Sunshine Coast Trail
The trail allows a hiker to
experience a variety of
ecosystems on its 180 kilometre journey from its
northern terminus at Sarah
Point to Saltary Bay in the south. But you don’t have to hike the whole thing to enjoy a varied hike. The trail is conveniently divided into sections and there are a number of easy access points along its length. Cedar Lodge is very close to the Sunshine Coast Trail. A water taxi can be taken from Lund to Sarah Point though advanced reservations are required.
Desolation Sound Marine Park
A geographic treasure, this area ranks among the finest cruising regions in the world. Despite its popularity, Desolation Sound remains pristinely beautiful. Sheltered anchorages provide a wilderness experience at its best.
Experience Desolation Sound
in your own boat or kayak,
or by way of an organized
tour. Kayak rentals as well
as organized single and multi-day kayak and boat tours are available nearby.
Located at the start of Highway 101 (the other end is in Chile!), Lund village is set around a picturesque harbour, some 6 kilometres from Cedar Lodge. Lund is home to the wonderful Nancy’s Bakery with its treats and fabulous views of the harbour and islands. The harbour is surrounded by restaurants, a pub, provision store, post office and gallery. Lund is your jumping-off point to Savary Island with its warm waters and white, sandy beaches, as well as to the Copeland (Ragged) Islands, Mitlenatch Island and Desolation Sound. Rentals and tours available.
A visit to Mitlenatch Island, often referred to as the “Galapagos of the Georgia Strait,” is a must for the nature lover. This protected area is home to the largest seabird colony in the Strait of Georgia as well as fascinating marine life, including otters, harbour seals and Steller and California sea lions. Diving and snorkeling reveals even more diverse flora and fauna below the surface. Trips are available from Lund
Sliammon Village & Fish Hatchery
A great place to see salmon, particularly during the fall.
The Powell River area offers some of the best scuba diving in Canada. A wide variety of sea life can be viewed in places such as Desolation Sound, the wrecks off Powell River and even around a bronze mermaid statue near Saltery Bay! Okeover Inlet has some great dive sites, including the breakwater at the government dock, which is just down the road from Cedar Lodge.
Powell River, the ‘Pearl on the Sunshine Coast’ lies approximately 28 kilometres south of Cedar Lodge. Powell River offers a variety of activities including art galleries and other shopping, restaurants, museums, hiking and various sports. It is also the home of the Powell River Kings junior ‘A’ hockey club of the BCHL.
Located near Egmont and
the Earl’s Cove end of the
Saltery Bay – Earl’s Cove
ferry, Skookumchuck is a
fascinating point of interest
on your way to or from
These picturesque tidal
rapids are famous for their
whirlpools and whitewater. Consult tide viewing times for the best times to visit (see link).
One of the area’s finest restaurants with beautiful views of Okeover Inlet. Serving delicious food, the laughing Oyster is a mere 10
minute walk or 1 minute in the car from Cedar Lodge. Reservations highly recommended.
A wonderful restaurant located in
Powell River and serving a
seasonally changing menu
of fine French Mediterranean cuisine. Well worth the drive!
Tree Frog Restaurant
The Tree Frog takes you on a Refreshingly Different Culinary Experience. You will find them on Marine Avenue in Powell River. They are serving up great food with fantastic service!
A fantastic location, overlooking Lund Harbour, The Boardwalk Restaurant is a great place for lunch and dinner alike. Enjoy casual dining in a stunning location.