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Cabins & Cottages
Located at the mouth of the Skeena River on British Columbia's scenic North Coast lies one of the most unique places in the province. Surrounded by outstanding wilderness beauty and biodiversity, Cassiar Cannery is pleased to offer four fully furnished, self-catered waterfront heritage houses for nightly or executive rental.
Nestled along the shoreline of Inverness Passage, Cassiar Cannery's Guest Houses are unique and comfortable. Estuaries are rare ecosystems where fresh water from the Skeena River, second largest river in BC and one of the longest rivers in the world without a dam, mixes with the ocean resulting in a rich complex ecosystem supporting a host of flora and fauna.
Expect to see our resident eagles and ravens perched on the old pilings watching for juvenile salmon and other forage fish. A myriad of migratory birds touch down to feed on the rich, rare and complex grasses of the saltwater marsh surrounding the property.
Guests are fascinated with the movement of the water through the North Coast's large tidal cycle where it can move from the outer edge of the dock right up to the houses. All of Cassiar Cannery's houses are on pilings and at times, are perched right over the ocean.
The North Coast is renowned as having some of the best sport fishing grounds in BC. Five species of salmon, huge halibut, crab, prawns and rockfish make this a fishing destination for both sport fishermen and the commercial fleet. The commercial gillnet fleet still fishes along Inverness Passage and into the mouth of the Skeena River. This is a rare and wonderful treat for both our guests and us and highlights why this place is here in the first place.
In 1889, Alfred E. Green purchased the lot known as the Cassiar Cannery to participate in the salmon boom of the 19th and 20th centuries. By this time, self-contained cannery towns had sprung up all over the West Coast. Built of solid BC timber, Cassiar Cannery had a large canning operation on a huge wooden dock, machine shops, electrical shops, a General Store, doctor's office, boat shop, net loft, storage, cannery worker accommodation, cookhouse and five houses, six residences for the cannery managers and owner.
Cassiar Cannery was the longest consecutively operated salmon cannery on the West Coast of Canada operating continuously from 1903 through 1983. It was the last operating Skeena River cannery.
Four of the former cannery manager's homes have been thoughtfully restored into fully furnished, self-catered Guest Houses. There are two, stand alone, three bedroom Guest Houses which sleep six called Sockeye House and Halibut House. Two bedroom Steelhead House and one-bedroom Coho House are a duplex with separate entrances and sharing a common deck.
All the Guest Houses have luxury linens, hand-built reclaimed cedar furniture, full kitchens, new appliances (except for Coho House which has an original 1960s turquoise stove), BBQs on large waterfront decks, TVs with DVD players, shampoo, conditioner and towels. Wi-Fi is available with some restrictions. Some houses have satellite TV. There is ample parking for trucks and trailers along with access to a deep-freeze for sport fishermen.
Sockeye House sleeps six in three bedrooms two with queen beds and one bedroom with two twin beds. It has a washer and dryer and water views from almost every room. With a beautiful yellow cedar floor and handmade reclaimed cedar beds, Sockeye House is a fabulous base for your North Coast adventure.
Halibut House also has three bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with twin XL bunk beds, original fir floors, new appliances and a washer/dryer. It will be ready for guests June 2015. Now accepting reservations.
Steelhead House also sleeps six in two bedrooms. It has a queen bed in the front bedroom and two sets of twin bunks in the back bedroom. It also has a reclaimed yellow cedar floor and access to a washer/dryer in another house.
Coho House is a cozy small one bedroom Guest House with the most comfortable bed. It has access to a washer/dryer in another house.
Under restoration and diversification since the summer of 2006, join us, and the thousands of people before us, that know there is something remarkable about this place.
Please visit our website for further information. Please note the availability calendar on Flipkey/Trip advisor only reflects bookings in Sockeye House.
Paddle’ n’Go offer stand up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons, tours, and fitness classes for all levels and experiences. We are young, we love people and nature, safety is the priority in every aspect of all our programs. We begin by providing participants with the best gear and most high-performance SUP boards. Our professional team consists of experienced men and women who have a profound knowledge base. Each team member must go through Paddle Canada certification program each season.
Boating, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Jamie’s is the West Coast’s Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre, navigating the waters of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound since 1982. We are thrilled to be celebrating close to 40 years on the water! We have the largest fleet in the area, offering whale watching & bear watching on larger covered cruisers or zodiacs! Join our experienced and knowledgeable crew as we help you discover this beautiful destination. We also offer tours to Hot Springs Cove (by boat or seaplane), kayaking, water taxi service to Meares Island, scenic flights, and much more. Visit us at our Tofino and Ucluelet locations, where we have gift shops and lots of FREE parking (including RV parking in Tofino). Please note that all Jamie’s tours are subject to a Marine Research and Rescue fee, which goes directly to benefit local, non-profit groups involved with wildlife research, rescue and education. We also have complimentary kennels in Tofino for your dogs while you’re out exploring with us!
Museums & Heritage Sites
We display the history of Mackenzie and area. From Summit Lake to Sifton Pass, we showcase the First Nations people, explorers, prospectors, trappers, and settlers that have left a footprint in our valley. We have a collection of original paintings by Marge McDougall of First Nations residents of Fort Grahame. We also have the World’s Largest Tree Crusher.
