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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Vancouver, Coast & Mountains  > Lund

Lund
Named after a university town in Sweden, Lund is located only 25 km (15.5 miles) north of Powell River at the very end or the beginning of Hwy 101.

Pan-American Highway
Hwy 101 or the Pan-American Highway is the longest highway in the world, going 15,020 km (9,312 miles) from Lund all the way to Castro, Chile.

Desolation Sound
Located at the southern end of Manson Passage, Lund is a boaters' dream come true with Desolation Sound, British Columbia's largest marine park, located close by. Desolation Sound boasts over 60 km (37 miles) miles of shoreline featuring sheltered coves, sandy beaches, tranquil bays and small islands.

Warm Clear Water
Located at the confluence of Homfray Channel and Malaspina Inlet, Desolation Sound during the summer features very warm clear ocean water similar to Mexico. If you enjoy swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, these waters are ideal. For kayaking the exploring is exceptional.

Copeland Islands
Just off the coast from Lund in Thulin Passage is another marine park called the Copeland Islands Provincial Marine Park or known locally as the Ragged Islands. Made up of a small chain of islands that are all grouped together, Copeland Islands is an ideal spot to go ocean kayaking or for safe moorage. The Copelands are about halfway to Desolation Sound from Lund and is an easy day trip.

Lund Hotel
One relic that is a must to visit when you're at Lund is the Lund Hotel which was built in 1905 by brothers Charlie and Fred Thulin from Sweden. The Lund Hotel absolutely oozes of history from BC's fabled coastline. The hotel was completely updated in 2000 by the Sliammon First Nation and partner/businessman, David Formosa, providing you with the very best in accommodation.

Nancy's Bakery
Besides the Lund Hotel you can also get a bite to eat at Nancy's Bakery, a bakery style coffee shop located on the waterfront. Nancy's is a great spot for treating yourself with an excellent coffee or fresh-baked breads and pastries while enjoying a view of the harbour scene.

Savary Island
Situated at the dock area near the Lund Hotel is where you can catch a water taxi to one of British Columbia's best beach areas sometimes called 'Hawaii of the North,' Savary Island is a small island within view of Lund which is mostly encircled by sandy beaches. If you like to walk, make your way around the island, especially to South Beach where you can find probably Savary's finest beach.

Okeover Arm Provincial Park
If you happen to be in Lund without a boat there is a marine park you can visit that has road access. Okeover Arm Marine Provincial Park is only 9 km (6 miles) east of Lund. The park features a pebble beach with great access for kayaking up Okeover Arm. Just remember if you want to camp, the campground is very small and can get quite popular during the summer.

The Sunshine Coast Trail
There is a very nice recreational trail located near Lund called the Sunshine Coast Trail. The northern trailhead of the 180 km (112 miles) trail to Saltery Bay is located just north of Lund at Sarah Point. If you want to start at Sarah Point, it is near the end of the Malaspina Peninsula in Desolation Sound and has to be accessed by water taxi.

Malaspina Road
If your plans don't allow for this, there is an access point to the trail on Malaspina Road near Lund. You can now go either north to Sarah Point, then return, or travel south towards Powell River and come out near the Shinglemill Pub on Powell Lake.

Day Trips
To complete The Sunshine Coast Trail straight through from Sarah Point to Saltery Bay you will have to plan on hiking at least 10-15 km (6-10 miles) per day. The good thing though, if you don't want to do it completely, there are at least 20 access points throughout the length of the trail.

Sliammon First Nation
The area around Lund, Savary Island, Harwood Island and south towards Powell River are the traditional lands of the Sliammon First Nation. Although many of the ancient villages have disappeared this land is still considered sacred by the Sliammon. Take your time and visit some of the art displays and kiosks that show this proud heritage.

Adventure Tours
If you would like to experience some of the recreation possibilities that Lund has to offer, there are plenty of adventure groups working out of Lund and Powell River. Many offer kayak tours, scuba diving experiences and Zodiac rides throughout Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands.

The Dome
There are a few bed & breakfast outlets in the area. One that you'll find quite fascinating definitely has to be The Dome. The buildings are carved out of Cedar plants into a myriad of sculpture and design. The Dome will introduce you to the unique West Coast art found in Lund and the Powell River Regional District.

Sunlund By-The-Sea
If you're RV camping overnight at Lund, please try Sunlund By-The-Sea. The campground is conveniently located within strolling distance of Nancy's Bakery, Savary Island Water Taxi and the Lund Hotel. Sunlund By-The-Sea is especially enjoyable as it is situated on the western slope which gives it lots of sun especially in the late evenings and during the fall season. Just remember to pack a flash light for the narrow trail at night.

Forest Service Recreation Sites
There are also two old rustic Forest Service Recreation Sites in the area called Dinner Rock and the other, Appleton Creek. Dinner Rock is just south of town off Hwy 101 directly across from the south-east tip of Savary Island. Appleton Creek is directly east of Sliammon travelling on generally rough roads.

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Pan American Highway - Hwy 101
Pan American Highway - Hwy 101

 

Pkoto of Kayaking in Okeover Inlet
Kayaking in Okeover Inlet

 

Photo of the Lund Hotel
Lund Hotel

 

Photo of Nancy's Bakery
Nancy's Bakery

 

Lund Harbour
Lund Harbour

 

Okeover Arm
Okeover Arm

 

Lund Boardwalk
Lund Boardwalk

 

Photo of  Lund Water Taxis
Lund Water Taxi

 

Photo of Lund Harbour
Lund Harbour

 
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