Your Magical Experience at Tzoonie Wilderness RETREAT
Genuine Sunshine Coast Wilderness Retreat – Boat Access Only
Only two hours from Vancouver is a vacation that goes back to the roots of ‘getting away’. No distractions, just BC coastal nature as untouched as it was 40 years ago, when Tzoonie camp was started. Tzoonie offers kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, biking, beachcombing, swimming or just plain relaxing with a good book, in a unique and wild coastal setting, and includes your scenic boat cruise.
A Feast for the Soul
Family friendly old-fashioned camping experience on the edge of the ocean
At Tzoonie we treat you like family, and we are all about experiencing the beauty of the place we are in, being 100% present and allowing nature to work her magic. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else on the Sunshine Coast, or perhaps even in British Columbia.
No crowds or boats coming and going, no phones ringing or videos and games to interfere with fully immersing yourself in the Sunshine Coast’s most natural environment. Bring a camera, and put away the phones… your soul and relationships will thank you!
If you haven’t experienced our version of a Sunshine Coast retreat, you haven’t had the real thing yet!
Waking up to the smell of ‘camp coffee’. Hearing the Stellar jays and the squirrel mounting their daily battles around the feeder. Feeling the forest, quiet and steady behind the camp, green, lovely, peaceful.
Thinking: what should I do today? Go kayaking or paddle boarding? See orcas and white-sided dolphins? Tour Storm Bay or head through the Tzoonie Narrows and up-inlet? Hike up the mountain to the incredible views towards the Skookumchuck and Egmont?
Then wind down the day with shellfish and sea asparagus you’ve gathered from our beach and prepared in your camp kitchen (with advice from our staff available!), accompanied by a cold beverage out of the creek. Tell stories around the fire – up by the camp kitchen or at the Oyster Shack on the beach), play card or board games, read, and wait for the stars to emerge in a dazzling spectacle that reflects in the ocean’s surface on flat nights.
If you’re lucky and stay up until true darkness settles in, you’ll hear Sammy the seal grunting on the float and observe the magic of bioluminescence, where everything in the water glows as it moves. This is the magic of Tzoonie Retreat, our timeless boat access only destination, yet only an hour from Sechelt.
And remember, our $140/night per person rate includes your scenic cruise!
After all, it wouldn’t be much of a wilderness vacation if you could drive to it, would it?
Book 2 nights, stay for 3 for bookings between May 1 and June 15!
In over 27 years we have received hundreds of reviews!
No wifi, no inter-net, no cell phone service......the only connection available is with nature!!! Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and unlimited oystrers!!! Try it, you will not be disappointed.B., Vancouver
Thanks for the fantastic hospitality, the peace and quiet and tranquility here is unbelievable. Can’t recommend you highly enough!Simon and Christine, UK
The staff are the best, words don't describe how amazing this place really is. Thank you for this true gem! Can't wait to go again next summer!Tracy Root, Google Reviews
Tzoonie is Unique
Because we are truly a wilderness retreat with no road access or neighbours of the human variety. Most marine parks and remote lodges cannot actually access the wilderness that surrounds them. Our site does! Explore many miles of abandoned logging trails overlooking ocean inlets from high in the mountains.
Tzoonie Retreat is boat access only – but your mini-cruise is included!
Tzoonie Retreat can sleep up to 14 in a mix of cabins, tent cabins, and tent platforms. We will pick up your group from Porpoise Bay and your nightly rate includes the boat cruise to and from Tzoonie Resort. Ask us about large group rates!
Team Building Retreats
Bring your facilitator and your staff and spend a few days in a relaxing environment that encourages relationship building without all the distractions of the modern world. Mornings and evenings are beautiful in the inlet, and mid day is perfect for a hike or swim and conducting training sessions or content tracks in the cookhouse.
Mountain Biking and Hiking Getaways
Bring your bikes or use ours and we’ll send you into the backcountry via decommissioned logging roads and you can head West for a view up the Inlet towards the Skookumchuck, or go the other way towards Tzoonie River and the glaciers at the head of Narrows Inlet. For down time enjoy shellfish from the beach, fish your drinks out of the creek and relax.
Yoga and Wellness Retreats
Grab six to eight of your best gal friends and come up for a two or three night escape from not only modern life, but all of the responsibilities. Just kick back and relax – go for paddles, take in a guided hike to a viewpoint above the camp, lay in the sun, read, or come up with some fun group activities. At dinner sit down to the freshest shellfish you’ll ever taste, chased by drinks cooled in the creek, with a beach fire down at The Oyster Shack to usher in an evening of star gazing and late night talk.
We have two fire pits: one next to the cookhouse with a large grill, and a second one on the beach at the ‘Oyster Shack’. Both are covered and can be enjoyed regardless of the weather. The only time the fire pits are not available is during Coastal Region fire bans. Our cookhouse offers a three burner propane stove, and a barbecue.
Your two night minimum stay includes the opportunity to walk the beach for oysters, mussels and clams, and ‘sea asparagus’. We’ll show you where to go, how to clean & prep your food, and give you ideas for how to cook it in your camp cookhouse. Note: shellfish harvesting is banned in times of red tide and limits must be observed.
What are you waiting for?
I only got a chance to visit Tzoonie for a day trip, but what I saw and experienced will bring me back again and again. The setting is amazing and there is so much to do if you love the outdoors. I got a chance to hike and forage for berries, as well as take some spectacular photos. Fraser was a wonderful guide and Art and Aleta were very gracious hosts. I'm already trying to plan an overnight visit in the near future. Can't wait to get back there! - Sunshine Coast Becky