REMOTE GETAWAYS, HIKES, EXPLORATIONS
Take the time to disconnect from the rush of life to reconnect with nature. We will take you to places you've only dreamed about. Chartered float planes and helicopters are the best ways to get there! *All prices are subject to 5% tax.
Pretty Girl Lake Camp
EXCLUSIVE TO ATLEO RIVER AIR SERVICE
Charter | $672 per aircraft (Cessna 185) + camp fee
Charter | $1,120 per aircraft (DHC-2 Beaver) + camp fee
Our lease is located on 'Pretty Girl Lake' next to the famous Strathcona Park. The lake is 1,100 ft above sea level and is surrounded by lush old growth rainforest. Rainbow and cutthroat trout flourish here. The remote, wilderness camp includes the 14 ft x 16 ft canvas wall tent on a cedar platform, queen sized bed, a wood stove, two canoes, a propane two burner stove, and all dishes and utensils. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes by float plane which is a stunning trip through the Clayoquot Sound.
The camp fee is $100 per day/per group (maximum 4 people).
The following supplies can be found at camp:
Note: This is a remote location, which means there is no cell service or radio contact available. Guests can bring their own satellite phones or emergency beacons, but they are not provided by Atleo Air. There is also the possibility that poor weather can affect pick-up times, so we always recommend packing food for an extra couple of days just to be safe. Guests are responsible for their own safety while at the camp. This is a wilderness location and you are on your own once we drop you off.
Hot Springs Cove Getaway
Charter | $552 per aircraft (Cessna 185 – up to 4 passengers) + Lodging fees
Charter | $920 per aircraft (DHC-2 Beaver – up to 6 passengers) + Lodging fees
Take a dip in the west coast’s famous natural hot springs, where standing under the upper waterfall can be the massage of the century. The natural rock pools below the waterfall descend toward the sea where tidal flows mix with the hot sulphur water, providing a variety of temperatures. A short 2.2 km walk from the dock through the ancient rainforest on a boardwalk is part of the experience that makes a visit to this area truly unforgettable.
The Innchanter Inn
This floating lodge was a coastal freight boat that has been transformed into a comfortable and unique accommodation by its’ owner and manager Shaun. Stay and visit the hot springs at any time of the day or night. Shaun is a visionary that designs and builds architecture suiting the coastal area with a classic and luxurious touch that is totally individual making this place a well-known accommodation. Shaun’s culinary abilities are also something to dream about. His meals are not only delicious and unusual but beautifully presented through his appreciation of art, design and color. An exceptional host, Shaun will make your visit to the springs and a stay at the Innchanter memorable.
Contact: 1-250-670-1149 www.innchanter.com
Atleo Air has no shortage of ideas to explore old growth rainforests, alpine meadows, miles of empty beaches or sea caves. Come explore Vancouver Island!
Flores Island - Walk The Wildside Trail
1 – 3 DAYS
The Wildside Trail offers the best beach hikes in Clayoquot Sound. Located on Flores Island, the trail starts at Ahousaht, a small native community, and ends in the spectacular Cow Bay. The trail can also be accessed by a beach drop-off at Whitesands Cove. It is a relatively easy hike with some board walk trail sections joining the beaches. Each beach faces a slightly different direction, giving them all their own unique personality. Cow Bay is a popular hang-out for Grey Whales, cows and calves can be seen very close to the beach.
Buttle Lake To Bedwell Sound
2 – 3 DAYS
This hike has everything. Start your ascent at Buttle Lake, travel up through the rainforest to the alpine areas of Bedwell lake and the headwaters of the Bedwell river, hiking through Strathcona Park most of the way. Descending through the Bedwell River Valley, an area rich in beauty and history, there are old gold mines and canyons with suspension bridges waiting to be explored. Also keep an eye out for the abundance of wildlife including elk.
Nootka Island Trail
5 – 7 DAYS
One of our favorites! Usually done in 5-7 days but can be completed in 3 if you are a super hero who doesn’t like to kick back. The flight along the coast is worth it alone. Nootka Island offers beaches, caves, waterfalls, wildlife, and lots of local culture. The hike starts at a lagoon on the west end and finishes up at Friendly Cove (Captain Cook was here!). There are small fees collected at the end of the hike by the First Nation residents of Friendly Cove.
Escalante-Estevan Boat Basin
6 – 7 DAYS
This is a hike for the experienced; not a well recognized trail, but a great shoreline hike. Starting at the beaches by the Escalante River venture through rocky shelves, past the lighthouse at Estevan, through the old Hesquiaht native village, and on to the pristine beaches of Boat Basin. Stop and visit the homestead of Cougar Annie, a testament to the true west coast legend. Also, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for glass balls along the way, don't let these beach treasures slip by.
Beach landings for your pick up and drop off locations make this hikes' timing very weather dependent.