Archive for October, 2009

Black Bears Fishing!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Every fall our local black bears wait in anticipation for the first big rainfall, which raises the water level and brings the salmon (bears’ favourite foodgroup!) back up Thornton Creek to spawn. The rain was later than usual this fall, as the West Coast enjoyed a warm and dry September and early October. But the bears are now feasting at Thornton Creek, and will continue to do so until around the second week in November, so be sure to book your stay soon.

You can view the bears safely from a raised boardwalk which skirts the hatchery all the way up to the waterfall. The occasional bear has been know to use the walkway too, or cross the road where you park your vehicle, but they seem quite oblivious to the onlookers and remain focussed on their feasting. Great photo or video opportunities! Check out this You-tube link to see what you’re missing:

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Storm Season is already here!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Well since we’ve already had our first (winter?) storm, we’re changing our Storm Watching Package to start now, October 19th — stay 3 nights for the price of 2! That’s at our fall/winter rate of $135 per night plus GST. We still include some breakfast supplies for you to make your own breakfast at your leisure.

Here is a link to some amazing storm footage taken last winter from the Wild Pacific Trail here in Ucluelet, just a 4-block walk away:

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Snuggle up on the new cabin nook

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
We’re always striving to improve the cabins, so this spring we replaced the tables and chairs with new custom upholstered corner nooks and pedestal tables. Not only more comfortable for dining, the nook offers a cozy spot to put your feet up and read a book by the window or watch a DVD.
With winter and storm season coming, you’ll want to cocoon in the cabin after a brisk walk on the Wild Pacific Trail, make a hot chocolate and settle in for the evening. New hooks outside the cabin door will allow your rain gear to drip-dry while you put on the fireplace, some great music, and watch twilight fall on the harbour. Life doesn’t get much better than that!
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