Klah ah men
Lund (Klah ah men) is a small, picturesque community located at the north end of BC’s Sunshine Coast, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Tla’amin, Klahoose, and Homalco First Nations. It’s known as the “End of the Road” due to its location at Mile 0 of Highway 101, which is part of one of the longest highway networks in the world, running along the coast from Canada to Chile.
Approximately 1,250 people live in the wider Lund area, which is part of the qathet Regional District. This seaside village is the epitome of small-town vibes and plays host to boaters on their way to Desolation Sound, road trippers reaching the terminus of Highway 101, and those who come just to buy a famous blackberry cinnamon bun or a Pollen sweater.
Lund & Desolation Sound, BC
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Things to Do
Getting out on the water is a must in Lund—it’s the gateway to beautiful Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park. This area is a boater’s paradise, offering spectacular views, calm waters, and plenty of coastline and islands to check out. There are three major anchorages in the marine park, including Prideaux Haven, Tenedo’s Bay, and Grace Harbour. Boaters can also check out Malaspina Inlet, Homfray Channel, Okeover Inlet, Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Park, and Savary Island. For those who don’t own their own boat, there are a variety of tours and charters available.
Exploring by kayak is another great way to see the area. Operators in the area offer guided tours that take you to places such as Desolation Sound, Savary Island, and Toba Inlet, and there are day tours, sunset tours, and multi-day tours available. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, and sea lions.
Looking for more? Purchase a fishing license and cast a line, or head out to go scuba diving—the underwater visibility is excellent, and there’s an abundance of sea life in the area. You can also jump in a water taxi and spend a few days enjoying beautiful Savary Island or Cortes Island, or take a water taxi or boat to a drop-off spot at the beginning of the Sunshine Coast Trail. This 180-kilometre trail starts (or ends) at Sarah Point, just 12 kilometres north of Lund. There are several access points and tributaries along the trail, making it easy to tackle parts of the trail for day hikes or shorter overnight treks.
Lund has a handful of unique shopping opportunities that shouldn’t be missed. Pollen Sweaters sells made-in-Lund pure wool sweaters and hats that you’ll definitely spot on a number of locals. The Tug-Guhm Gallery Studio features art from more than 50 local artists and is a great spot to pick up some unique artwork. Rare Earth Pottery creates functional and sculptural raku and wood-fired clay art, and the Stockpile Market sells a selection of souvenirs, groceries, and alcoholic beverages.
Where to Stay
There are a variety of accommodations available in Lund and the surrounding area. The Lund Resort at Klah Ah Men (closed for the 2022 season) and Klahoose Wilderness Resort (located in Homfray Channel) are Indigenous-owned accommodations that offer a more culturally immersive experience. Additional options include the Desolation Sound Resort, SunLund RV Park & Cabins, myriad bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals.
Moorage is available at the 13 Moons Marina and Lund Public Marina. Marine access-only campsites are available in the Marine Provincial Parks (Desolation Sound, Copeland Islands, and Malaspina), and vehicle-accessible camping is available at Okeover Arm Provincial Park.
Food & Drink
There are a handful of restaurant options in Lund. Check out The Boardwalk Restaurant, Laughing Oyster Restaurant, and the 101 Bar & Grill. Nancy’s Bakery Café is known for its blackberry cinnamon buns and fresh baked goods, in addition to a varied breakfast and lunch menu. And the Stockpile Market is the place to go for groceries and a variety of ready-to-eat meal options.
Don’t miss the annual Lund Shellfish Festival in May. It’s a homage to local seafood that includes vendors serving up fresh seafood, live music, local artisans and crafters, and restaurant specials.
Other events include live music at local restaurants, artist exhibitions and programming at the Tidal Art Centre, and more.