For generations, the people of the Tlingit tribes have celebrated the feeling of peacefulness and spirit of family felt at the nesting sites of birds, naming these places “Taku”. Today, friends and family flock together in that same sense of harmony and belonging on the shores of Quadra Island at a special place named Taku Resort.
After searching up the coast from Salt Spring to Campbell River, five families purchased Taku Resort together in February 1983. However, Taku had been established well before there was even a ferry. Originally it had a large main A-frame building for a restaurant, twelve motel rooms, five cabins and a grocery store with live bait. We’ve kept most of the structures the same and have tried our best to keep as many trees as possible.
Taku still holds it’s charm of being a welcoming family and outdoor experience resort. Today the resort is still owned by one of the original five families, the Wongs. Fei and Milton Wong have molded the resort to give people a home away from home where they could experience nature, create lasting memories with family and friends and cook together.
Today, Fei continues to run the resort as her and Milt have since it’s inception. Their youngest daughter of three, Elizabeth, works along side her mom to help keep providing guests with unique experiences.
Lynden McMartin has been the General Manager since 2004. After years working at large hotels in the Lower Mainland and Tofino, Lynden and his wife were excited to be able to raise their family on Quadra and continue in the hospitality industry. Lynden will often say “Another day in paradise” if you ask him how his day is going.
Not much could be accomplished without our seasonal staff. Sue and Rhonda having worked at Taku since 2000 are our backbone and help the new crew get through the busy summer season.
When you come to Taku you can see the pride that we all take in our resort. We welcome you all and look forward to hosting you in what we think is BC’s best kept secret.