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632 Main St., PO Box 249

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Cougar Annie's Garden / Boat Basin Foundation


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About Us

Cougar Annie’s Garden, one of British Columbia’s most historic homesteads, is situated alongside the northern shore of Clayoquot Sound 32 miles from Tofino and accessible only by boat or floatplane.

The seven cabins and Central Hall, (collectively called the Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre), located on a hill above the garden with views to the Pacific horizon, are available on an exclusive basis for short-term stays (minimum two nights, minimum group-size four).

After a 20-minute floatplane trip (included in the fare – see website) guests offload on the beach and hike 15 minutes through the garden and onwards to the field study centre.  Gear and supplies are transported via vehicle.  Guests arrive self-contained, bringing food, towels and sleeping bags (or sheets and pillowcases – a limited number of sleeping bags are available as blankets).  Central Hall has a fully-equipped kitchen, potable water, and a dining table that seats 24.  There is no internet or cell phone reception, and no power or running water at the cabins.  The limited solar power at Central Hall runs a refrigerator.  There are outhouses and no shower facilities on site.

Hiking trails and boardwalks exist on the property in addition to the two-kilometer mesmerizing maze of moss-covered pathways within the garden and the expansive accessible shoreline around Hesquiat Harbour. Rae Lake, a short walk from the cabins, has a swimming dock and canoes.

Visits are organized through Boat Basin Foundation, a registered Canadian charity (Charity Registration # 88805 5423 RR0001). Groups, size 4-29, are invited to overnight, with exclusive use of the facilities. Overnight visits are a charitable activity of the Foundation.