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Farewell Harbour Lodge

In 2016 Tim McGrady and Ryne Brockway asked “what if we could open a tourism business whereby guests would experience the beauty of the Broughton Archipelago and Great Bear Rainforest?” Community Futures thought why not?

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Ryne Brockway was already operating a Canadian Signature tourism business and Tim McGrady with more than 20 years of diverse experience in the tourism industry had been managing other successful wilderness ventures.

The team knows their business and offers a tourism product that really is the best of British Columbia. The location of Farewell Harbour Lodge is at the epicenter of one of the most biologically active regions on the coast. With eight rooms perched on a bluff at the ocean’s edge overlooking picturesque Farewell Harbour and four more rooms in their floating accommodations below, Farewell Harbour Lodge is centrally located for wildlife safaris to suit all tastes and abilities.

When my partner and I came to Community Futures Strathcona to get some assistance in helping us realize our dream of owning our own wildlife viewing lodge; they stepped up and mobilized a team of people who helped us make it happen. What impressed me most was their can-do attitude and willingness to troubleshoot with us all of the obstacles. They understood the challenges and red-tape that entrepreneurs face and was a tremendous partner in our success. Community Futures Strathcona are a huge asset to the North Island economy.

Tim McGrady – Farewell Harbour Lodge

Wildlife adventures include 4 day all-inclusive packages from Campbell River featuring a full day marine excursion in search of marine mammals and a full day excursion in search of bears. They also offer 5, 6, or 7 day all-inclusive packages with additional days spent marine mammal viewing, on bear safaris, sea kayaking, First Nations cultural site visits or a host of other options.

Farewell Harbour Lodge truly is a premier tourism event that is created through the time, energy and risk that entrepreneurs such as Tim and Ryne are willing to invest. These efforts ultimately strengthen the local economy by adding employment opportunities that would otherwise not be available. And it all started with what if? Congratulations Tim and Ryne, our respect for entrepreneurs like you is immense.

We suggest that you visit their website to learn more about their business and the products offered. It is a wonderful business operated by wonderful people. Prepare to be impressed!

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