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“This resort is intimate and sophisticated with fantastic facilities. The tents have plush beds, warming stoves and oriental rugs, and most feature full bathrooms with heated floors and outdoor showers. Socialising takes place around the outdoor fireplaces and the welcoming velvet couches that surround them.”
Vancouver Island’s west coast is home to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, a sustainable wilderness retreat in the Tofino region surrounded by a protected Biosphere Reserve. Accessible by a 25-minute seaplane from Vancouver, the resort boasts a wealth of excursions, a spa, and spectacular dining facilities.
Its 25 luxurious canvas tents are dotted along the waterfront, designed to resemble a heritage great camp, with options for in-tent en suites. Interiors have a vintage feel with antique furnishings, fireplace and oil lamps complementing electric amenities.
Dine in the open-kitchen Cookhouse where chef Timothy May prepares barbecue buffet lunches and dinners with fresh local produce. Relax, drink-in-hand, at Ivanhoe Glass Lounge with 11-foot-high windows overlooking the estuary, where the Bedwell River meets the Pacific.
All activities at Clayoquot are tailored to meet guests’ personal desires, whether it’s black bear watching, fishing, horseback riding, trekking or mountain biking. The safari-style tented spa offers the perfect respite after a busy day.