FAQs

What does the name 'Tzoonie' mean?

The name Tzoonie is an interpretation of the aboriginal Sechelt Indian dialect which means “Place of Shelter.”

When is check-in and check-out time?

There are no set times. We usually time boat departures to and from Sechelt to accommodate guests who generally rely on B.C. Ferries to get here from the Lower Mainland. We also prefer travel before 11AM on return trip to avoid daytime thermal winds for more comfortable boat travel and to meet ferry schedules.

Are sleeping accommodations self-contained with kitchens and bathrooms?

No. There is main kitchen/dining room. Toilets are close to accommodations.

What is included in the kitchen?

Large propane stove, cupboards with complete inventory of pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cutlery, etc. After 30 years we can pretty well guarantee we have everything you might require. Most of the cooking is done in covered firepits.

What about the dining room?

Tables than can seat up to 16 persons with gorgeous view of resort and ocean. Solar powered electric lights for late evenings.

How long do most guests stay?

The new guests, usually two nights, and then they complain that they didn’t allow themselves enough time. Weekdays are usually not as busy as weekends.

What do you mean when you say “all the seafood you can eat“?

We are blessed with a generous supply of natural oysters, clams and mussels along our shoreline. We encourage guests to gather and enjoy as much as they want while at the resort. We will not transport any shellfish back to town. Our goal is to ensure sustained supply for future generations.

What types of fishing licences are required?

A saltwater fishing licence for ocean fishing and shellfish can be purchased in Sechelt or online at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. A British Columbia freshwater licence is required for the Tzoonie River and nearby lakes. See our Area Information page for links to the licensing sites.

Can you swim in the ocean?

Yes. The water is usually quite pleasant during July & August – weather permitting. You can swim from our docks or beach. Sandals are suggested. There is a freshwater rinsing shower on our dock.

What about bedding?

Bedding is included in all of our packages.  The cots have comfortable mattresses and sheets.  If you prefer your own pillows and sleeping bags, you are more than welcome to bring them.

Should we bring special tools for shellfish, crabs, etc?

Not neccessary. We provide clam rakes, oyster shuckers, crab traps, etc.

What about fishing gear?

The type of gear you bring will depend on the type of fishing you intend to do. If you wish to do some serious reef fishing for cod, red snapper, shark or perhaps salmon, arrangements can be made for a charter boat and guide from Sechelt who will provide all the equipment and expertise. If you prefer to do your own thing by canoe or kayak, you must bring your own fishing gear. Many guests enjoy fly fishing for sea-run cutthroat from shore. If requested, we can help you with info on what to bring.

Do you have problems with bears?

No. We respect each other’s privacy. Not a single bear has visited the resort area for over two decades. Cleanliness is the key.

Is hunting allowed from resort?

No. Camera hunting only.

Should we bring bottled water?

Not necessary. Our spring/stream water is great.

Can you drive to resort?

No. Boat or floatplane access only.

Are there many flies and mosquitoes?

Not a problem. Sometimes there are a few but we have plenty of repellent.

Is there much wind in Narrows Inlet?

We can get summer thermals but for the most part this Inlet is more protected than most and therefore preferable for paddling.

How cold does it get at night?

Similar to Vancouver or Seattle.

Is there any refrigeration for food?

Not at present time. We recommend you bring block ice and coolers. We can supply extra coolers if required.

Green Leaders

Trip Advisor

Aboriginal Tourism

Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC

We are members of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC. Find us there: aboriginalbc.com