Welcome to Gwayee!

Kingcome Inlet is also known as Gwayee which means "down river". The proper village site name is Ukwanalis (OO-KWA-NAL-EESE). Any of these names are commonly known to locals but "Kingcome" is recognized most by outsiders. 
Gwayee welcomes you with its beautiful river and mountains that are rich with history and stories of the Dzawada'enuxw (people of the Oolichan) who have lived here for more than 13,000 years. 
Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, we currently have five unique cozy bed and breakfasts for you to chose from for your accommodations needs.
Please feel free to browse through pictures and host profiles at the bottom of this page to select your preferred place to stay! 
Travel: To get to Kingcome you have to either fly in from Campbell River BC or from Port Hardy BC.
The float plane company that flies into Kingcome From Campbell River is Vancouver Island Air ( 1-877-331-2433 (Canada only) or 1-250-287-2433. They fly in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
The float plane company that flies into Kingcome from Port Hardy is Wilderness Seaplanes (Pacific Coastal) (250) 949-6353. They fly in every Thursday. 
You can also boat in from Port McNeill by water taxi. There are a few options depending on how many people or how much freight.
Local water taxi companies
Dawson Freight: 250-974-2009 or
Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw Fisheries Group Water Taxi: Joe Willie 250-974-3011
River Travel: Float planes will drop you off at a dock at the mouth of the Kingcome River. You will then need to get a ride up the river to the village. Please contact your B&B host to help you arrange your ride. 
When you arrive on the beach in Kingcome, most of the time you will need gumboots to get from boat to shore. 
Kingcome rains during any season so bring rain gear and warm clothes for the river boat ride. The ride can be between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the boat. 
Waterproof your luggage and freight incase it rains during your river boat ride.
Label your bags and boxes with your name since they can get split up sometimes between boat owners to get everything up the river in one trip. 
A lot of the time in the Spring and Summer months, bears walk through the village looking for food so it's good to have a bear banger or bear spray. Check with your B&B host for further information. 
Enjoy your stay!


Available Accommodation in Kingcome


Leanne Moon


Emily Willie


Charlene Dawson