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Hotel Review: The Lund Resort at Klah Ah Men

This historic, Indigenous-owned property on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast combines small-town seaside charm with local touches and great eats.

THE VIBE

Located in Klah Ah Men, territory of the Tla’amin people, the Lund Resort infuses hospitality with Indigenous art and traditions. While the building’s origins date back to 1895, when it was opened by Swedish immigrants, the hotel and the Klah Ah Men lands were repatriated to the Tla’amin in 1999. In 2016, the hotel reopened as the Lund Resort, offering upgraded amenities and furnishings alongside opportunities to learn more about the territory’s Indigenous culture.

The atmosphere at the Lund Resort combines small-town seaside charm with art and traditions that honour the Tla’amin, which are one of many Indigenous Coast Salish tribes that inhabit the Pacific Northwest. Staying at the Lund Resort is an opportunity to support an Indigenous enterprise while also learning more about its powerful and important history.

THE ROOMS

The structure of the Lund Resort is rooted as an old-school two-story hotel. But its 31 rooms and suites have been recently upgraded with new furnishings, bedding and art. Indigenous textiles were incorporated into the bed runner and Indigenous art and motifs decorate the walls, enhancing each room with local character.

Our corner suite was equipped with an outdoor terrace and patio area to enjoy a stunning view over the Salish Sea. It was the perfect vantage point to take in sunsets over the ocean or enjoy a room service meal. Inside, a small seating area of side chairs around the fireplace helps to create a warm ambiance in cooler weather. Our room was also equipped with a TV, bar area and a bar fridge for added comfort.

THE FEATURES

The Lund Resort features a few key amenities to enhance your stay. The Back Eatery, located in the rear of the resort (and inspiring the restaurant’s name) is frequented by both hotel guests and locals. Expect modern pub fare with a decent selection of vegan eats like beet burgers that would satisfy an omnivore. Grab a spot on the Back Eatery patio when the weather cooperates.

At the Stockpile Market, you’ll find snacks, small goods, fishing gear and liquor for sale while the the Sweet Shack meets your cravings for candy and treats. Head to the Gallery at Klah ah Men to shop for textiles, carvings and works of art from Tla’amin makers, or simply just to learn more about Indigenous symbols and their cultural significance. Caffeine hounds can sate their cravings with steaming cups from 13 Moons Coffee, which just opened in 2019.

THE LOCATION

Those familiar with the West Coast’s iconic Highway 101 will appreciate knowing that the Canadian portion of the throughway actually begins right at the Lund Resort. But there’s no need to venture far for a fulfilling adventure on the Sunshine Coast. A marina and dock are located right next to the resort, where guests and visitors can catch a water taxi to Savary Island, nicknamed “Hawaii of the North” for its abundance of sandy stretches. The resort is a 20-minute drive to the Okeover Inlet, where you can rent kayaks and embark on multi-day kayak trips through Powell River Sea Kayak. There are also a few local eateries within walking distance of the Lund Resort, including Nancy’s Bakery (the blackberry cinnamon bun is their signature item) and the seafood-centric Boardwalk Restaurant.

Rooms from $120 per night.

1436 Highway 101, Lund, B.C., 1-877-569-3999; lundresort.com

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