Long winters with an indoor grow and rain forest climate make for some pretty good gardeners. BC bud is among the best… and did we mention mushrooms?
Clean, fresh air and beautiful scenery. Dramatic mountains, and ocean waters with whales jumping from it. Wildlife, unspoiled nature, and common sense to help it stay that way. British Columbia is a superb region, and Vancouver Island it’s island gem.
*Whale watching, fishing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, hiking, camping, old growth forests, fresh unspoiled waters. There’s wildlife everywhere. Gold panning, Mushroom hunting (in season/ October), History, festivals…
Your stay will be as instructed as you like. Let us know what you’re interested in doing and we’ll find the person to hook you up with. Your trip includes lodging at a lodge retreat overlooking an entire valley, peering from the treetops across an ever-changing canvas of blue skies, puffy clouds, rain, snow, and every bit of weather Canada whips up. You can see the whole way to the ocean and beyond to the mainland. Climb the mountain behind and experience silence and breathtaking views, and have them all to yourself. The hot tub is yours to use, and you’ll have an entire suite all to yourselves to enjoy. There’s also the most incredible English style pub built in, with room for two to seventy two, so let your host know ahead of time what you fancy and he’ll be sure to have it there. Dine in our out. Use the kitchen, make yourselves at home. This is informal richness.
You’ll come in the Duncan on a small plane, as we’ll send someone to fetch you and bring you right to the property. Kick your shoes off and make yourselves at home. Have a drink and a smoke in the pub, on us, and let the stress of the city leave you. You’re on vacation now- relax!
Grab a great breakfast and head out for whatever your heart desires. Whether whale watching, gold panning, or shopping. We’ll arrange for your transportation to and from your choice of activities from the ala carte menu.
This is your spa day- lucky you! We’ll have a spa specialist at the retreat just for you. Enjoy his and her massages outside, weather permitted, and let your body relax. Of course, we’ll have the best BC bud available for you to enjoy throughout your stay, and certainly during your spa time. A light lunch is, and the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Dinner will be provided this evening at the retreat.
Why mess up a good message? Take it easy to day. Observe. Go out in search of those breaching whales you’ve heard about. Enjoy a day on the water, lunch included. Grab some fresh air, fun with new friends, and hopefully an eyeful of nature impressing you with a show you’ll always remember.
Enjoy the day however you want. It’s yours to call. We recommend a good book, a cup of coffee from the coffee bar, a nice bag of good bud, and maybe the deck out from that cantilevers over the mountainside and lets you enjoy that million dollar view without interruption. Enjoy it while you’re here- it’s one of the best views you will ever get to enjoy.
Time to say goodbye. We’ll make sure you get a hardy breakfast, a big cup of coffee, and as much as you can smoke before putting you on the plane and sending you home. We hope you enjoyed getting to know Vancouver Island !