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Indigenous Desolation Sound resort named Canada's leading wilderness resort

Klahoose Wilderness Resort is a sustainable off-grid, eco-resort located east of Campbell River and north of Desolation Sound on the south coast of British Columbia
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel.

Klahoose Wilderness Resort is a sustainable off-grid, eco-resort located east of Campbell River and north of Desolation Sound on the south coast of British Columbia.

It can now lay claim to being Canada's "Leading Wilderness Resort" after receiving that title from the World Travel Awards. World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

The World Travel Awards hand out awards in a number of categories based on major geographical subdivisions which are further divided into subregions, one of which includes a list of categories for awards in North America and Canada.

Klahoose Wilderness Resort was one of seven wilderness resorts vying for the title of best in Canada. The other nominees were Au Diable Vert, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Eagle Nook Resort, Great Bear Lodge, Nimmo Bay, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, and West Coast Wilderness Lodge.

Klahoose Wilderness Resort provides Indigenous cultural experience on the lands of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose) People who are based on Cortes Island. Recognized as “Authentic Indigenous”, Klahoose Wilderness Resort is an award winning,  sustainable off-grid eco-resort.

"Dedicated to crafting extraordinary moments in nature and showcasing authentic Indigenous culture, we are proud to announce that, for the first time, we have been honoured with the prestigious title of Canada’s Leading Wilderness Resort by @worldtravelawards," a Klahoose Wilderness Resort post on LinkedIn says. "This recognition reaffirms our unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled Klahoose hospitality and genuine Indigenous experiences.

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our valued guests and dedicated team, whose unwavering support and dedication have made this achievement possible. As we continue this journey, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of excellence, ensuring that every guest who visits the Klahoose territory leaves with cherished memories."

Klahoose Wilderness Resort is an all-inclusive eco-resort that portrays the Klahoose traditional values, while offering an immersive exploration into this pristine region rich in diverse wilderness and cultural significance. Toba Inlet wildlife tours include spring bear viewing and late summer to autumn grizzly bear and salmon run tours led by Indigenous guides. 

​the resort is only accessible by boat or seaplane and is located within the heart of Desolation Sound, on Homfray Channel between the coastal mountain peaks of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, the Salish Sea, and the edge of the B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest. 

Alistair Taylor

About the Author: Alistair Taylor

I have been editor of the Campbell River Mirror since 1989. Our team takes great pride in serving our community.
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