Up The Garden Path

If you follow the upper path at our Read Island lodge – through the forest, over the creek, past the showers and sauna – you’ll find a shady trail that leads uphill. As you hike, distant bird calls mingle with the rush and tumble of a small waterfall, and soon...

Employees of the Month

Here at Coast Mountain, no one is more integral to our business than Cedar and Luna. Without them, the experience just wouldn’t be the same. Cedar is a full-time resident of the lodge on Read Island and acts as the official welcoming committee for all multi-day...

A Whale Tale

“We wait, not knowing just where it will happen; suddenly they smash through the surface, someone begins shouting for joy and you realize it is yourself as they surge upward and you see for the first time how huge they are, as they breach, and dive, and breach...

A Tribute to the ‘Chico Mendes’

My oversized black gumboots thumped against my shins with every step. I was walking fast to keep up with my parents, who set a brisk pace down the ramp of the Maple Bay harbour dock. I didn’t want to get left behind; we were going to look at a new-to-us boat – a...

Toba Fjordlands Exploration

“You want to build a log dump right next to our campsite?” I asked incredulously, “Can’t you move it somewhere else!?” “Nope” replied the forester, standing tall in his Interfor issue orange raingear and spiked caulk boot. “That’s where it’s going, non-negotiable”....