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What We Love

  • Trip includes all meals, drinks (alcohol too) and guided adventures
  • One-hour seaplane transfer from Vancouver included in the rate
  • One massage treatment included
  • Lavishly outfitted tents
  • Located in UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  • WiFi available
  • Forest canopy viewing platform and zipline
  • Comprehensive environmental program

What To Know

  • A 10% gratuity fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • Choice of three- and four-night stays
  • Arrivals and departures by seaplane on Thursdays and Sundays only
  • 3% sustainability fee not included
  • Not all Deluxe Tents can accommodate children
  • The resort is open from May to September
  • Popular with families in the summer months
  • Only 12 en suite tents have flush toilets and private showers
  • Cell phones don’t work at the reserve
  • No TVs
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Overview

The Review

Under the rain forest canopy of the Pacific Rim National Park is Clayoquot Wilderness Reserve, an enclave of 20 prospector-style white canvas tents connected by raised cedar boardwalks. This is a truly unique, flashlight-free camping experience, with Adirondack-style beds dressed with plush down duvets and a gracious staff that serves sumptuous meals in a separate dining tent lit by heirloom oil lamps.

The original Deluxe Tents are across a timber bridge, on a hillside overlooking the estuary. The furnishings are full of personality and include a convertible Chesterfield and a large lounge area with a small games table. There is an air of romance that couples will love, and enough space for families, but not everyone will be a fan of the separate, shared showers and compost toilets.

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Views from the tents encompass lush fern gardens, alpine valleys, beachscapes and thousands of pristine acres of national park perfect for myriad activities including hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, whale watching and much more. In this untouched wilderness, it’s hard to believe Vancouver is just an hour away.

One early morning I joined other guests on a naturalist-led walk around the campground, and to my delight spotted black bears feasting on berries. Once we returned to the camp, everyone spread out in comfortable sitting areas and private decks with a cocktail in hand.

Though it is difficult to feel anything but relaxed here, spa treatments are available in the eco-safari-style massage tents. Here, expert hands administer deep tissue or hot stone massages as well as facials and body wraps — a magical way to finish a day of exploring the raw wilderness.

How to Get There

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
PO Box 130
Tofino, V0R 2Z0 Canada

Reviews

The Best Service In The Most Beautiful Setting
DebraG3131

We recently stayed at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and had an amazing vacation. We can’t say enough about the staff and Management of this resort. From the enthusiastic guides, to the excellent restaurant staff, housekeeping (yes they do your laundry daily), organizational staff and management, they exemplify 5 star service. While other high end hotels boast great service, this property’s employees are genuine and accommodating beyond expectations. The location is beautiful and serene. One can really check out of reality and decompress (no tv, newspapers, keys, money needed). Wifi is available in your tent which is handy but don’t use it if you really want to disconnect. There are so many activities and ways to relax you could easily stay a week without getting bored. Bradley was a wonderful host and the dogs on property enhanced the home-like feel. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning!

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oakley9191

What a fantastic place this is. Its a perfect cocktail of one part picturesque campsite one part a luxury resort and one part family home. It starts with a magical seaplane ride which leads to a homely reception. Overall the service is top but standout accolades must go to the passionate, knowledgeable and friendly guides: Dan in particular was awesome. The friendly barman was also great. We did some amazing things: walking among 1,000 year trees, whale watching, paddle boarding, mountain biking, horse riding, fly fishing - we did it all. So many wonderful adventures to be had but for my 8 year old daughter the highlight was the opportunity to play with all the staff’s dogs who roam free adding to that family vibe. The breakfast was world class. Our only minor criticism was the lunch and dinner menus were somewhat limited and repetitive. Quality was excellent though.

The Slogan of the resort is the mission
ChB1970

Luxury gone wild! If I could i just would stop here. The location is amazing. The wilderness stunning and the black bears amazing. Will come again for sure. Staff is so nice and the food is amazing. If somebody complains I would not understand.