Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers luxurious tented accommodation in the remote Canadian wilderness with wonderfully warming and modern facilities in a traditional style.
Located 30km outside of Tofino, the resort sits at the northeast end of a nine-mile deep water fjord where the Pacific Ocean meets the Bedwell River.
Accommodation & Facilities
Resort accommodation consists of 25 white canvas prospector style tents in three varieties dotted along the water’s edge, in the rainforest and on the hillside overlooking the estuary. Each tent is unique and fitted with its own luxurious comforts including down duvets and linens, antique furnishings and propane-fuelled cast iron stoves. With three types of tents on offer, there is something to suit everyone’s needs!
There are five Deluxe Tents offering a king bed with an additional double sofa bed and private deck with a separate bathroom situated just a few steps away, which includes a flush toilet, sink and shower. The resort has 19 Ensuite Tents, with a similar layout to the Deluxe Tents with the addition on an in-tent bathroom featuring double sinks, flush toilet and a private outdoor cedar shower. Finally, the resort has one large Family Tent comprised of two adjoining tents set into the hillside with views of the estuary and rainforest. Each tent has its own in-tent bathroom, one with a shower and the other with a bathtub and shower.
The resort has a plethora of other facilities including a spa, three dining areas, games tent, reading/business centre, saunas and a gift shop. Guests will also have access to wifi in the guest tents.
Expect luxurious yet comforting cuisine, with ingredients locally sourced from British Columbia. In fact, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a member of the Ocean Wise programme, guaranteeing that all seafood on the menu is local and sustainably harvested! There are three dining venues within the resort. The Cookhouse Dining Room serves as the resort’s main dining area and features an open kitchen bar, floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap-around deck. The Ivanhoe Glass Lounge Bar overlooks the estuary where the Bedwell River spills into the Pacific Ocean and finally, the Bistro and Family Dining Tents, located just outside the Cookhouse, offer unique venues for special celebrations and private meals.
The resort offers six categories of adventure – equestrian, marine-based, land-based, helicopter adventures, fishing and conservation projects. All offered activities are delivered by expert wilderness guides and operators and are totally geared towards what the guests want and when they want it (weather permitting!).
For those looking to indulge in a little relaxation the Healing Grounds are close by and include massages, treatments, hot tubs and a sauna or if you are looking for something a little more adventurous you could climb atop one of the talented horses waiting patiently in their stables, ready to explore the vast and stunning trails around the resort with you. There is the option to try rock climbing, go ziplining through the canopies or perhaps try your hand at mountain biking. For those wanting to get on the water you can partake in kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding excursions. In terms of wildlife there is fantastic whale watching where you can spot humpback and killer whales, as well as some fabulous black bear sightings in the summer.
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 activities and experiences at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort are completely tailored to the needs and wants of the guests, whether they are beginners or experts! Irrespective of whether you already have the skills or want to try something completely new this is the place to get involved.
Children are welcome to stay at the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – this is a great resort for families!