Desolation Resort rests on a rugged waterfront property in Powell River, where calm waters bleed into the Strait of Georgia on the upper edge of BC's Sunshine Coast, just east of Vancouver Island. Here towering cedar trees camouflage a cluster of wooden cabins, effortlessly delivering a rustic cabin adventure where the edge of Highway 101 breaks into true wilderness. Don't let the connotations of its name deter you - Desolation Resort is anything but desolate. Instead it transforms its harsh surroundings into a haven of exploration for hikers, kayakers and adventurers of all kinds.
Lofty crags and tranquil waters embrace Desolation Resort, where hiking boots kick up dust on jagged mountain trails and paddles cut through the mirrored images that rest on still waters. The Sunshine Coast Trail offers spectacular hiking through old growth forests and panoramic mountaintop views, while kayaking packages are carefully crafted by the resort. Kayak lessons help develop some serious calm water skills that come in handy while traversing the waters solo, and there are also horseback riding, fishing, and diving opportunities nearby.
Cabins on the property offer a full kitchen and bath plus amazing views, and some offer a private hot tub to soothe adventurers after their journeys. For sustenance on your down time, the Laughing Oyster Restaurant is 10 minutes down the road where every seat enjoys incredible views and a menu chock full of fresh seafood and delicious wines. Try a rack of lamb or a barbequed wild salmon filet, or indulge in the Chef's Menu.
The nearby town of Powell River has sailing, diving and trails in abundance and the town of Lund has a bakery famous for its blackberry sticky buns. Desolation Sound Marine Park was created in 1973 to protect natural marine environment and shelter saltwater lagoons at the head of the Georgia Strait. The waters are best traversed in small boats, with many opportunities for fishing, swimming and hiking.
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Phone: 1 800-399-3592