Date: May 22nd – 26th, 2019
Group Size: 8
- 4 nights accommodations at The Lofthouse
- Personal Chef cooks all meals
- Transportation from Fair Harbour by boat
- All house beer and wine included
- Full use of Yoga Yurt overlooking the beaches and ocean
- Nightly Beach fires (weather dependant)
- All standup paddleboard equipment and safety gear.
What’s Not Included:
- Travel to and from Fair Harbour
- Staff Gratuities
Reservation & Cancellation Policy
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking with full payment two months prior to trip start. Any cancellations incur a 10% administration fee on the full trip price. Cancellations with 60-30 days of trip start date will issue a 50% return and there will be no refunds within 30 days of trip start date.
Remote Wilderness Paddling & Surfing on Vancouver Island
Kapoose Creek Retreat consists of 400 wilderness acres on the coast of the wild North Pacific Ocean and Rugged Point Provincial Park. These lands have been occupied by indigenous cultures for many thousands of years, today it is a sanctuary from the hustle of civilization. Kapoose Creek Retreat provides an incredible platform to launch our SUP & Surf retreat and is on the doorstep of a wild, remote and stunningly beautiful coastline.
The Pacific Ocean meets the 400 acres of Kapoose Creek as it rolls onto miles of remote sandy beaches. Breathtaking rock formations and reefs, ancient Douglas Fir, old growth Cedar and the span of the Pacific make for stunning sunsets.The span of surf swept beaches reaches from Rugged Point Provincial Park to the North all the way down to Eliza Peninsula. The outlying Barrier Islands act as a natural breakwater, creating calm and safe conditions for touring and exploration. The nearby surf beach is the perfect and almost private sandy beach break for paddle surfing in the gentle waves.
The Kapoose Creek flows into the Pacific, creating a beautiful estuary that beckons exploration on land or in the water. Foraging Black Bear, eagles and glorious nature await those who follow the boardwalk trail, slipping in and out of old growth forest down to white sandy beaches. Old growth cedar can grow up to 1000 years of age and reach a span of 12 feet across. Walk amongst these ancient giants and learn how the indigenous people used the forest to survive for thousands of years.
Our four nights of accommodation will be at The Loft House at Kapoose which was completed in 2017 as part of a plan to build a completely sustainable, off grid living operation. Surrounded by coastal mountains, a beautiful estuary, and white sand beaches, the Lofthouse at Kapoose is the ideal Remote West Coast escape for our paddling group.
This is an outstanding coastal location providing incredible standup paddleboarding, paddle surfing and other opportunities for adventures, relaxation and connection.
Additional Arrival Options
Although boat transportation from Fair Harbour is included in the price, we would be happy to organize much quicker air transport for you and your group from Gold River, Campbell River, Tofino or Vancouver. There really is nothing more stunning than flying over the rugged terrain of Vancouver Island – an adventure in itself! Please inquire for rates.
This is a sample itinerary and will/may change based on weather and group interests. There is a wide range of on water and on land activities and we will create an itinerary and adventure paddling program that will take advantage of the incredible coastal environment.
Boat pick up in Fair Harbour is at 12:00pm. As 20-30 minute scenic boat ride takes you to the lodge at Kapoose Creek. We will have lunch upon our arrival and settle into our rooms. Afternoon activities will include a standup paddleboard introduction and tour of the area. Dinner will be at The Lofthouse with a sunset beach walk and fire to finish the day.
Sunrise Yoga/stretching session with breakfast to follow. Full day standup paddleboard tour of Rugged Point Marine Park with boat pickup. Lunch will be at a remote beach within the marine park. Dinner will be back at the Loft House with evening campfire.
Full day of intro to paddle surfing at a remote beach break with lunch at the beach. Dinner at the Lofthouse with evening Yoga Session and stretch to sooth the tired muscles. Beach campfire and sunset to complete the day.
Breakfast followed by a morning paddle surf session. Lunch at the Lofthouse with an afternoon boat assisted paddle trip to Kyuquot, a First Nations community located in Kyuquot Sound a world class and spectacular paddling destination. Dinner at the Lofthouse followed by a Yoga session/stretch and beach fire.
Optional adventure morning can include, paddle surf, estuary paddle, ocean tour, beach walk, yoga session followed by breakfast. Departure from Kapoose Creek Retreat is at 11:00am for return to Tahsis.
What to Bring
** We will be staying at Kapoose Creek Lodge with all the amenities and this gear list is for paddling. Bring what you want to hang out around the lodge or for hiking around the lodge.
Paddling & Surf Gear
- 4/3 hooded or 5/3 hooded wetsuit
- booties/ sandals/water shoes
- Upper and lower body clothing system. I personally wear Vaikobi V Cold Storm Pant and V Cold L/S Base.
- Board shorts
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Mid Layer fleece or Puffy Jacket
- Paddling Gloves if your hands are sensitive to cold
- water bottle
- thermos (for tea, coffee or hot water)
- notebook/journal/reading material
- camera, batteries
- headlamp with extra batteries
- Hiking shoes/boots
Contact Us if you have any other questions about gear and equipment.