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Activities

Currently Booking

2024-2025

Cedar Coast welcomes guests to our off-grid, oceanfront property on Vargas Island, British Columbia.

We provide beautiful tent-cabin accommodations, full nutritious catering with local and organic foods, and exclusive use of our lodge and spa amenities. We also offer a variety of guided activities including kayaking, hiking, and marine wildlife tours.

Experience

Relax, dine, sleep and play in a nature-based setting.

Accommodations

Cedar Coast accommodations are in ocean view tent-cabins with wood stoves, private en-suite bathrooms, and comfortable beds with organic mattresses. Our tents are built from salvaged materials and furnished with a mix of custom salvaged wood and second hand furniture.

Education Programs

Cedar Coast offers a variety of in-house, place-based ecology programs for guests and visiting school groups. We also welcome independent education groups looking for the perfect place to host their own courses, workshops and retreats. 

Activities

Activities at Cedar Coast include yoga and movement, hiking, kayaking, beach walks, art making, fishing off the rocks, basketball, volleyball, badminton, board games, bocci, campfire, gardening, and tide pool exploration.

Amenities

Dining

We offer full catering services that prioritize local, organic, and nutritious foods. Catering includes three meals each day that feature locally harvested seafood and fresh local produce. We do not serve liquor but guests may bring their own beer and wine. 

Relax and Unwind

Relax and enjoy our cedar wood-fired hot tub on the shoreline deck, and take a cold plunge directly into the pacific ocean. Freshen up in our open air shower house. Cozy up with a cup of tea and a good book in the library.

Transportation

We offer round trip boat transportation between Tofino, B.C. and our location on Vargas Island. The trip takes 15 minutes on our open skiff. 

Activities

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Yoga & Movement

The Shoreline deck offers a relaxing, oceanview location for yoga classes. On rainy days, classes can be moved to the multi-purpose room with heated floors.

Age Range

All Ages

Season

Summer

Difficulty

Variable

Cost

Please inquire

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Private Fishing Charter

Head out with an experienced fishing guide to the waters of Vancouver Island’s West coast, where salmon, lingcod, halibut and tuna are found in abundance. Our guides adhere to the highest standards of sustainable fishing practices. Trips are typically 4-5hrs.

Age Range

All Ages

Season

Summer

Difficulty

Easy

Cost

Please inquire

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Sea Kayaking

Kayaking is a great way to connect with the natural marine environment. Guides will teach basic sea kayak skills and share all their knowledge on the local history, culture and ecology! Please note that trips require a minimum of two people.

Age Range

Ages 6+

Season

Summer

Difficulty

Variable

Cost

Please inquire

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Guided Ahous Bay Hike

A rugged and diverse 1-hour backcountry route connects the Cedar Coast Centre to the Vargas Island Provincial Park and the sandy beaches of Ahous Bay. The trail navigates through a coastal bog ecosystem before arriving at Ahous Bay, where you will find a long, sandy beach with breaking waves and expansive views of the open Pacific ocean. Ahous Bay is a great spot for wildlife viewing, including grey whales that feed in the bay during summer months. 

Age Range

Ages 8+

Season

Year-round

Difficulty

Difficult

Cost

Please inquire

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Art Making

Express yourself through a variety of place-based art making activities designed to nourish the artist's connection to nature.

Age Range

All Ages

Season

Year-round

Difficulty

Easy

Cost

Please inquire

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Indoor Activities

The lodge contains a large mult-purpose room where guests can enjoy games of half-court basketball, full-court volleyball, badminton and four-square.

Age Range

All Ages

Season

Year-round

Difficulty

Variable

Cost

Complimentary

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Reading and Board Games

Enjoy one of the Lodge’s many cozy nooks to curl up with a book from our well-stocked library, play one of our many board games, or just relax.

Age Range

All Ages

Season

Year-round

Difficulty

Easy

Cost

Complimentary

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Surf Lessons

Interested in learning how to surf? Let us connect you to some of the best surf schools in Tofino! Instructors will cover the basics of how to surf, safety concerning tides & rip-currents and surfing etiquette.

Age Range

All Ages

Season

Summer

Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

Cost

Please inquire

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Big Tree Trail Charter

The Big Tree Trail at Wah-nuh-jus – Hilth-hoo-is (Meares Island) Tribal Park is under the stewardship of the Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardians.  Tribal Parks  are a modern approach to park management based on traditional teachings. This trail is a mix of rainforest floor and cedar plank boardwalk. 

Age Range

All Ages

Season

Year-round

Difficulty

Moderate

Cost

Please inquire

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Wildlife Watching with Skookum John

Join Skookum on a custom wildlife watching tour in his home territory of Clayoquot Sound. An Ahousaht Nation member, Skookum shares cultural stories and knowledge with his guests as they watch whales, bald eagles, sea lions, otters or bears from his 20 ft vessel, the Sweet Marie. Guests will get a unique perspective and truly experience the beauty of the area. You never know what adventure awaits you!

Age Range

Ages 10+

Season

Year-round

Difficulty

Easy

Cost

Please inquire