Sayward is a village that is approximately 3/4 of an hour north of Campbell River. The small community is a green oasis nestled in a valley that is connected by the Salmon River and bordered by the Johnstone Straits.
For those visiting the area, they will be treated to a smorgasbord of recreational delights since Sayward serves as the gateway to Northern Vancouver Island. Those who are excited about outdoor pursuits can partake in recreational activities such as skiing Mt. Cain, kayaking the local lakes, hiking the infamous Kusam Climb trail, or exploring one of the many caves. For the quieter paced traveller, they can spend the day enjoying bird watching at the Salmon River estuary and wildlife reserve, discovering the local history at the Cablehouse CafÃ© and abandoned Port of Hkusam, or take in a whale watching tour out of Kelsey Bay.
Accommodations & Restaurants
Cypress Tree Inn and Pub 282-3648
The Cypress Tree Inn and Pub is walking distance to the golf course and offers a family restaurant and pub.
Fisherboy Park 282-3204
Fisherboy is the closest campground to the golf course and offers full service sites and cabin rentals.
Kelsey Bay RV Campground 282-3762
The only campground located along the ocean. The campground is close to the village of Sayward and has beautiful views of the Johnstone Strait.
Mt HKusam View Lodge 282-5547
The Log House Retreat 282-555
Victoria Garden Gate Manor 282-3776
Other Services & Recreational Activities
Mt Cain www.mountcain.com
One of the two ski hills on Vancouver Island, Mt. Cain offers a relaxed atmosphere with amazing powder skiing. The drive to the base of the mountain is a 25-minute drive north of Sayward Junction along Hwy. 19. From the base of the mountain to the parking lot is a 16km drive on a gravel road. The skill hill has two T-bars and a rope tow and has the basic services for skiers and snowboarders alike.
Kusam Klimb – www.kusamklimb.ca
An annual event that challenges even the most experienced hikers. The trail is open year round for those wanting to explore the trail at their leisure.
Sayward Junction Gas and Convenience Store 282-3232
The Sayward Junction Gas and Convenience store has everything for your immediate needs and also houses a full liquor outlet.
Sayward Taxi 282-0084