Introducing: Soliphilia

Coast Mountain (Finally) Names the New Boat! Our very first boat was wood. She was small, with a sturdy lap-strake hull, a tiny cabin and a 10 hp Briggs and Stratton inboard motor. I’m not sure why we named her “Puffer” – maybe because the engine sent up little...

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...

Unplug and Go Kayaking!

It may have been television, video games, and the advent of internet. It could have been overprotective parents fueled by media-induced child abduction panic. Perhaps it was that bulldozer paving the last green space to make way for a strip mall. Likely, it was all of...