly with West Coast Air call 1-866-885-2111. However, the Lodge can take care of all your booking needs.

From Whistler:

Whistler Air offers charter flights directly to the Lodge. To book directly with Whistler Air please call 1-888-806-2299 or their website is www.whistlerair.ca. 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 Directions:

From Vancouver International Airport by-passing downtown:
Exit parking lot and continue straight.
Proceed over Arthur Laing Bridge.
Take Marine Drive East to Boundary Road.
Turn left (heading north) on Boundary Road.
Turn right on Route #1 (this exit is right after traffic lights at Canada Way and Boundary).
Stay on Route #1 which leads over the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge.
You are now on Highway #99 heading toward the Upper Levels Highway also know as the "Sea to Sky Corridor".
Leave Highway 99 at the Horseshoe Bay turnoff.
Take the Langdale, Sunshine Coast Ferry.
When you arrive on the Sunshine Coast you land immediately on Highway 101 and travel North, approximately 85 kilometers, following the signs to Earl's Cove Ferry Terminal.
Turn right when you see a sign to Egmont and follow the Egmont road for six kilometers until you reach Maple Road.
At Maple Road turn left and continue approximately 1/2 kilometers to a junction with a large sign for Egmont Marina.
On the right you will see a large set of black gates and the sign for West Coast Wilderness Lodge.

From Vancouver International Airport through downtown:
Follow the signs to Grant McConachie Way, Vancouver and City Centre.
Proceed over Arthur Laing Bridge.
Keep right and follow the signs to Granville Street and City Centre.
Go along Granville Street (approximately 8 km), then over the Granville Bridge.
Take the Seymour exit off Granville Bridge.
Follow Seymour Street 7 blocks to Georgia and turn left (west).
Head west along Georgia Street, approximately 12 blocks to Stanley Park.
Go through Stanley Park and onto the Lion's Gate Bridge.
As you leave the bridge, follow the signs for West Vancouver.
You will find yourself on Marine Drive.
At the 1st traffic light turn right onto Taylor Way.
At the 2nd traffic light, take the left lane and follow the signs to Horseshoe Bay.
Take the Langdale, Sunshine Coast Ferry.
When you arrive on the Sunshine Coast you land immediately on Highway 101 and travel North, approximately 85 kilometres following the signs for Earl's Cove Ferry Terminal.
Turn right when you see a sign for Egmont and follow the Egmont road for six kilometres until you reach Maple Road.
At Maple Road turn left and continue approximately 1/2 kilometres to a junction with a large sign for Egmont Marina.
On the right you will see a large set of black gates and the sign for West Coast Wilderness Lodge.

From Seattle: (6 hour driving time, including ferries)
Travel north on I-5 (Interstate 5).
Enter British Columbia through the Peace Arch Border.
I-5 will then become Highway 99.
Follow Highway 99 signs through Vancouver.
Head north over the Lions Gate Bridge to the Upper Levels Highway (also Highway 99).
Leave Highway 99 at the Horseshoe Bay turnoff.
Take the Langdale, Sunshine Coast Ferry.
When you arrive on the Sunshine Coast you land immediately on Highway 101 and travel North, approximately 85 kilometres, following the signs to Earl's Cove Ferry Terminal.
Turn right when you see a sign to Egmont and follow the Egmont road for six kilometres until you reach Maple Road.
At Maple Road turn left and continue approximately 1/2 kilometres to a junction with a large sign for Egmont Marina.
On the right you will see a large set of black gates and the sign for West Coast Wilderness Lodge.