A Lodge Between Two FairmontsExplore the city lights of Vancouver, float-plane over Canada's west coast, taste great food and discover the wildlife surrounding the coastal village of Egmont. Then, tour the resort town of Whistler where the world gathered in 2010.
West Coast Wilderness Lodge presents unique, upscale dining in a laid-back wilderness location. Guests arrive by float plane after a short but dramatic flight above the inlets and islands of the Sunshine Coast.
Majestic cedars and firs, crisp salt air and spectacular views of the Pacific Coast are the setting for Inlets Restaurant, where a classical European style is combined with regional Canadian food influences to create a signature cooking style.
Day One — Relax at the FairmontYour adventure begins right when you land at the Vancouver International Airport.
Just a few minutes after departing your plane and a short walk through the airport you arrive at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel — the newest Fairmont in BC.
Start your trip off right and unwind from your flight with a visit to the Absolute Spa at the hotel. If you prefer, you can stay in the heart of Vancouver at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel.
Day Two — Kayak Sechelt Inlet or hike to the Skookumchuck RapidsAfter a leisurely breakfast, hotel staff will whisk you to your float plane for a scenic forty-minute flight northwest to West Coast Wilderness Lodge.
During your flight up the coast you may see Orca whales, dolphins and sea lions swimming below in Howe Sound's stunning islands and bays. Just before you land at the Lodge you will pass over the Skookumchuck Rapids, the fastest salt water rapids in North America.
At the Lodge, your adventure will continue as you explore the area around the coastal fishing village of Egmont. You can choose between going for a guided kayak paddle to explore the sheltered waters around the Lodge or taking a hike through a coastal rainforest to watch the fastest salt water rapids in North America.
Choosing the guided kayak tour will take you into the beautiful tranquil waters of the inlet with its constant surprise of wildlife and marine animals. You may discover why Jacques Cousteau chose this area as one of his favourite diving sites on the planet. Our guides will take you to Seal Rock for a visit with a colony of friendly seals basking in the sun.
If you decide to hike to the rapids, a wilderness interpretive guide will take you on a leisurely trek through a coastal rainforest filled with cedars and firs, sword ferns and salaal, and a tiny lake with resident Loons. The trail leads to lookout points where you can watch the Skookumchuck Rapids, which means "strong waters" in the local First Nations language.
Professional whitewater kayakers come from all over the world to test their skills on a big tide.
Come late afternoon, kick back on your private balcony to take in the spectacular views that you have immersed yourself in throughout the day. End the evening by sitting down to enjoy a fine dining experience in the grand timber dining hall of our Inlets Restaurant, with an incredible view of the sunset from high up on a craggy bluff.
After dinner, have a night cap and relax on the outside decks under thousands of stars.
Day Three — Princess Louisa InletAfter breakfast, take a cruise of beautiful Jervis Inlet past towering, 7000 feet-high cliffs, dozens of waterfalls and historical petroglyphs (ancient rock paintings of Coast Salish First Nations origin).
The tour will take you through Malibu Rapids to enter Princess Louisa Inlet, an incredible fjord renowned for its beauty and protected waters.
As your tour approaches the end of Princess Louisa, the glacier-fed Chatterbox Falls will come into view — surrounded by a lush west coast rainforest unlike any other on the B.C. coast.
Day Four — Explore WhistlerThe day begins as you take off from the Lodge for a scenic flight over glaciers and mountain lakes on your way to Whistler, BC — the home of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Once you arrive at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the hotel staff will be happy to arrange for you to play a round of golf or spend the afternoon skiing on a nearby glacier. In the evening, walk through the Village and explore the lights and sights of Whistler.
Day Five — Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours!Your package concludes with a first-class train tour with Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours from Whistler to North Vancouver.
This beautiful route offers the unique blend of contrasts that the Sea-to-Sky region is famous for: cities and old-growth forests, bustling action and natural serenity, deep valleys and snow-capped rocky peaks, seascapes and mountain views. Once you arrive in the heart of Vancouver, the rail staff will assist you in finding your way back to your hotel, airport or cruise ship.
This five day package includes:
- First or last night accommodation at the Airport Fairmont Hotel or Vancouver Fairmont Hotel
- Air travel with West Coast Air to the Lodge
- Two nights luxurious accommodation in an ocean-view suite at the Lodge
- All meals included at West Coast Wilderness Lodge
- An all-day Princess Louisa boat tour with lunch
- Choice of guided hike or kayak tour
- Complimentary mountain bike rentals
- Unlimited access to our private Archery Range
- Air travel to Whistler with Whistler Air
- One night accommodation at Chateau Whistler Fairmont Hotel
- Rail travel with Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours to Vancouver or to Whistler
Rates starting from $2717.05 CDN per person
Applicable taxes, gratuities, and alcohol are not included.
Availability:June 1st to September 30th,
Please contact us to book the Lodge between Two Fairmonts package.