Canada 150 Contest Winner: Moutcha Bay Trip

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I have been reaping the benefits of winning True Key Hotels & Resort’s #Canada150 photo contest. In September my husband and I enjoyed a 2-night stay at Moutcha Bay Resort, located in the Nootka Sound area of the western reaches of mid-Vancouver Island. Somewhat remote and a haven for all types of vacationers, perhaps especially outdoor and fishing enthusiasts, the accommodation is luxurious rather than rustic. Our 2-bedroom/fully equipped kitchen lodge suite provided spacious, stylish, well equipped and comfortable accommodation for us and our travelling companions. And the views were superb from both levels of the suite and from the adjacent deck. Moutcha Bay Resort also offers beautifully appointed accommodation in chalets and yurts, as well as scenic recreational/camping sites – amenities to put on the list for return visits!

The Moutcha Bay Resort staff were unfailingly welcoming, helpful and informative. We treated ourselves to dinner on the patio of the Conuma Grill on the first night of our stay. We were so impressed by the presentation and quality of the food that we returned for a repeat performance the following evening.

It is not likely possible to ‘say enough’ about the magnificent scenery of Moutcha Bay Resort. The setting is as perfect for those seeking relaxation as it is for folks with more adventurous spirits. The smooth water sparkled as we explored the waters of Moutcha Bay during an afternoon of kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. We let our ‘inner children’ out to play as well, as we tried out the zipline in the children’s playground! We observed fisherman (in small craft and in larger fishing boats) returning with generous catches. The fleet of Nootka Marine Adventures boats and the full-service marina is impressive!

A significant part of travelling to a destination is enjoying the journey. I have visited many parts of Vancouver Island, but this trip was my first opportunity to see the territory that we encountered as we drove toward Moutcha Bay Resort. Amongst the ‘attractions’ we encountered and explored enroute to and in the vicinity of Moutcha Bay Resort: Elk Falls Provincial Park and its waterfall and suspension bridge, schools of fish lazing in the rivers, Strathcona Park, wilderness, wildlife and forests aplenty, the town of Gold River, the Upana Caves, Lady Falls, The ‘President’s Tree’ (a vintage Douglas Fir!) and the fishing village of Tahsis.

We had a wonderful vacation at the Moutcha Bay Resort, through True Key Hotels & Resorts! Thank you!

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