The Only House Rental in Desolation Sound
The cottage at Cove Time Retreat is located in Refuge Cove on West Redonda Island, 30 minutes by boat North of Lund, 5 minutes by boat East of Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island, and 2 minutes by boat from Refuge Cove.
Refuge Cove is accessible by boat or by float plane, and the cabin itself is only accessible by boat.
Traveling by Boat
Most boaters arrive from Seattle, Vancouver, or Victoria areas, cruising northward through the Strait of Georgia. Desolation Sound is at the northern end of the strait, and Refuge Cove is located there on West Redonda Island.
Alternatively, you can travel by car via BC Ferries (www.BCFerries.com) from Vancouver or Victoria to Powell River, then drive the short distance northward to Lund. From there, a private boat or the Lund Water Taxi (www.LundWaterTaxi.com) can take you the remaining 21 km to Refuge Cove.
For those arriving by private boat, there are three private dock spaces in front of the cabin, one of which is covered.
Traveling by Air
If you’re travelling from the South, Kenmore Air offers daily passenger air flights from their Lake Washington Terminal or from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. These flights run May 18 – September 24; charter service is also available year-round.
Corilair also offers daily flight services to the Discovery Islands, including Refuge Cove. These flights depart daily from Campbell River or Vancouver Harbour, April through September, and you also have the option of chartering a flight to and from the cove.
In either case, float planes land right at the dock in Refuge Cove. For schedules, fares, and other information, visit: www.KenmoreAir.com or www.Corilair.com