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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.
Boating, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
For an unforgettable West Coast experience, step aboard our spacious 53 foot luxury motor yacht for a tour unlike any other to look for whales, bears, sea lions, sea otters and other wildlife in comfort. More than just wildlife viewing, our interpretive tours include a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters of the Broken Group islands section of Pacific Rim National Park and a gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic evening wildlife cruises and private charters are also available.
Wineries & Wine Tours
Baillie-Grohman’s premium award winning boutique wines are grown, handcrafted and bottled in small lots in the breathtaking Creston Valley in south-eastern British Columbia Canada. It’s exciting to be on the edge in this emerging wine-growing region. We see interesting distinctions in our valley and on our Erickson Bench that are yielding premium wines with a unique Kootenay fingerprint. Our Tasting room is open seasonally starting the first weekend of April through the May long weekend when we open 7 days per week until Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving we are open weekends until Christmas. Hours are open 11 am to 5 pm. Book ahead for a tour of the winery.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Facilities: 34 campsites, 2 group sites, public beach, picnic area, boat launch, hiking trails, pit toilets, hand water pump. There is a 10hp boating restriction on the lake. Location: The best access road is off of Highway 3 about 6km east of Bridesville. Follow Johnstone Creek Road for 25km to the park. It is a maintained gravel road and takes approximately 40 minutes from the highway turnoff. Other access points off of Highway 33 and from OK Falls are not well marked and are unmaintained forestry roads that are not suitable for vehicle traffic. Conkle Lake is a secluded lake in the sub-alpine Kettle Valley area that offers rainbow trout fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking. Come enjoy the sunshine, sandy beach and pristine views at this out-of-the-way gem! Firewood is available for sale. Open from May Long Weekend through Labour Day.
CVS Tours is a CVS Cruise Victoria company. We are a medium sized motor coach company operating in Victoria, BC Canada. We operate a fleet of Prevost motor coaches and Alexander Dennis modern English Double Decker buses. At the start of 2016 we have a team of over 40 staff members who are dedicated to ensuring our guests have the finest experiences possible while in our care. In the Summer of 2017 CVS Tours will be introducing an 88 passenger – all Electric – Double Decker bus, the first of its kind in Canada, in partnership with Green Power Motor Company and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. CVS is a Sightseeing company with the best live driver narration for Victoria City Tours as well as our iconic Butchart Gardens Tour. Sit back and relax as we offer you the very best that Victoria has to offer. Shop around – we think you will like our price point as well as the benefits of travelling with the industry leader. No one has more experience in Sightseeing, Charters or Cruise Ship services in Victoria than CVS Sightseeing & Tours. We also provides transportation services to Princess Cruise Lines arriving at the Port of Victoria – Ogden Point. We provide guest exclusive Shuttle Bus Service from the Cruise Ship Terminal to Downtown Victoria and return. The service operates from each pier to the heart of the downtown shopping and tourist districts – if you wish to see Victoria, we will take you there!
Spas & Wellness
Visit The Parkside Spa to escape into a tranquil, welcoming atmosphere complemented by our full menu of professional services and treatments. Our spa uses only the most luxurious products which have been hand-picked in order to bring you the very best nature has to offer. We are committed to helping our guests restore their natural harmony of wellness and beauty.
Photo Tours on Sundays. The Photo Tours are $20 per person. For 2019 we will tour and photograph Cascade Falls starting mid-May – date TBA. Join us and bring your family. Children under 14 free. It’s easy walking for everyone. We have several locations at the falls. Bring your camera, phone or tablet . Other tours available upon request; Son Ranch Timber Company, Christina Lake and the Granby River Valley. Check the website for details.
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
BC Craft Distillery making award wining spirits in downtown Penticton. Learn the details of each step in the production process: milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, and afterwards enjoy a guided tasting through our available products.
Horseback Riding & Ranches, Bed & Breakfasts
Dining & Culinary Tours
A Taste of Victoria Food Tours is a 2 hour guided historic walking and food tour through Chinatown, Old Town and the Inner Harbour of beautiful Victoria, B.C., Canada. Along the route guests will take part in 6-8 food tastings, while learning the vibrant history of this city.
Boating, Cabins & Cottages, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Beautiful resort on Puntzi Lake. 6 lakefront cabins with full kitchen and bath. Enjoy the beauty from your deck. 15 RV sites, 8 lakefront and 7 pull throughs. Boat rentals, boat launch, laundry, restaurant by reservation, playground, high speed Internet. Great fishing for Kokanee and rainbow trout!
Spa Revive is an exclusive boutique spa, we offer our guests only the highest quality services where relaxation, revitalization, and serenity can be found.