Your Guide to Outer Shores Lodge

FAQs & Need To Know

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Common Questions about Outer Shores Lodge

All kinds of people of all ages! Generally, we tend to attract guests who want to forge a deeper connection to and stronger appreciation of the natural world and the culture of coastal BC, with a healthy balance of relaxation and adventure mixed in throughout. We’ve welcomed everyone from couples celebrating their honeymoon, to three generations of family members vacationing together, to colleagues on corporate retreats, friends coming together for a reunion, and everyone in between. Some guests come primarily for the wildlife viewing, while others for the active adventure opportunities and incredible hiking, and others still come simply to get away from it all in an idyllic oceanside locale.

Our all-inclusive rates for 2023 are as follows:

For a 3-night stay, our all-inclusive rates are $2,950 CAD per guest. 

For a 4-night stay, our all-inclusive rates are $3,895 CAD per guest.

For a 5-plus-nights stay, our all-inclusive rates start at $4,595 CAD per guest.

Private fall & winter rentals start at $2,950 CAD per night.

Pricing is customized for private summer rentals

There is an additional 5% goods & service tax. 

All rates are based on double occupancy. Kids under 12 stay for 50% off.

It’s probably easier to tell you what’s not included. Transfers to and from the lodge are not included, and any alcohol beyond the wine, spirits, and beer served with dinner is not included.

Gratuities are also not included, but are strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Everything else, including all accommodations, meals, excursions, cultural site visits, wildlife viewing, lodge amenities, concierge & housekeeping services, and extra adventure gear is all included.

If you’re an early riser, you might start your day with some pre-breakfast bird watching or photography around the lodge. Our day officially begins with a delicious breakfast served in the dining area, followed by a morning excursion. Daily excursions are determined based on the weather, wildlife, and season, but they typically involve either a beach /intertidal zone walk, a hike through the rainforest, or a trip out in one of the boats.

That’s followed by lunch at the lodge, then another afternoon excursion to experience the nature and wildlife around Bamfield and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. We always try to balance the intensity of the excursions each day, keeping one lighter and making the other a little more challenging. On days that we travel to the ancient Huu-ay-aht Nation village and fortress site of Kiix?in, we’ll have lunch at the cultural site itself.

In the evening, there’s always a little time to relax before dinner is served. Dinner is then followed by more downtime in which you can watch the sunset from the lookout bluff, enjoy a campfire, do some stargazing, read a book in the great room, or simply retire to your room at your leisure. At specific times of the year there might be an evening educational presentation from an expert in a particular scientific field. Of course, you are free to take your leisure time as suits you throughout your lodge stay, participation is never mandatory. We encourage you to simply enjoy the overall experience at the pace that suits you best. After all, it’s your vacation and we want you to enjoy it.

Tips and gratuities are not included, but are much appreciated! 

You can come by boat, fly, or drive. You’ll find the complete details on our Getting Here page. 

Yes, children are welcome at the lodge. 

You can find our recommended Packing List here

What do you need to know

Outer Shores Lodge offers luxurious accommodations in a natural setting. Our lodge has five private guest rooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, heated floors, and comfortable furnishings. In addition to the guest rooms, we also offer a comfortable lounge area with a fireplace, a hot tub, and a dining room where guests can enjoy gourmet meals prepared using local, seasonal ingredients.

Outer Shores Lodge offers a wide variety of outdoor activities that allow guests to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Some of the most popular activities include hiking, kayaking, and whale watching. We also offer cultural programming that provides guests with an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the local First Nations people.

The food at Outer Shores Lodge is a highlight of many guests’ stay. Our gourmet cuisine features locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, expertly prepared by our talented chefs. We can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences, so please let us know if you have any special requests.

Outer Shores Lodge is located in Bamfield, British Columbia, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The lodge is accessible only by boat or seaplane. We can arrange transportation for you from nearby communities or airports, or you can make your own arrangements to get to Bamfield.

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