Sayward Accommodations options range from hostels to b&b’s, plus wilderness camping up to full-service campgrounds and RV sites. Whatever your preferred vacationing style, you are sure to find it here! Don’t forget to ask your host about activities or tours that they offer or can direct you too.


River Bend Guest Suites

River Bend Guest Suites is located on the original Smit homestead.  Mr. Smit, one of the original settlers in the Valley, claim to fame was owning the first automobile in the area. The land is a rambling 60 plus acres along the Salmon River.  This magnificent property has been undergoing renovations and recovery for the past few years.  This work is continuing, the results of which we are proud to share with our guests.

We have two self-contained suites available. The Arbour Suite is on the ground floor over-looking the grape arbor and meadow.  The suite has private access from a semi-private covered deck. Our second floor Mountain Suite has a stunning view of Mount H’kusam and meadows. The yard area offers a fire pit, picnic table – perfect for toasting marshmallows. The trails and beaches along the river are a wonderful place to explore.  The meadow often is visited by black-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, eagles, hawks, and many other birds. In early summer the hummingbirds arrive and are mesmerizing to watch.

Tenting/ Unserviced RVs sites are available upon request ($)

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Sayward River Guest House

Salmon River Guesthouse is located in the heart of the Sayward Valley on Northern Vancouver Island. Built-in the 1930s as the residence of the general store, the house has been gently modernized and renovated but still maintains much of its original character and charm.

There are three rooms available so please inquire if you have a group wanting to book an entire house! It would be a great place for getting married. Views of the mountains and river are incredible.

We have kayaks and canoes that are free for guests to use and swimming in the river can be a great way to cool down in the heat of summer.

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Campgrounds and RV sites

Elk Creek Rec Site

A small, shady site next to a creek. An open forest makes for easy exploration. Also, there is a maintained trail on the south side of the access road. Take time to visit the nearby Village of Sayward and Kelsey Bay.

To get there from Campbell River, follow Highway 19 north. The site access road is on the left-hand side of the highway (sign visible), just past the turnoff to Sayward. The site is about an hour’s drive from Campbell River.

This is a pretty site, just 5 minutes from the Sayward Junction.

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Kelsey Bay RV Campground

Our oceanside campground is located in Sayward on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. With breathtaking views of the Johnstone Strait and surrounding mountains, it is indeed Sayward’s Pacific Paradise!

Are you coming our way? If so, we can’t wait to see you! For more information or to make reservations for your stay at Kelsey Bay RV Campground, please contact us as follows:

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Sayward Valley Resort – Fisherboy park

We are located at  Sayward Junction, on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our property offers a park-like setting with lots of trees and grass, just steps away from the Salmon River.  Located in a central location in the Sayward Valley, we are adjacent to a gas station, and restaurants.  These amenities are within walking distance of our motel and campground.  Being so central, Sayward Valley Resort-Fisherboy Park is perfectly located to serve sport fishermen, nature lovers, and forestry workers.  Nearby rivers include the Salmon, Adam, Eve, Nimpkish, Campbell and Quinsam.  Keta Lake and Teowils are just a short drive away. The Mt. Cain turn off is just 45 minutes north allowing easy access to one of the best-kept secrets of skiing.  Port Hardy is an easy 2-hour drive up the highway. We have a food store/liquor store on-site for your convenience.

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Sayward Village Campground

Whether you’ve got a tent, trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome, you’ll find the perfect spot in our campground beside the Village pond.

This is a small and quiet campsite which has washrooms, some are equipped with electrical hookups. A block away is the Kelsey Centre, where campers can go swimming, take showers, or use the hot tub during regular business hours.*

For more information, please contact the Village Office.


Sayward White River Resort

White River Resort has a large tenting area that is set in a meadow, surrounded by trees, and bordered on one side by the White River.

Campers in this area have their own power sources, (30 and 20 amp) and a water tap at each site. Washrooms with flush toilets and shower facilities are also provided.

There is plenty of room for children to play and to explore the natural surroundings of the campgrounds.

The Resort has some of Sayward’s largest and most private RV sites.

Each site has its own septic, power (30 and 20 amp) and water hookups. Washrooms and shower facilities are also provided.

Some sites are very private, or if you’d rather be out in the open in the sun, we have that too. A short walk through the campsite will take you to our private section of the White River.

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Mt H’Kusam View Lodge

Our cozy lodge is nestled in the woods just outside Sayward on Vancouver Island. It is the perfect place to relax after a day of adventuring, skiing, hunting, or working. Our options cater to all travelers. Choices range from a deluxe room with a fireplace and en-suite bathroom to affordable hostel beds.  Whether you’re looking for a place to vacation, a location for a retreat, or a place to unwind after a day of work locally, we have what you need.​

Abundant opportunities for excitement and relaxation start at our front door.  There is a small waterfall onsite, and elk often visit our lawn. You can walk to the Salmon River from our door, and there is a wide range of hikes nearby. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, paddle boarding,  downhill and cross-country skiing, whale watching, or even just admiring some huge trees, it’s all accessible from right here.​

Our Lodge already has children and pets, so we would love to have your stay here too.

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 Sayward Valley Resort!

Fishing is great in our Rivers and Oceans. Come and join the action, don’t miss this chance.  Imagine catching an 8 lb. pink salmon right off the dock!  Or maybe a 35 lb. spring!  No boat required.  Best salmon fishing starts mid-July.  River fishing all year round.

Hunting?  This is the place to use as a base, whether RV’ing or staying in a cottage.   We are central to the best Elk and Deer hunting on the island.  Need to hang a kill?  We can do that for you.  Need a little advice about roads, you are in the right place.

Sayward Valley Resort also specializes in crew accommodation, both short and long term.  Our cottages are the industry standard and are the perfect accommodation for the working man or crew.  We also offer fully equipped deluxe rooms with large flat-screen TVs,  a porch to relax on and full cell coverage and internet.  Full office services are included. Store/liquor store on-site.

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