5 Ways to Experience Desolation Sound


Desolation Sound is a deep-water sound located at the northern end of the Salish Sea and the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Boasting some of the warmest waters on Pacific coast as well as pristine wilderness rainforest with spectacular fjords, towering mountains and abundant marine life.

Are you looking for a small ship cruise experience combined with stays at a comfortable all-inclusive wilderness lodge? If so these unique experiences in should be on your bucket list.

Go Cruising

The 4-night Desolation Sound Wilderness Discovery Cruise is a sensational small ship experience unlike anything else. With a maximum of just 16 guests, cruise and circumnavigate Desolation Sound and stay in comfortable water edge lodges including the exclusive Homfray Lodge, and Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge. This all-inclusive cruise offers all the comforts of home with an onboard naturalist, private accommodation and all your meals.

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Homfray Channel and Homfray Lodge, Desolation Sound


Stay at Homfray Lodge

Homfray Lodge is beautiful cedar lodge located in remote channel Desolation Sound. This cedar lodge boasts seven rooms and chalets and brings you to the heart of British Columbia’s coastal wilderness. The lodge is all-inclusive and allows you to immerse yourself with nature by relaxing on the expansive dock, kayaking on the calm water, evening campfires, enjoying the views from your private chalets, join a cruise to the waterfalls of Toba Inlet or an eco boat tour.

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Join a Painter

Join award-winning marine artist and history enthusiast, John M. Horton, next June as he cruises through Desolation Sound. John, accompanied by his wife Mary, will share his passion and fascination with the coast. As he guides us through channels and inlets, he will give us a glimpse of the first explorations of the Pacific Northwest.

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Grant Lawrence


Hear the Stories

Storyteller and award-winning author Grant Lawrence, whose family has owned land in the region for 40 years, will be joining the July 20 and August 17 “Adventures in Solitude” Desolation Sound cruise. Stories will cover local the pioneer era, the Age of Aquarius and the hidden locations he wrote about in his best-selling memoir, “Adventures in Solitude”.

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Watch Grizzly Bears

Get up-close with grizzly bears in a tour in partnership with the Klahoose First Nation. From specially designed bear viewing stands set up along the Klite River in remote Toba Inlet, small groups will have a chance to see Grizzly bears in their natural habitat. This is some of the best bear viewing on the BC coast and combining your stay with Homfray Lodge.

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Humpback Whale in Desolation Sound


Getting to Desolation Sound

Visitors may either drive a car to Desolation Sound with BC Ferries from Vancouver or Vancouver Island to Powell River and then drive to Lund.

Airfare from Vancouver to Powell River is also available and takes just 35 minutes. An complimentary airport transfer can be booked Lund.

To learn more or reserve your spot call 604-566-8027 or toll free 1 (844) 504-1392.

CARP members receive a discount at Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours:

Save 15% (up to $479 per person) on 2020 BC small ship cruises and wilderness tours. Register with CARP and receive your discount. Visit www.carp.ca