Accommodation, Vancouver Island

Hidden Cove Lodge

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Nestled in the rainforests of Northern Vancouver Island, Hidden Cove Lodge is an ocean front, eco-friendly lodge, situated on the Johnstone Strait. The location will bring guests back to the heart of nature in some of Canada’s most spectacular natural landscapes. Disconnect from the world by escaping to this small off-the-grid paradise, where the wind, solar and generator powered lodge and ocean side cottages will leave guests feeling refreshed and relaxed, whilst also allowing you to experience the breath-taking scenery and enjoy some amazing wildlife encounters.

Whilst the lodge itself does not run wildlife viewing excursions, it works in close partnership with nearby tour companies to enable guests to fully experience the wondrous location. The lodge’s owners – Dan and Sandra Kirby – are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and always are on hand to help organise excursions to suit individual’s wishes.

Rooming options include rooms in the Main Lodge (single, twin, queen or king configurations available), one-bedroom cottages for up to four people, and two-bedroom cottages capable of accommodating five guests. The cottages are fully self-contained, with either ocean or forest views, and include their own kitchen area and lounge, as well as an outdoor balcony with BBQ in the two-bedroom options.

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Facilities

The lodge has a main lounge with fireplace, multiple other indoor and outdoor seating and viewing areas, binoculars, maps brochures and informative books for use by guests, a fully licensed dinnertime restaurant and bar (by reservation). Rooms have ensuite bathrooms with amenities, and all cottages are equipped with kitchen areas (including fridge, oven, microwave, toaster and coffee maker) s well as living rooms with propane fireplaces.

Local Wildlife

The area is well known for both its grizzly bear population, and its marine life including orcas and other whale species. Organise a wildlife excursion from the lodge and you will be bound to find an abundance of wildlife to entertain you.

Optional Activities

There are several hiking and nature walks in the vicinity, and knowledgeable hosts and owners who are happy to id in organising tours for guests. Tours (such as Tide Rip Grizzly Tours) can pick guests up directly from the lodge, and whale watching, or fishing trips are other marine options. Upon land, guests can visit several nearby First Nations cultural sites, Telegraph Cove or the Henschel fine arts gallery.

Ian Loyd

Area Specialist

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