Desolation Sound is known for its especially warm waters and with little nearby development the lodge is located in a true wilderness paradise. The meetings of the tides and warm summers allows for rich marine life and excellent chance for salt water swimming. Oysters grow in abundance around the lodge and curious Harbour seals are often seen swimming just off the dock. Water temperate can exceed 75°F (22°C) making the dock a natural hub of activity and place to sit back and relax. Guests may use the sea kayaks and stand up paddle boards to explore the nearby waters or join a eco-boat tour to experience the waters beyond the lodge. Bear Watching packages are available from mid-August to mid-October.
Desolation Sound offers spectacular sightseeing options from cascading waterfalls to spectacular mountain peaks to glacier fed inlets to gorgeous sandy beaches…throw in a chance at seeing some of BC’s most majestic wildlife species like eagles, grizzly and black bears, elk, deer; marine mammals such as white sided dolphin, orca whales, otter, seal and sea lions. If you’re a bird lover dozens of bird species can be sighted up and down the inlets and channels. Whatever your preference make sure you bring your camera.
Toba Inlet Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour 3 hrs $129 per person (plus GST)
Bear Watching Tours depart Homfray Lodge with a cruise to Toba Inlet. Upon arriving at the river, you will receive a traditional welcome from the Klahoose Coastal Adventures guides. A short drive will transport you to the bear viewing areas where you can watch the bears in their natural habitat from raised and covered viewing platforms. The highlight of the tour will be the chance to view the grizzly bears feeding in the natural habitat along the river. At the end of the tour we spend some time for lunch before we return to the lodge.
For Grizzly Bear Viewing, please see our packages which include the bear watching tours and your stay at Homfray Lodge here: Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet Package
Come join us for a day of fishing in some of the most spectacular locations on the coast, some of which are just minutes from the Lodge. From right outside our door in Homfray Channel for bottom fish or in nearby Toba Inlet for the majestic Chinook Salmon or for the more adventurous up to Bute Inlet and the Stewart Island and Big Bay area for all species of salmon and bottom fish.
Fishing trips includes experienced guides, full equipped boat with all safety equipment and fishing gear.
- Pick up from Powell River Airport by van (35 min.) and boat transfer from Lund, (approximately 1 hour) is included complimentary when required
- Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily non stop scheduled flights between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Power River Airport (YPW).
- Seaplane charters options are also available between the lodge and Vancouver, Whistler, Tofino, Seattle and any other destinations
Please see our locations page for full transportation options or feel free to contact us to personally coordinate your travel.