Before on the left … after on the right of the kitchen and main bedroom.

Restoration of the Homestead

The Homestead is a log structure that was built by Merv Wilkinson in 1963 after his original home burnt down. Merv lived there until his death in 2011.

When the Ecoforestry Institute Society became Trustees of Wildwood in 2016, one of the first tasks was to restore the Homestead.

Restoration of the 2500 sf home allows EIS to provide expanded learning opportunities and accommodation for domestic and international tourists looking for unique learning experiences with nature.  

By booking the Homestead for an Ecoforest Conservation Holiday, corporate retreat or life event, guests can experience first hand the benefits of the forest, an immersive experience that is increasingly rare these days. 

Guests of Wildwood can learn about the endangered Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem and how the forest can be harvested while ensuring the natural cycles remain intact.  

Book your accommodation, guided tour or workshop, or let us help you plan a special event.  


Click here for more photos of our restoration process!

The Homestead Restoration Project is short listed for a National Trust of Canada Award!

Click here for more information about the award.