Nestled in a crescent cove at the mouth of Bute Inlet a magnificent long deep fjord located approximately 300 kilometres (200 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada’s dramatic west coast.
Situated in the shadow of Mount Waddington, British Columbia’s highest mountain soaring to 13,177 feet, Bute Inlet is one of the deepest fjords in British Columbia with a depth of 660 metres (2,165 ft.).
Fawn Bluff is perhaps best known historically as the homestead of the infamous Leask Brothers – three retired Scottish professional bachelors who fell in love with Bute Inlet and its natural environs. Charles, Alfred & Henry Leask first came to Fawn Bluff in 1913 from the Orkney Islands in Scotland, via New Zealand. Always known as an inviting place for guests, Fawn Bluff and the Leask Homestead became famous on the west coast for the brothers’ unique brand of hospitality. As the only sheltered harbour for the entire length of Bute Inlet, their wilderness retreat included a sawmill, garden & stone kiln, where the Leask Brothers were to construct and grind a large piece of glass to be used for a lens in a telescope. Emblematic of the iconoclast spirit of British Columbia’s west coast, the legendary Leask brothers have been immortalized in books, historical websites and stories published by Raincoast Chronicles. Charles Leask, was known to be a very good painter, capturing the natural beauty and splendor of their homestead on Bute Inlet.
Today on Bute Inlet, Fawn Bluff, the Quintessential Canadian Retreat, largely remains as it has through millennia – a virtually untouched remote and pristine fjord, located in the mist and mountains of British Columbia on Canada’s west coast.