Experience the magic of northern Vancouver Island
Enjoy nature’s expansive beauty from your spot at Cluxewe Resort
Share in the richness of these lands and waters that our Peoples have stewarded since time immemorial. Choose from a wide variety of nature and culture activities to fill your days with adventure and delight.
Cluxewe Resort can recommend local tour operators and wildlife experts that offer excursions in the region, so be sure to speak with our resort staff.
Bask in the peaceful sights and sounds of blue skies full of birds
Birding at Cluxewe Resort isn’t something that guests necessarily need to put any effort into -- it happens effortlessly. In the spring and early summer, watch bald eagle fledglings from an easily-viewed nest. Catch sight of shore and water birds splashing along the estuary, and bald eagles, hawks, and the occasional peregrine falcon patrolling the skies. Busy northwestern crows dot the beaches, while Stellar’s Jays squabble and keep tabs on everyone and kingfishers swoop and dive. For more information on birding in the region, visit the Malcolm Island Birding Club’s website.Malcolm Island Birding Club
Experience a setting surrounded by true wildlife
You don’t have to go far to experience wildlife on northern Vancouver Island. At Cluxewe Resort, we have several designated viewing areas along the estuary and an easily accessible beach. Keep an eye out for dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, minke whales, and the occasional pod of orcas. Seals and sea lions may also enter the estuary following the salmon at high tide. Closer to land, you’re likely to spot river otters, black-tailed deer, and mink. Black bears are not uncommon, particularly when the salmon start to run. Grey wolves are occasionally spotted on the spit near our resort; however, they are very elusive and typically avoid people.
Adventures on northern Vancouver Island
Use Cluxewe Resort as your home base for amazing adventures to hidden gems. Take a leisurely 30-minutes’ drive to Telegraph Cove, a magical launch point for eco-tourism, or visit the U’mista Cultural Centre in the Village of Alert Bay a must-see museum and cultural showcase dedicated to forging links between the Kwakwaka’wakw past, present and future. Malcolm Island, home to Sointula, the former utopian Finnish village, is an equally charming attraction. Interested in something more exhilarating? Pack your bags for the views of a lifetime at San Josef Bay or the Cape Scott Provincial Park. Take advantage of one of the many wildlife viewing eco-tours, explore deep karst caves, or venture up to Mount Cain -- a ski area with alpine trails that offer breathtaking views, no matter the season.Telegraph Cove Village of Alert Bay Sointula Cape Scott Provincial Park