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Carol Ships Ladner

The Duck Inn

Romantic waterfront cottages await you at The Duck Inn.

The Water Garden is a river level hideaway for two, and Willow Cottage can be rented as a one bedroom retreat for two or a two bedroom home away from home for a family. Both cottages perch on pilings at the edge of the Fraser River in Ladner, a historic fishing village just half an hour south of Vancouver and twenty minutes from the U.S. border.

In the photo above, the Duck Inn Cottages are on the left, we live in the float home in the centre and the peaked roof on the right is the floating Florida Room with its Hot Tub

As you climb the ivy covered stairs to Willow Cottage, the river begins to work its magic, offering a wonderful waterfront view with the North Shore Mountains as a misty backdrop. Step out onto the Water Garden verandah, and local ducks and swans will come by to greet you. Feed them while you sip a cool drink on your private dock. Watch eagles and herons circle and dive over the water.

Lounge in a hammock or barbecue under the riverside weeping willow. Dine by candlelight on your deck, and sailors will wave to you as they return to port. Curl up in front of your fireplace, put on a relaxing CD, and a trio of swans may drift past the French doors. Water Garden couples will enjoy a soothing soak in the deep two person verandah tub; Willow Cottage guests can relax in a hot tub reserved for them in the floating Florida Room. Snuggle under the eiderdown in your king size featherbed, and the river will lull you to sleep.

For a look at the Duck Inn as the seasons change, check out Jill’s “It’s All About The River At The Duck Inn” blog

The Water Garden (click below to view slideshow)

Duck Inn

The Water Garden amenities

The Willow Cottage (click below to view slideshow)

Duck Inn

The Willow Cottage amenities


Water Garden or Willow Cottage ~ Nightly rates for 2
Summer Spring & Fall Winter
May-June-July-August March-April-Sept.-Oct. Nov.-Dec.-Jan.-Feb.
2-6 nights
2-6 nights
2-6 nights
Gift Certificates are available.

Other details:
The River Roost can be rented with Willow Cottage at a cost per night of $30 for one guest or $50 for two guests. Please note that the property is not suitable for young children and we cannot accommodate pets.

All rates in Canadian funds. 5% GST and 8% PST will be added to the total.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and Interac accepted.

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As of August 31, 2020, we will be closing the Duck Inn.

We have been welcoming wonderful guests since 1996 and have thoroughly enjoyed being your hosts.

We hope that many of you will visit us... again or for the first time... during the months that we remain open.

Thank you for all the great memories!

A romantic waterfront
hideaway featured in:

"Best Places Vancouver"
"Best Places to Kiss
in the Northwest"
"Frommer's Irreverent
Guide to Vancouver"
"Greenwood Guides Canada- Hand Picked Accommodation"


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Floor Plan - The Water Garden Floor Plan - The Willow Cottage
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