Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most frequently asked questions we receive from guests staying at Coastal Trek Resort. If your question is not listed, please contact us anytime and we will be happy to help you. Don't be shy!
What is the main activity I'll be doing while at Coastal Trek Resort?
Activities vary depending on the program you choose, so check out the program specific to your stay. Our main activities are hiking, yoga, skiing and snowshoeing.
How fit do I need to be before I come to Coastal Trek?
We can accommodate almost any level of fitness. Our guests range in their fitness ability. We take these differences into consideration as we plan the activities. The goal of each program is to build up your overall fitness level. The great thing about hiking, for example, is that anyone can do it and your progress will be noticeable.
Can I stay longer than a week?
Yes. Our programs vary in length - 1 week and 2 week stays are our most popular. A two week stay can be extremely helpful if you are looking to make a real impact on body weight and fitness. If you like a challenge, two weeks provides you with plenty of opportunity to push yourself and achieve new heights in your health and fitness. Guests leave feeling refreshed and renewed in body and mind. When you book consecutive weeks at Costal Trek, you receive a discount.
Who is your typical guest at Coastal Trek Resort?
Our guests are typically busy people who struggle to find time to take care of themselves physically and emotionally. They require time to themselves to reclaim their health in a supportive yet challenging atmosphere. Guests at Coastal Trek Resort leave feeling stronger and more focused than they have in months.
Where is Coastal Trek Resort?
We are located on Vancouver Island off the Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Our lodge is 30 minutes from the Comox Valley. Our property is at 2100' above sea level giving us a spectacular view.
Will I lose weight at Coastal Trek Resort?
This depends on whether you have weight to lose, and what your lifestyle habits are before you join us. Most of our guests find that they are more active and eat more mindfully while with us, resulting in weight loss. Popular medical research shows it is best to lose 1-2lbs a week for sustainable weight loss.
What type of spa services are available during my stay?
Check the program specific to your stay for what is included. Most programs include two massages, whilst longer stays include more. You are welcome to schedule more massages for an additional cost. Our spa facility includes steam room and hot tub with panoramic views.
Why are arrivals on Friday?
Why are arrivals on Friday?We have a Friday arrival and departure to give our guests the opportunity to re-group on the weekend, and integrate their new healthy lifestyle habits. This may include a trip to the grocery store/farmers market to find foods you enjoyed will with us, searching out local hiking trails, connecting with friends and family, or finding a yoga studio. Contact us if you require flexibility with travel arrangements.
Do you serve alcohol?
Many of our guests like to take a break from alcohol whilst with us. As a result, most find that their sleep improves and they benefit from the reduction in sugar and empty calories. Winter Ski and Snow Shoe programs offer an evening beer and wine option. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
Do you serve alcohol for Gatherings and Weddings?
Yes, we have a bar facility with select wines, beers and juices. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Tell me about your staff
Our staff are friendly, supportive and highly skilled in their field. As a family-run business, we specialize in small group programs to maintain high quality contact time with the instructor. Guests often appreciate the more personal approach they receive. Check out 'Our Staff' page for more info.
Will I be able to do my laundry?
Yes we have complimentary laundry facilities.
What is the food like at Coastal Trek?
We have great feedback about our food! Andrea prepares meals that are wholesome, delicious and inspiring, and often followed by recipe requests. These have become so frequent that there are plans underway for Andrea's cook book. Quality whole foods make the difference to your body’s ability to thrive as you reach new levels of fitness. The Coastal Trek Kitchen will become a place of inspiration as you spend time preparing a variety of recipes during your stay.
Can you accommodate special diet requirements?
Yes, contact us with your dietry needs.
What are the benefits of a stay at Coastal Trek Resort?
- Perfect Location - peace, privacy & comfort
- Immersed in Nature - fresh mountain air
- No Distractions - focus on your health
- Caring and Knowledgeable Staff - feel supported
- Release the Old - flush away toxins & tensions
- Be Inspired - balanced program of activities and spa treatments
- Find Health - experience nourishing whole foods
- Renew Energy - re-energize body, mind & soul
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes! What a great idea! Give the 'Gift of Health' to your partner, friend or family member. Instead of buying more useless 'things' why not treat someone you love to an active vacation? Gift certificates include a handwritten card with your chosen message, with a voucher value of your choice. Contact us to order your Coastal Trek gift certificate.