Lund is a village near the northern end of British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. It's quiet, out of the way and has a beautiful setting with the snow-capped peaks of Vancouver Island across Georgia Street on one side and the green rise of the Coast Mountains on the other. Not surprisingly then, it's a great place to relax or if you're looking for some time in the great outdoors.
The main way in (and out) of town is Highway 101. From Powell River, it is about 20-30 minutes drive. From Vancouver, it will take about 5-6 hours, depending on the wait time at the ferries.
If you have a boat, moorage is available.
The townsite is small and can be covered by foot. A car or boat will be needed to get to some outlying attractions, restaurants, etc.
By water taxi
If you want to go to one of the islands or be dropped off somewhere around Desolation Sound for hiking, kayaking, etc., a water taxi is an easy option.
- Lund Water Taxi, (at Lund Marina (end of the highway)), ☎ +1 604-483-9749, . Provides transport to various islands in the Lund region. Also offers a bicycle and kayak transfer service. edit
Savary Island's golden sand beaches are a rarity in British Columbia
- Savary Island is an island near Lund. It is unique ecologically for the area as it's like a migrating sandbar with beaches along the shore and forests in the middle. The sandy beaches, plus the (relatively) warmer waters, have earned it the nickname of "Hawaii of the North". There are some hiking and snorkeling opportunities and it's a good place just to hang out on the beach and relax. There are some amenities (general store, accommodation) from mid-May to early-September, but if you travel there at other times, be sure to bring your own supplies. Lund Water Taxi provides transport to and from the island; return trip is $20/person.
- Boat cruises (tour or fishing)
- Rent a kayak
- Boardwalk Restaurant, above the marina at Lund Harbour, ☎ 604-483-2201, . 12PM-10PM Tu-Su (July-Aug), reduced hours Apr-Jun and Sept, closed Oct-Mar. Lunch and dinner with an emphasis on fresh local seafood. edit
- Laughing Oyster, 10052 Malaspina Road (about ten minutes outside of town on Okeover Arm), ☎ 604-483-9775, . Seafood and meat dishes overlooking the water. Mains $20-$35. edit
- Nancy's Bakery, 1451 Lund Highway (on the hill overlooking the marina), ☎ 604-483-4180. Breakfast, lunch and baked goods. Under $10. edit
- Lund Hotel Pub, end of the highway (in the Lund Hotel), ☎ 604-414-0478, . Good food and drinks with a patio that overlooks Lund Harbour and nearby islands. edit
- Desolation Sound Resort, 2694 Dawson Road (turn onto Malaspina Road from the highway and follow the signs), ☎ 1-800-399-3592 (toll-free) or +1 604-483-3592, . Cabins set amid the forest overlooking Okeover Arm. $150-$320 (July - mid-Sept), cheaper rates off-season. edit
- Lund Hotel, end of the highway, near the marina, ☎ 1-877-569-3999 (toll-free) or +1 604-414-0474, . Offers Standard, Deluxe and Superior rooms. Deluxe rooms come with harbour views and complimentary wireless Internet. $130-$225 (June - Sept), $100-$185 off-season. edit
- Sunlund By-the-Sea, 1496 Murray Road (follow the signs - turn-off Highway 101 just before Lund), ☎ +1 604-483-9220 ([email protected]), . Campground and cabins with spots for motorhomes, trailers and tents. Facilities include washrooms, showers and laundromat and all sites have an electrical outlet and waste drain. Campground open May-Sept, cabins available year round (by reservation only outside of summer). Campsites $23; Cabins range from $35-$150. edit
Lund is quite literally the end of the road. Your options for getting out are to retrace your path to Vancouver or go to Powell River and take the ferry to Comox on Vancouver Island.
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