Perched at the ocean’s edge on northern Quadra Island, Discovery Islands Lodge offers B&B accommodation, guided kayaking, and equipment rentals. It’s a world away from the city and an affordable escape for everyone with an adventurous spirit.
Completely off-grid and primarily solar powered, the lodge is a great place to relax and recharge. Casual and friendly atmosphere is shared in the upstairs dining area where healthy delicious breakfasts are served – and the kitchen is then available for guests to self-prepare other meals. Connect with family and friends in the spacious common room or enjoy the decks, all with heavenly views. A special feature is the wood-fired sauna built right on the dock!
Perfectly situated between three provincial parks, Discovery Islands Lodge is close to swimming lakes, hiking trails, and a paddling paradise out front. Nearby Surge Narrows Marine Park is a colourful drama of marine life and idyllic islets, perfect for exploring by kayak. Shorelines are coated in urchins and sea stars, and kelp beds hide fish; abundant food attracts birds and seals, as well as dolphins, sea lions, and transient whales.
The lodge offers guided kayak day trips as an easy way for paddlers of all ages and abilities to experience the beauty of Surge Narrows. Led by experienced, certified guides, these excursions include a comprehensive skills and safety lesson, high quality kayaking equipment, and a tasty home-made lunch.
Discovery Islands Lodge is locally owned by the Keller family, who also operate Coast Mountain Expeditions, one of BC’s first kayak touring companies. Coast Mountain’s multi-day kayak tours explore various routes in the Discovery Islands and are a great choice for those looking to explore even further.
Discovery Islands Lodge
Lodge and Kayak Base: Northern Quadra Island, Discovery Islands, BC
Mailing Address: Box 25 Read Island, Surge Narrows, BC V0P 1W0