Upnit Lodge

The Upnit Lodge is a favourite for fishers on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Upnit Lodge

Upnit Lodge (formerly known as the Kingfisher Lodge) overlooks the Pacific Ocean with views you just can’t beat. In the Huu-ay-aht language, the traditional spelling is ?upnit which means ‘place where it is always calm.’ This refers to the bay northeast of Danvers Inlet, located within the Huu-ay-aht traditional territory.

You can arrive by boat, vehicle, or plane and arrive right at your room. The rustic lodge is great for anyone from fishers to executives. It has its own charm and offers everything a west coast traveller is looking for. The lodge is on the hill above the Kingfisher Marina, where boats can tie up on a short-term basis. The fuel dock is located at the marina, as is a small store with many of the essentials for a good day on the water.

It is fitting that this lodge’s name makes reference to ‘calm’ since the views from the lodge are relaxing and impressive. It offers a cozy place to stay with spectacular views of Bamfield Inlet. You never know, a whale might even swim by.


Michael Chunyk

Hospitality Manager, Malsit Pub
Hospitality Manager, Hacas Inn
Hospitality Manager, Upnit Lodge
Hospitality Manager, Awis Guesthouse and Marina
Michael Chunyk oversees the day-to-day operations of many of the operations of HFN Hospitality LP, including Malsit Pub, Hacas Inn, Upnit Lodge (Kingfisher Inn), and Awis Guesthouse (Ostrom's). Michael has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, ranging from operating bars/pubs to hotels and lodges. He is also a cook and hopes that knowledge and his familiarity with wage and food costing will benefit HGB.

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