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Fall on the Coast

Okay – we admit it – summer is over! The orcas have headed off to their winter hunting grounds and grizzlies are moving from the streams into the mountains. Looking across Johnston Strait to Vancouver Island, we can see splashes of gold and red in the dark green forests.  The air is crisp and tinged with the smell of cedar fires burning, the ocean, and the unmistakeable scent of the north.

Most of the tourists have left Cormorant Island - they too migrate away after the wildlife departs. The lodge is quiet, we have a couple from France here who have the lodge essentially to themselves. We are waiting for a stretch of windy weather in the hope that a good log will blow up on the beach and sacrifice itself for our firewood supply. more

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We are now booked solid for the April 18-20 Potlatch.  If you wish to be put on a waitlist please email

After the potatch we start accepting invidual bookings for the 2014 season. Until then the lodge will remain open to groups, so if your university, construction company or special group needs ‘a home away from home’ please contact us. 

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