5.0
Excellent 154 Reviews
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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

5.0 Excellent 154 Reviews
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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.

Remote Luxury At Its Best
Sydney4

Just returning from Clayoquot and still marveling at the level of service, the exquisite beauty and the sophistication of the food... luxury and adventure rolled into one. Our experience was memorable from the first minute with champagne and sparkling lemonade awaiting our arrival (post horse drawn carriage from the seaplane dock). The two general managers showed us the entire property and kept an attentive eye on us and all the guests throughout our stay. Their greatest achievement is in the staff they have assembled. The guides were incredibly enthusiastic, accommodating and caring. Each of them overjoyed to be there and knowledgeable about everything from bears to orcas to paddle-boarding and canyoning. The activities are endless with the flexibility to choose your own adventure at (nearly) a moment's notice. Canyoning, wildlife watching, hikes, horses, spa, archery... we did it all. Our entire experience was customized to us. Another true highlight was the food -- the pasty chef is amazing and the sheer selection of entrees at bkfst/lunch and dinner kept us constantly stuffed, but unable to turn away from the next delicacy. We enjoyed the small touches -- laundry done for you, cookies and desserts put out each afternoon, the staff setting up games for us while it rained and proactively offering the kids hot chocolate and an unbelievable amount of gear for any occasion..down to brand new archery gloves, paintball suits, beautiful Helly Hansen hiking boots, all in an array of sizes.

We could not have been more impressed. Well done, Clayoquot!