Paddling, River Rafting
We offer Whitewater Rafting, Scenic River Safaris and Whitewater Kayaking instruction on the Clearwater River in beautiful Wells Gray Provincial Park. Our highly experienced guides, small personal groups and top of the line equipment will provide you with an experience that will last you a lifetime. Trips depart 3 times daily and range from 4 hours to 2 days in duration. Whether you want gentle or adrenalin pumping, we have the trip for you.
Spas & Wellness
Enjoy a relaxing experience at Spa by JW, a tranquil spa located in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We are tucked into JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and our space provides a retreat within the downtown entertainment district. Visit our spa unwind as you take in breathtaking views of False Creek.
Wineries & Wine Tours
Just a 10-minute drive outside Kamloops city limits, Monte Creek Ranch Winery aims to follow in the footsteps of the area’s early explorers. Come experience the beauty and bounty that first brought these pioneers out West. Enjoy a wine tasting, a regionally inspired seasonal alfresco menu on the Terrace and shop for local products. The Tasting Room is open May to October 10-6 daily and November to April 11-5 daily. The Terrace Restaurant is open from 11:30-6 daily from June to August. Come discover the Thompson Valley’s next frontier in winemaking.
Off The Grid is fun for all ages and experience levels. Based on Okanagan lake, we offer wakesurf lessons, wakeboard lessons, boat rentals (including equipment and captain) as well as great custom rental packages. All of our drivers and coaches learn from world wakesurf competitor Bryce Wagner. Our coaches are always fun and the best part is they know how to get even the most uncoordinated person up surfing and having a blast. Everyone that comes out with us tells us that boating with us is the highlight of their vacation. We get you off the shores and onto the lake. Bring a big group of your friends or family, load up the boat and have someone take care of all the details for you. With a group on the boat a full day of entertainment is less per person then zip lining, wine tours, skiing, and other popular Okanagan activities. We are the best way to experience the Okanagan.
We beleive any company can offer “wine tours”, but only a select few operators can leave their patrons with an aw inspiring experience. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by offering only luxury transportation, working with the best local vineyards/wineries, and by having well put together tours that make the most of your time.
Attractions, Farms & Markets
CAMELOT HAVEN ALPACAS – Open by Appointment – May 12th, 2019 to October 14th, 2019. Guided Alpaca Tours/Walks – Please EMAIL us in ADVANCE to book your Guided Alpaca Tours/Walks (please view website for more information). Alpaca Country Store – Open by Appointment, so please feel free to EMAIL us to arrange a convenient time to visit. For a unique shopping experience, come shop in the Alpaca Country Store. Fine Alpaca Clothing/Accessories, including socks/insoles. Unique gifts, blankets, Alpaca Toys, Quality Alpaca yarns from our herd, Alpaca roving, Alpaca felted items, Camelot’s all natural soil enhancer, and much, much more.
Gallery 2 – the Grand Forks Art Gallery is Boundary Country’s public art gallery. Since 1984 the gallery has been a centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike. Gallery 2 is housed in the heritage 1910 courthouse building located right on Highway 3 at the west end of downtown Grand Forks. On the main floor, the gift shop showcases a carefully curated collection of regional crafts, the art rental gallery features a sample of local artworks available to rent, and the Heritage gallery provides a graphic overview of the history of the area. In the main galleries upstairs, engaging exhibitions will surprise and delight you and provoke conversation. Gallery 2 presents exhibits that place Grand Forks and the Boundary Region in the larger contemporary cultural context.
Farms & Markets, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Open from May to September,PineRidge is a productive farm, a fully serviced RV park, and a rustic farm market where we sell our own homegrown produce as well as local specialties. We are situated on 70 acres where we have a 5-acre fenced garden, an orchard and greenhouse, and largely undeveloped fields and forest. We are located in the pristine Spider Lake area north of Qualicum Beach near the world famous Horne Lake Caves.
Salmon Fishing Regular $450.00 Sale – $400.00 for 4 hrs. for 3 people All activities are subject to 5% GST. $50/person (after 3 adults) up to 8 people (not recommended but it can be done) Additional fishing hours, if available, are charged at $100/hour/3 people Nature Tour $275 for 2 people $350 for 3 people $400 for 4 people add $75/person after Enjoy a ride out to view sea lions and harbor seals while they are hauled out. Porpoise, dolphins and whales are also sometimes spotted. Many marine birds will keep you entertained as well. You also get to learn about some interesting facts about the local area. Duration: 2.0 hours Sunset Cruise $120/hr up to 4 people -$25/person after 4 Experience a relaxing boat trip out to view Parksville or Qualicum from the water. Relax and watch the sun go down with friends or family. Viewing eagles, harbor seals, sea lions and whales are not uncommon! Duration Minimum 1 hour Other Excursions available. See website.
This Vancouver Art Gallery is located at 535 Howe Street, it is a meticulous presentation of Fine Original Art with 2 floors boasting spectacular collections in Contemporary, Abstract, Figurative, Landscape, Cityscape and Still Life by Canadian and local Artists. BC’s largest collection of Original Old Master paintings and sculptures, Picasso,Renoir,Kandinsky,and more. Free Admission.