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$85 – Glamping & Paddleboarding on Sunshine Coast, 50% Off

Ruby Lake Resort
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Katie Jones
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Why We Love This Deal

Camping doesn't have to mean you'll be roughing it -- bunk up in style in a safari tent with a real bed and fireplace. This deal includes paddleboarding or canoeing for two on the calm waters of Ruby Lake.

What's Included

  • Check in through June 13 or Sept. 2-30
  • $85 per night … Safari Tent
  • $136 per night ... Cottage
  • Includes a two-hour stand-up paddleboard or canoe rental for two people (up to $100 value)
  • One free appetizer at La Trattoria Italiana restaurant during opening hours
  • Stays in July and August are also available (non-discounted and does not include rentals or appetizer)

What You Need to Know

  • Two-night minimum stay for Friday and Saturday check-ins
  • Check Ruby Lake Resort for restaurant operating dates and time
  • Price based on up to two guests sharing accommodations
  • Tents accommodate a maximum of two people; cottages accommodate two adults and up to two children
  • Children ages 1-15 years can stay for an additional $9 per night; older children and adults are an additional $13 per night 
  • Refundable price; book now and cancel 30 days before arrival if needed
  • Limited free Wi-Fi is available in some of the resort's common spaces; not available within the accommodations
  • Free self-parking and no resort fee
  • Pet-friendly; some accommodations are pet-friendly (fees apply)
  • Daily housekeeping is not available for the tents; tent washroom facilities are shared and a short walk away
  • In order to deter wildlife, food is not permitted inside the tents
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

"being in a beautiful setting & sleeping in the huts, loved all the wood carvings from old trees and driftwood. Staff were very friendly and funny."
Jun 14, 2019 - Surrey, BC, Canada
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The resort has a network of walking trails, a picnic area and bird sanctuary
  • The lagoon doubles as a wildlife sanctuary for painted turtles, otters and beavers
  • Tents are elevated on wooden platforms with full beds and fireplaces
  • Cottages are individually designed; some have fireplaces or full kitchens
  • The on-site restaurant serves dishes using ingredients from the resort’s garden


British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast “has an independent, island-like mentality that belies the fact it's just a short hop […] from Metro Vancouver” (Lonely Planet). Add on the fact that it’s “the province's most celebrated year-round recreation center” and “the scenery is spectacular,” it’s a tantalizing haven for those looking for an easy getaway (Frommer’s).

Within this renowned region and sprawled over 80 acres on the edge of Ruby Lake, this expansive resort is an outdoor sanctuary. Though accommodations are amidst a rustic setting, guests will appreciate the myriad of amenities -- in addition to creature comforts like feather duvets, there’s an outdoor amphitheatre, private dock and beach, onsite canoe, row boat, and stand up paddle-board rentals, as well as lakeside yoga classes, swimming, hiking and cycling trails. Be sure to leave time to explore the nearby Skookumchuck Narrows saltwater rapids and picturesque Princess Louisa Inlet.

The on-site Italian restaurant, linked by a floating foot bridge over the lagoon, creates dishes using as much local produce as possible including farm-to-table goods grown right on site. Guests can enjoy menu standouts like fresh steelhead trout from Lois Lake Powell River and spaghetti with homemade pesto and vegetables from the resort’s own garden.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 19.

Because of limited front desk hours, please contact the property directly upon booking so that direct instructions and applicable hours for check-in during your stay dates are given.
Restaurant Hours: varying seasonal hours apply in April, May, June, Sept & Oct. Please inquire with property directly for days/times of operation during your stay.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
C$10 plus tax per night for children 1 to 15.
C$15 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Rates are based on double occupancy.
Age 16+ are charged as adults.
Charges for children 15 and under will be applied and charged directly at hotel.
All children must be included in guests list and counted as a guest regarding occupancy. Please list children's ages under the  "Special Requests" field.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged a single time CA$25 pet fee for tents and a single time CA$35 pet fee for cottages (rates are subject to tax). Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pet Friendly accommodations are available in select cottages and tents. It is mandatory that guests contact the hotel directly to check availability for the pet friendly room prior to booking. Additional daily charges will apply. If guests fail to check in with property first regarding their pets and availability of pet friendly accommodations, there will be a penalty fee of CA$100 per day in which a pet was introduced into a non pet-friendly room.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

