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Wildwood.  Come stand in the forest.  Close your eyes. Feel the embrace of serenity and calm.  Hear the breath and rhythm of the living forest.  The symphony of songbirds, the drumming of the pileated woodpecker.  Inhale the fragrance as forest scents mingle and rise up to greet you.  

Open your eyes and trace the trunks of Coastal Douglas-firs as they soar hundreds of feet into the sky.  Take in the glow of the emerald green mosses, the profusion of plants, animals, fungi.  This is a forest that has been harvested for its trees, yet there is a harmony and peace that abounds.  

Wildwood.  Proof that ecological abundance can be harvested while maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Help Us Save 6 Acres Of Important Old Growth Forest!

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These 6 acres were once part of Wildwood. We have an opportunity to purchase this important ecoforest and protect it forever. Please donate and help us save this important Coastal Douglas-fir forest. Only .5% of these original forests remain in British Columbia.

Click here for more information.

As you’ll read in the next link, the BC Green Party has called for protection of forests exactly like these 6 acres. Help us with a donation TODAY!

EIS Supports BC Green Party Call for Moratorium on Old-Growth Logging

For more information on how the Green Party has called for protection of old-growth forests and cites Wildwood as an example of sustainable forest management, click here.


Upcoming Events

Click on the links below for details!

All fees for tours and events go towards paying the monthly mortgage on Wildwood, and enables us to continue to protect this important forest for the benefit of all.

We are a non-profit charitable organization, run by a volunteer board and supported by a strong core of members and volunteers like you. Thank you for your on-going support!

Saturday, August 17th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An Evening with Little Brown Bats

Join us for a myth-busting evening with Trudy Chatwin as she tells the truth about Little Brown Bats! And, stay on for an amazing bat count at Wildwood!

Sunday, August 18th 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Public Tour of Wildwood

This is our regular monthly tour (3rd Sunday of each month) but July brings the forest alive with wild daisies, Saskatoon bushes, and young birds and owlets taking first flights. The tour will be led by Bruce Hepburn, our resident biologist, and you’ll be sure to learn about how ancient forests like Wildwood work to counter climate change.

Sunday, September 8th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sonata for Summer

Join us at Wildwood for a farewell to summer with the Faire Fields String Ensemble! Wander with our experts in the forest as you make your way to the Wildwood orchard and listen to this exceptional 7-person string ensemble. Enjoy a perfect afternoon by the lake with music from Bach, Schubert, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven .. to name a few.

Click here for details and REGISTER TODAY! Tickets are limited for this unique experience on Quennell Lake.

Sunday, September 22nd 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Forest Bathing - and you won’t need soap!

Come to Wildwood and learn what this Japanese health and wellness practice called “Shinrin-yoku” is all about.

Plan Your GETAWAY!

Stay at the delightful Homestead on Quennell Lake

Thinking of a GETAWAY? Artist or Writer Retreat? Book now for your memorable experience at the Homestead. Private, serene, beautiful and with nature all around you!


Plant of the Month Salal (Gaultheria shallon)


Give a gift of Wildwood

Help us protect this important demonstration Ecoforest; the only one on the west coast of BC. Your donation shows that you care about the diminishing Coastal Douglas-fir and the precious flora and fauna that live here! Donate for yourself or on behalf of a loved one to the Ecoforestry Institute Society. We’ll send you an e-card to recognize your donation and the person you donated on behalf of. Just click on this button .. it’s that easy!

Join Us!

Protecting old growth forests and their ecosystems is rewarding and you’ll enjoy learning from our knowledgeable team at the many workshops and tours.



Join us at one or several of our work parties to groom trails, remove invasive plants, clear slash after a harvest, or garden in the native plant area around the Homestead. There’s always interesting tasks and you’ll meet a terrific group of people!

A special volunteer opportunity …

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Click here to see a larger version of this poster.


Stay at the Homestead

Summer Rates now in effect!

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Let stress and tension melt away as you take in the 77 acre serenity of Wildwood. Read, paint, paddle on the lake, swim, or enjoy bird watching. There are also many artisan studios in the Yellowpoint area that you can visit, or treat yourself to spa therapies. Enjoy making your own delicious meals, or let a private chef prepare unique fare from local farmers and the forest.


Explore Nature

Experience Forest Bathing

Looking for a restorative experience? Join us in Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing), a powerful 2-1/2 hour wellness practice conducted by Michael Timney, a registered clinical counsellor.  This program begins on Sunday, January 27th and will continue each month.

Learn more by clicking the link below and to register.

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Corporate Retreat

Need an inspirational and private space for your team building and strategic planning sessions? Available by the day, the Homestead is easily converted into a learning space for up to 20 people.

Contact us – we look forward to helping you plan your next team retreat.


For Your Special Event

Looking for the perfect venue for a wedding, birthday party, or other life celebration? We’ve hosted events up to 100 people. For daytime or evening gatherings, intimate or large, we can help you customize your event.

Photo by Thomas Cooper