Sayward Tourism

Accommodation

There are many places to stay in the valley, from rustic campgrounds to beautiful B&B’s, from full service RV sites to hotels and lodges, we something for everyone here. Read more…

Foods

There are no fast food chain restaurants, no big box stores, but you will find some mighty fine dinning. There are quaint restaurants, b&b’s, hotels, and pubs that offer a variety of eating experiences. Read more…

Adventures

Whale Watching, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC
Kelsey Bay Wharf

With the Sayward Valley having  a year-round population of about 1500, it has that small town feel, there are farms and forests all along the 10 km road that leads to town from the junction. Many people come from all over the world to take in the beauty of the Sayward area, we are in a middle of a vast wilderness forest containing rivers and lakes, mountains and valleys, it is a place to go kayaking, hiking, whale watching, or fishing, true wilderness adventures are waiting at every twist of the trail or dip of the paddle. Read more…

 

Kayaking

There something to be said for kayaking along, listening to the steady dip of the paddle, soaking up the wonders all around you, off in the distance you might see the puff of mist from a humpback whale, or perhaps the big eyes of a close passing sea-lion. You can forget all about your worries and just enjoy yourself. This could be the adventure of a lifetime, a journey you will never forget. Read more…

Bears and Whales

Humpback Whale, Joyce Ellis

 

If kayaking is a bit beyond your abilities, then we also have guided salmon fishing trips and bear/whale watching tours that can found in the valley, you can go out in relative comfort and still enjoy the wonders that our area have. We have so much to see here. Read more…

 

Hiking

There are many trails in the valley, some are quite easy while others will test you endurance to the limits. The mount H’Kusam klimb is a tough mountain race that takes you up a mountain and back down again. It covers 23 km of trails. “are you tough enough”. The next race is on June 23rd, 2018. Read more…

Camping & Canoeing

Wilderness, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC
Mohun Lake

In the forests beyond the edge of our community there are numerous lakes and rivers where you can go out for a day in your kayak or canoe or perhaps take 4 to 5 days and do the Sayward Valley Canoe Route. For adventures of the wild sort, you could head down one of our great kayaking rivers, we have plenty of white water runs here. There are plenty of campsites where you can find a spot for your RV or your tent. Read more…

 

Spelunking

If you are not claustrophobic and like squeezing through tight places under ground, then the sayward area is the place for you. There are many caves in our area, some are quite easy while others require you to repel great distances, some are hidden while others have rec sites. Read more…

Mountain Sports

We have a variety of mountain sports that can be accessed from Sayward. You can go mountain hiking, mountain climbing or skiing at Mt Cain. Read More…

Parks

 

 

We have many parks located in the Sayward Forest area. Most of these parks are located on the shores of our lakes, these parks are awesome for picnics, fishing and camping, most have well looked after rec sites. Read more…

 

Events

There are events happening year round in Sayward, we have the Kusum Klimb, Canada Day Parade and Fireworks, Art In The Park and you can find the summer farmers market along with their winter fair at the Heritage Hall. The Sayward Valley Folk Music Society also has a monthly show at the Heritage Hall. Read more…

Artists

There is a whole community of crafts people and artists that love to create, some of the artists have studios where you can see them in their element and there is a farmers market held at the Heritage Hall on Saturdays, a Sunday Market in the Kelsey Centre and a wonderful gift shop on the wharf where you can buy all sorts of incredible local crafts. Read more…

History

Sayward has quite the history, from the first nations settlement on the Salmon River, through the early logging days and on up to this point in time. Read more…