July 20, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince Rupert, Outdoor Activity Tours
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King Pacific Lodge in the Great Bear Rainforest would be a great place to go, kick back and relax - IF there wasn't so much cool stuff to do!!!
I'm not usually one of those people with FOMO - you know, "Fear Of Missing Out"! On vacation, I can usually kick back with a book and be perfectly happy for at least a day or two, but not at KPL... there are too many things worth doing (and once you're there, it's all-inclusive!) So, when our plane belly-landed in Barnard Harbour, I arrived at a floating adventure playland, and had to make some tough decisions:
Why spend time with a book when I can go kayaking at low tide, and see seastars, anenomes, sun stars and eagles?
Why take a long bath when there's a Rainforest hike, or cultural tour to Hartley Bay First Nation to go on?
Why spend time on the internet when there are humpback whales bubblenet feeding nearby, just waiting to have their picture snapped?
Why sleep late when I can go visit Cetacealab, an independent whale research station?
Why diet on vacation? There are no mere meals at King Pacific Lodge, there are amazing gastronomic experiences! Pacific Northwest cuisine, paired with BC wines, healthy BC-sourced fresh food, lovingly prepared by lodge's chefs. Executive Chef Maxim Ridorossi's creations are sublime. (Did I mention there are only 28 guests at a time - with a staff of 24 - 30 to take care of them?)
So, the answer to all of the questions was - PARTAKE and ENJOY. It's a once in a lifetime experience, and has to be experienced fully to be truly appreciated!