Bringing creativity to the backcountry.

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Why experience with us ?

Shophouse is committed to bringing high quality arts and self-improvement workshops, nature experiences, and unique accommodations for visitors and locals alike to the Powell River area (qathet region). We are trying to provide a new kind of tour company for the people who want to do more than scratch the surface.

We have a guesthouse in Powell River.

We have access to remote camp sites and can get you there.

Creative maker/worker spaces in Powell River or remote parts of Qathet.

Friendly locals are amazing instructors and facilitators.

Why Yosemite

“ Shophouse is a window into another dimension. ”

We can get you to remote campsites

Shophouse is always one the move. We have access to several private and public camps in Powell River / Desolation Sound area.

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We can offer you a walking or boating tour.

Here you will experience orcas, bears, bald eagles, humpbacks, bird watching, hiking or paddling.

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Canoe, camping gear, tents and even motor boats can make you worry less about lugging stuff around and spend more time in bliss.

camping gear

Travel in style

Mission :

To give you time and space to create, to fill your well, to connect with nature and yourself.

In a world of never-ending options and stimulus, we have unique offerings in a spectacular environment.

From “The Palingenesis method” for smoking cessation to the Chillax wedding for the adventurous elopers, Shophouse can walk you through a special experience or just give you the means for your own adventure in the qathet region by bringing you to a special spot with the gear you need.

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What guests
are saying

We had a nice time, exploring the nice town. The atmosphere was really relaxing and friendly. With their insider tips we could explore the city and the area on a different way. It was a very good experience.
Judith & Matthias
They are really easy-going and take care of their guests. We spoke a lot about many things and had a great week there, and weekend on the island, eating what we fished. It was a pleasure to stay and to spend time with them. 
Laskar & Bas

Get a glimpse of what you can experience

There’s nothing desolate about Desolation Sound. Such an ironic name as it’s a calm and protected place with the stunning coast mountains for a backdrop, full of islands and inlets that are uninhabited except for an abundance of wildlife. With the right tides on the sandy beaches, the water gets so deliciously warm, you’d feel like you’re in Hawaii!

  • the surrounding unspoiled budding arts community  
  • 32 backcountry lakes and mountain sports
  • beautiful waterfront camping
  • learning opportunities in the wild
  • Access to Powell River guesthouses and cabins

Shocking views

Desolation Sound: world-renowned spectacular Marine park.

Featured  Experiences

Smoking Cessation camps.

Our unique offering is the smoking cessation method called “The Palingenesis method”. A 4 to 6-day camping quit-smoking workshop with a unique program that rewires the brain to accept the reality of a nicotine-free life. Instead, we will plug in creativity and physical improvements. With therapists, adventure, camp life, speakers, and easy-going time in the outdoors, we will dive directly into the best way to quit smoking: “The Palingenesis method”.