Just 30 miles south of Whistler, spanning the confluence of the Cheakamus and Cheekye rivers, family-owned-and-run Sunwolf is a five-acre, lovingly restored former fishing lodge that retains all of the charm of its midcentury origins without sacrificing amenities and comfort (except for Wi-Fi, for which the lodge is unapologetic: “Pretend it’s 1990, talk to each other, read a book, play cards or enjoy the outdoors!”). All 12 pet-friendly riverside cabins feature fireplaces, en suite bathrooms, seating areas, and hardwood floors, with upgrades that offer full kitchens or kitchenettes and soaking tubs. Warmer months bring an almost summer-camp vibe to Sunwolf, with lawn games, volleyball, barbecue grills, and a fire pit. The lodge also works with Squamish Rafting Company to organize warm-weather white-water-rafting trips down the Elaho, and wintertime eagle-watching float trips down Cheakamus that end just a short walk back to the lodge. Not to be missed is Fergie’s, the lodge's riverside restaurant, open year-round for breakfast and lunch, which has become one of the most popular stop-offs on the Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler. Guests relax on the covered deck or large new dining room to enjoy scrumptious eggs Benedict (with homemade buttermilk biscuits), veggie bowl (poached eggs, braised beans, kale, yam, avocado, caramelized onions, mushrooms, feta), or house-smoked salmon burger.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
70002 Squamish Valley Rd, Brackendale, BC V0N 1H0, Canada
Sun - Sat 9am - 7pm