Monday, 22 September 2014

Dream Boat

Technically it's a float house, not a dream boat but that's beside the point. Whatever you want to call it, it is still one of the coolest places I've ever been. I can't disclose the location of this cabin but I will say it's on a Lake on Vancouver Island. We heard about it through a friend of a friend and decided we had to check it out for ourselves so we borrowed 2 canoes, loaded up our vehicles and set off.

After about an hour of driving, we pulled off the road into a small dirt clearing and launched our canoes. It was a beautiful sunny day and we weren't exactly sure where we were going so we took our time and enjoyed being out on the lake. The float house is situated between two islands and is hidden from view until you're very close to it.  After about an hour of paddling we managed to find it and all our expectations were surpassed.

The tiny cabin sits right off the edge of an island and there's a deck/dock out the front and some other smaller floating docks. Inside are two big beds, a table, chairs, wood-stove, and a little area equipped with anything you could ever need (for a few days at least). Pots and pans hung on the walls as well as photos and Old Lucky Lager Ads. Outside there was also a working BBQ and a battery-operated radio that just so happened to be set on the best oldies rock station.

Besides a short canoe trip to watch the sunset, we just hung out at the cabin the rest of the day. I have no idea who owns this float house, but there was a guest-book to sign so whoever is responsible for building this paradise is kind enough to let others use it (as long as they leave it as they found it). So if you ever do find it please leave it in good condition so that I can go back and enjoy it again !
just around the river bend...

~dream boat~


  1. what a great looking spot, and great to know that places like this are still 'out there' the lake busy with boats etc??

    1. Hey beach lad,
      this lake actually isn't very busy with boats surprisingly.
      It's quite a big lake so there are boats on some parts of it but around this area we were the only ones. pretty rare these days !
      thanks for reading :)