Luxurious tented accommodation in the remote wilderness, with wonderfully warming and modern facilities, yet a traditional style.
Only accessed via 45 minute scenic seaplane from Vancouver, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is on Vancouver Island, close to the village of Torfino – at the mouth of the Bedwell River.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are two varieties of tent to choose from; the first of which being the original ‘Deluxe Outpost Tents’, hidden under rainforest canopy on the shores. All 8 have a choice of a queen or 2 single ‘Adirondak-style’ beds, covered in luxurious down duvets with plump pillows. These tents are not en-suite, however a shower is allocated for private use in the ‘Shower House’ for each tent and the private toilets are just outside. The new Luxury En-suite Bathroom Tents have wonderful indoor/outdoor showers with double shower heads, under floor heating in the bathroom and a flush toilet. These tents can sleep up to 5 guests, so great for a family. Tents are all prospector style under wide white canvas, raised on wooden platforms with wooden stoves, antique furnishings and lots of mood setting candles.
The games tent features refined woods and leather and beautiful fabrics as well as games such as chess and snooker, nothing too high tech as we are trying to immerse ourselves in nature and an eco-friendly way of life. Although the library is a little more modern, unlike the games room which feels like an old gentleman’s club, there is internet access and wireless internet access.
Five star cuisine is served in the cookhouse, more of a log cabin, with a long bar and romantic ambience.
Activities are customised to your individual tastes and experience level and guests will sit down in the evenings with activity directors to discuss what to do the next day, dependent on weather, the tide and wildlife sightings. Specialising in remote experiences, even learning to surf is on a secluded beach.
The Healing Grounds are close by for those who wish to indulge in a little relaxation and includes massages, treatments, hot tubs, a sauna and sun decks. Talented horses await you in the stables, great for beginners to advanced, ready to explore with you the vast and stunning trails in and around the resort. Kayaking in the Redwell River is great for anyone, no matter your age or experience and days can consist of mixing up hikes, horse riding and kayaking for the ultimate outdoor adventure.
When it comes to wildlife there is fantastic whale watching; grey humpbacks and killer whales can be spotted, as well as some fabulous black bear sightings in the summer. Try river, ocean or lake fishing, head to Flores Island to enjoy the 12km First Nations Interpretive Trail or head out via boat to the spectacular hot springs. For those who want something a little more active, try rock climbing (beginner to advanced) for great views of the river, check out the canopy zip lines or try your hand at some adventurous mountain biking. Shoot some sporting clay with one of 22 rifles, or Robin Hood style with a bow and arrow for some target practice. For foodies you can even enjoy a relaxed cooking class with Chef May.
All of the activities and experiences at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort are for beginners and experts, so whether you already have the skills or want to try something for the first time, this is the place to get involved.
Children are welcome; this is a great resort for families.