Instead of making a new resolution for 2024, we made a new tour! We are very excited to bring you our first ever wilderness lodge-based tour in the stunning, bio-diverse Broken Group Island region.

This is a 3-day trip with all the creature comforts you could ask for without sacrificing any of the adventure.

Wilderness Lodge Arrival Boardwalk

About the Lodge

The family-run Broken Island Lodge is nestled on the rugged coastline facing the Broken Group Islands in the Pacific Rim National Park. This area is the traditional and unceded territory of the Tseshaht First Nation and is steeped in history and cultural significance. Keep an eye out for the Tseshaht Beach Keepers who often stop by the lodge to welcome guests to the area and share their cultural teachings and stories.

The lodge boasts 20 rooms, large enough to accommodate groups while still feeling nice and cozy. An eco-lodge at heart, guests are encouraged to unplug during their stay but cell coverage and wifi are available. To conserve energy, power is shut off from 10pm to 5:30am. But don’t worry, the stars are plenty bright enough, and you can enjoy them from the outdoor, cedar barrel hot tub. Breakfast and dinner are served in the communal dining room while lunches are served on tour. (Please notify us ahead of time about any dietary requirements or allergies.)

Lodge Forest Side Suite

Accessible only by water, guests will paddle to the lodge from the Broken Group Islands after their first guided tour through the protected marine park. (Guests will be met by a guide and brought to the day’s launch beach by water taxi from Ucluelet.) Day 2 & 3 guided kayak excursions are paddle-in / paddle-out right from the lodge’s private dock.

When not on the water you can explore the hiking trails, grab a cold beer at the bar, crack open a book or simply take in the views from the lodge grounds.

Ocean view with campfire ring

So, what can you see on this 3-Day tour?

Next to the lodge lay the Pinkerton Islands which are home to a large black bear population. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot a bear or two foraging around the tideline at low tide. You’ll also be able to see the rich, intertidal life from interesting invertebrates and molluscs to sea stars and many kinds of kelp.

Kayaks on a Beach

While kayaking the Broken Group Islands you may come across birds of prey (like the bald eagle), coastal wolves, sea otters and other marine mammals. The area is also on the migratory route of grey and humpback whales! Although wildlife sightings are never guaranteed, we’re confident the driftwood strewn beaches, unique rock formations, enchanting old-growth forests and ancient cultural sites will make this a trip you’ll never forget.

Want to know more? See our tour page for the full 3-Day Wilderness Lodge Kayaking Tour itinerary.

Now booking tours beginning in June! Get in touch if you have any questions about this trip or another of our other offerings.

We hope to see you on the water, happy paddling!