With humble beginnings that date back to the early 1900’s, the rustic Sunwolf resort in Brackendale, British Columbia at the convergence of the Cheakamus and Cheekeye Rivers is an undiscovered gem offering spectacular rafting experiences and riverside accommodation. Tucked between two internationally known destinations, an exciting investment of passion, energy and enthusiasm is bringing this quaint resort back to its former glory.
Old logging maps dating back to 1910 show the location of a logging camp, called “Yapp’s Camp” on the current Sunwolf site. In the early 1950’s, the Ferguson family moved in and ran “Fergie’s Fishing Lodge,” a bustling lodge with cabins and a motel that served the Vancouver flyfishing community, who initially arrived by steamboat to Howe Sound. In 1958 the road between Vancouver and Squamish was completed and Fergie’s became a thriving community of young fishermen, many of whom lived in the cabins whilst they found more permanent accommodation in the area.
In 1995 the site changed ownership and became “Sunwolf Outdoor Centre”, introducing rafting trips to the resort. As interest in running the resort diminished, the centre came on the market and a chance drive by rafting guides and best friends Jess Freese and Tanya Slater, started the next chapter of the resort.
With a vision that recognized the immense potential for the resort, the ladies returned home and quickly convinced their partners that purchasing the resort was a must. In July 2010, Jess and Jake Freese along with Tanya and Andrew Slater moved in and started working immediately. Today, Sunwolf offers 12 riverside cabins, whitewater rafting experiences, eagle viewing float trip and Fergie’s Cafe, an idyllically-situated café that serves up delicious homemade meals and baked goods.
The team is dedicated to providing an exceptional, personalized experience for all of their guests. With a great depth and breadth of experience, safety and guide qualifications that run far above the norm, comfort and safety are foremost for everyone on the team. Married with their passion for hospitality, Sunwolf offers a truly unforgettable experience.
The vision for the future is to expand their business so that more people can experience the beautiful surroundings and rafting experiences that they offer.