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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

Only accessible by floatplane, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is set in a breathtaking location in the heart of the forest within a stone's throw of spectacular wildlife viewing, superb walking and a host of unforgettable adventure experiences.

At a Glance

  • Exclusive wilderness resort in a stunning location

  • All meals, drinks and activities are included

  • Fly in directly from Vancouver by seaplane

  • Luxurious tented suites with en-suite bathrooms

  • Fantastic local guides

Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Fishing, Wildlife

Insider's View

Clayoquot even has its own zip wire called "Flightline" where guests can experience near flight whilst gliding through the forest canopy

Anna Bleasdale

Insider's View

Make sure you do the Walk on the Wild Side - 8 joyous hours of boat, walks along beaches, picnic lunch, whales, bears, eagles and fishing - heaven!

Jules Maury

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Description

Even arriving at Clayoquot is an adventure. The 45-minute floatplane ride from Vancouver takes in spectacular scenery from snow capped mountains to pristine forest and meandering rivers. The plane lands on the lake that surrounds the resort and guests are transported by horse and cart to the heart of the resort.

The main lodge houses comfortable sofas, a roaring open fire and a cosy dining room. For those who prefer private dining, individual tents allow a more intimate experience. This is certainly not camping though, fine linens, silver service and a sumptuous menu of modern natural cuisine is presented for guests enjoyment by long time chef, Timothy May and his highly skilled team.

As dinner winds down, guests can retire to their own luxurious private tent. Nestled into the forest or down on the lake they offer every comfort with king size beds and plush down duvets, ensuring a toasty nights sleep.

As day breaks, the Clayoquot experience really begins. Choose your activity and get started or simply pick a chair, take in the view and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this little oasis. From fishing to wildlife viewing, from horse riding to mountain biking, it is all here for you to enjoy. Even if you prefer to be more relaxed, guests can paint, stroll, soak up the atmosphere from the hot tub or indulge in a treatment in the spa.

With walking trails aplenty, guests can find waterfalls, rope bridges, rivers and even an old mine to explore.

Take to the water in one of the resorts Zodiac boats which will whisk you through crystal clear rivers for intimate wildlife encounters. Watch the magnificent eagles perch, the sea lions bask and perhaps enjoy a glimpse of black bears, sometimes seen with their cubs if you are really lucky. Head a little further for whale watching away from the crowds and go ashore to explore deserted islands of Clayoquot Sound.

Fishing is why many guests flock to Clayoquot. Ocean and fresh water fishing are available and every person's stay includes at least one half day of fishing.

Children are well looked after at Clayoquot and love the freedom this intimate resort affords them. They can explore at leisure or take part in one of the activity programs specially designed for young enquiring minds.

A stay at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is an assault on the senses. A breathtaking location, up close and personal experiences and every detail looked after. An unforgettable few days will surely be had by all who come.

All stays are fully inclusive and are based on either 3, 4 or 7 nights. All meals, beverages and an array of guided activities are included. For 3 or 4 night stays, a 1 hour massage and half day fishing is included per person. For 7 night stays, 2 x 1 hour massages and either a full day or two half days of fishing is included.

Accommodation

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort has eight Deluxe Outpost Tents and twelve Luxury en-suite Tents

All eight Deluxe tents offer a choice of one queen or two single Adirondak-style beds with lush down duvets or the Deluxe Family Tents offer 1 Queen Sized bed, plus a Queen Sized Day Bed. Private Composting Environmental toilets are located just outside of each tent and a private shower in the nearby shower house is dedicated for each Deluxe Tent's personal use.

The 12 new Luxury Tents are furnished with King Sized bed, Queen Sized Day Bed, Full luxury en-suite bathroom with in floor heating, flush toilet and a beautiful large indoor/outdoor shower with double shower heads. En-suite tents will sleep up to a family of five with smaller children sharing with their parents.

All tents offer thermostat controlled propane wood stoves, antique dressers and tea tables, opulent rugs, oil lamps, heirloom china and silver accessories, and an abundance of candles!

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and can share the luxury tents with their parents. Activities can be adapted to suit younger guests and their families. There is also a designated children's activity area, games and programs

Facilities

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort has a library tent, games tent, Healing Grounds Spa offers customized treatments. Daily yoga classes, exercise and weight room, wood fired hot tubs and saunas, mountain bikes and helmets.

Activities

Guided activities include horseback riding adventures, ocean or fresh water fishing, bear, whale and marine wildlife viewing, Flores Island Wild Side First Nations Interpretive Trail Trek, ocean and river kayaking, hiking, sailing, lake fishing, clay shooting, rock climbing, archery, swimming, mountain biking, zip line, remote beach surfing, painting and cooking classes.

The lodge provides high quality equipment for the activities on offer. This includes:

Rain gear - slickers, overalls, boots - for all ages

Western style riding boots, chaps and helmets for all ages

Whale watching suits (survival-rated) for all ages

State-of-the-art fresh and salt water fishing gear and vessels

Adventure gear

Flotation devices and life jackets for all ages

Full fleet of power and paddle vessels

Location & Directions

Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

Located in Bedwell River near Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is only accessible by seaplane

When to go

The resort is open from May to September.

BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.

Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures, but the interior is hot in July and August, with temperatures surpassing 30°C

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