  • Please note: there is a strict NO FOOD in tents policy.
  • Please note: Safari Tents are charged a 5% GST only. A 15% Sales Tax will be applied to the nightly rate for all bookings / room types and the correct amount for the Safari Tent will be adjusted directly at hotel.
  • American Express is not accepted as a method of payment.
  • **Note that the restaurant is open intermittently during shoulder season:

    In April; dinner only, Friday-Sunday.
  • Early May; dinner only, Thursday-Sunday.
  • Mid-May; dinner, Thursday-Monday and lunch, Saturday-Sunday.
  • Early June for dinner every night of the week and lunch on weekends only
  • Late June open for dinner and lunch every day of the week.

    Please check the resort's website or call regarding restaurant hours during particular dates.

50% Off

$85 / night


When You Can Go

Through June 13; Sept. 2-30

Getting There

The resort is a three hour drive from Vancouver including the ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ruby Lake Resort (BC) over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.1 Location
3.6 Rooms
3.9 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
being in a beautiful setting & sleeping in the huts, loved all the wood carvings from old trees and driftwood. Staff were very friendly and funny.
Other Comments
Didn't realize there was a community kitchen, would be nice to have it listed in the ad so people are aware you can bring food from home and use the facilities. Nice to talk to people from other parts of the world.
Pam Jun 14, 2019 Surrey, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful setting and very friendly staff. The onsite restaurant was excellent!
Diane Sep 15, 2018 Surrey, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Dinner at the restaraunt.
Other Comments
Amenities were a little tired and staff were nonexistent. We were told coffee would be provided but when we went to designated spot. Other guests were making thier own coffee with thier own supplies. Restaurant closed until evening so a 15 minute drive for a cup of coffee. Noisy neighbours arrived after 11 pm. We saw no one. No housekeeping, no security no management. One person at the front desk, with no interest in making your stay into a return visit. We would have had to make our way in the dark as no lighting along trail to the front desk.
Colleen Sep 10, 2018 Courtenay, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The variety of great things to do
Sharon Sep 08, 2018 Comox, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Safari tent
Sandra Jun 12, 2018 Burnaby, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Pretty location. Friendly person at check in.
Other Comments
Although there is a fireplace, it doesn’t actually heat the room so we were freezing. We slept in several layers of clothing and couldn’t spend any time in the room (tent) because it was too uncomfortable. Might do better with an oil filled heater.
Cindy-lou Jun 11, 2018 Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
BeUtiful setting, access to canoes, novelty of the tent
Other Comments
Loved the restaurant; was unprepared for the hike down from the tents but it was ok
Pam Jun 06, 2018 Lantzville, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Hiking and boating and sleeping
Scott Jun 02, 2018 Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
the atmosphere, quiet and relaxation. It felt "unplugged."
Other Comments
The ferry costs to get there were confusing and made the weekend more costly than we had anticipated. We were travelling from Vancouver Island and paid for one ferry ($67.15) from Comox to Powell River and another $67.15 from Earls Cove to get to a the side where Ruby Lake is located. To return to Vancouver Island it was another $67.15 to get back from Powell River to Comox. The staff were great, the Sherpa Tent was comfy and the restaurant was very good.
Russell May 28, 2018 Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
So much beauty and places to explore
Other Comments
The only thing we were disappointed about was that we decided to splurge and eat out at their restaurant. When it was coming up on an hour after ordering, we asked when our food was coming, twice. Both times we were told that it was almost ready. Then people who came in 15 minutes after us received their meal so we mentioned it again. Finally the waitress came out and told us that the kitchen had lost our bill and were preparing it right away. The honesty was nice, however it would have been nice to offer us a discount or a dessert or any kind of compensation as we waited a very long time for our food. None was ever offered and we paid the full price.
Stephanie May 28, 2018 Surrey, BC, Canada

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