Swim & Canoe in our Local Lakes

The area surrounding West Coast Wilderness Lodge has several amazing lakes. Nearby Waugh Lake is a popular place for our guests to enjoy the summer fun

You can take the private and easy 3 kilometre trail through the woods in our backyard. Next closest is North Lake and Klein Lake, a mountain lake great for fishing and canoeing.

Canoeing and Swimming in the Local LakesThe large, crystal-clear Ruby Lake is a little further up the road but is fed by thermal vents and offers some excellent lookout sites. Our guides know all the tiny trails and can direct you to the perfect spot for a family outing on the Sunshine Coast.

Not only can our lakes' water temperatures reach 82F, some of Canada's natural icons such as the beaver and the loon make these lakes their home. We strongly recommend you take a canoe with you or have us drop one off, and bring a packed lunch.

Paddle out to one of the points for an afternoon of swimming and fishing and we can pretty much guarantee you will be the only ones there.

Canoe Rentals and Lessons Rate
Half Day $35.00 per boat
Full Day $50.00 per boat
  • There is a $15 to $25 canoe drop-off/pick-up fee, depending on which lake you choose to explore.
  • Canoe rentals include a canoe, two paddles, personal flotation device, and a bailing device. 
  • Our half-day rentals begin at 9am and 1pm.
We also offer a two-hour guided canoe tour & lesson for $60 per person.

The View of Brown Lake from the Skookumchuck Trail