Visiting the Property in 2016

We offer limited day trips to Cougar Annie's Garden and a selected few overnight opportunities.

Cougar Annie's Garden: 1915 - 2015

Cougar Annie arrived at Boat Basin, Hesquiat Harbour, in 1915. The 5-acre garden she created was restored...

Matching Donation Campaign

An anonymous donor has pledeged $15,000 to help the Foundation achieve operational sustainability.

Boat Basin Foundation

The Boat Basin Foundation is a non-profit foundation and a registered Canadian charity operated by a small volunteer board of directors. The objectives of the Foundation are to maintain Cougar Annie's garden for future generations and to encourage appreciation and education in temperate rainforest ecology.

The foundation owns the 117 acre property that is home to the Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre and Cougar Annie's Garden.

Our location at Boat Basin offers a unique setting for temperate rainforest studies at the newly constructed Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre. Located at the northern reaches of Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island's West Coast, we are 55 kilometres (33 miles) north of Tofino.

The Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre is many miles from a connected road system, and can be reached only by air or very occasionally by water. Far from the distractions of modern living, the Centre offers unequalled access to this part of the coast.