Around The North Island
What we have here is nature. If you are interested in being outside, this is a great place to do it. There are opportunities here for canoeing and kayaking, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and horseback riding. Artists will find beauty and inspiration at every turn. Children will get to experience the natural world in a way that they can in few other places. Spring, summer, and fall are glorious here, and if you don't mind a bit of rain the winter is amazing too.
The range of possibilities here is very large. The listing below is not exhaustive as we are new here and are just beginning to explore the possibilities ourselves. We are not a five-star resort with a spa (although we do have a cedar sauna) but we have access to nature that is unparalleled. That's why we came here, and we think you should too. You'll love it.
There are many short and long hikes in the area. Highlights include:
Salmon River Estuary Trail
Port H'Kusam Trail
Mt H'Kusam Trail System
Also accessible from our door:
a short walk to the Salmon River
The Sayward Forest Canoe Route is a multi-day paddle
Canoe route brochure
There are Roosevelt elk here in abundance, as well as black bears and deer. If you've got your tag and need a comfortable home base with excellent access to prime elk habitat, this is it! Come and do your elk hunting from here.
SKIING and SNOWBOARDING
Mount Cain is a community-run paradise for those who love powder. With annual snowfall of 1500 cm (that's 38 feet!) and a schedule that lets the snow build up through the week, there is no better place to go for powder. Open on weekends from December to April, this is a gem with affordable rates. From our door to the shuttle is only three quarters of an hour. No chains for your tires, you can wake up at a reasonable hour, you don't have to drive on the mountain road, and you can come back to relax in the sauna after your day of skiing! It's the easiest way to ski Mount Cain.
Great mountain biking options including up Mt H'Kusam.
There are many known caves on the island.
Little Huson Cave Regional Park
If you need a break from boating or kayaking, give us a call. We have the most comfortable and roomy accommodation near Kelsey Bay, with a drying room, sauna, pool table, and big-screen tv.