The Ultimate in Wild Luxury at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

As our floatplane lifts away from Vancouver, the landscape changes. Gleaming high-rises fall away in favor of towering green pine trees that cover the mountains of Vancouver Island. Small towns dot the valleys, but it’s mostly trees, lakes, and more trees as we fly west towards a small bay north of Tofino. The float plane dips down towards the sparkling Bedwell estuary, located in the remote Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere reserve.

It’s hard to believe that in this challenging and remote location, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort operates a luxurious, all-inclusive glamping expeirnce for only five months of the year. In the tradition of great safari camps, the luxury guest and amenity tents are assembled in mid-May and taken down at the end of September, then stored until the beginning of the next season. This is glamping at its finest and most luxurious. And yes, families with children aged six years and older are welcome.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

This luxury Relais & Chateaux property is the ‘land of firsts’ for many visitors to this remote UNESCO World Heritage Site area in the coastal temperate rainforest, a thirty minute boat ride from Tofino. Many urban-dwellers and families have never experienced the view from a saddle, nor the rush of salmon fishing, or seeing orcas in Bedwell Sound.

For adventurous travelers and families looking to really get away from it all and reconnect with nature and each other in the pristine wilderness, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers an experience unlike any other, on the edge of the world.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

Luxury Glamping Tents

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

Glamping at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort reaches a whole new level of comfort. Each white canvas prospector tent is spacious and cosy, decorated with turn-of-the-century antiques from across Canada. There is a propane gas stove heating each tent. Each night, I snuggled underneath down comforters and handmade quilts in my comfortable king sized bed.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

There are only 20 luxury guest tents at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Luxury Ensuite Bathroom tents have king sized beds, a full-sized day bed, seating area and antique dressers. The ensuite bathroom contains a fantastic outdoor shower. Wash your hair underneath centuries-old fir trees, breathing in the pure air of the coastal rainforest.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

Five original Deluxe Outpost Tents are roomy, with king bed and two twin beds or a single day bed. Washrooms and showers are located outside of each tent. Raised and lighted cedar boardwalks connect all of the resort tents. You can hear the Bedwell Estuary waters come in and out with the tide underneath the tents.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

Children six and older can enjoy a special sleep-away camp experience when you request (at the resort’s discretion) one of a limited number of children’s tents. The tents are smaller in size, with two twin beds or one queen bed. There’s a flush toilet in the private bathroom outside the tent, plus an assigned private shower and sink in a nearby shower house.

Adventures in the Wild

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

The all-inclusive nature of Clayoquot Wilderness Resort extends to its extensive menu of wilderness experiences on land and sea. Each evening, the resort’s Activity Directors discuss and plan the next day’s activities with each guest. The activity plan will depend upon weather, tidal charts, animal sightings and a guest’s age and spirit of adventure.

Activities include half or full day salmon fishing, ocean fishing, ocean and river kayaking, bear and whale-watching (in season), archery, target and range shooting, hiking, mountain biking, and even water-skiing. All the activities are included in the all-inclusive price of a 3, 4 or 7 night stay at Clayoquot Resort.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

My activity choices were all part of my own ‘land of firsts’ list. Horse-backing riding on a strong-willed chestnut-brown mare, salmon-fishing in the sound, (or in my case, more like rockfish-fishing), and skeet-shooting. The exhilaration of each activity, sense of adventure, and pure joy of being in such a magnificent environment was profoundly moving. It is easy to see how travelers return home changed by their wilderness experience.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

For those looking to go higher and wilder, the resort’s on-site helicopter can lift you 4,500 feet above sea level to Cloud Camp near the top of Ursus Mountain. Spend the day in an outdoor playground of high-altitude fishing, hiking, wild foraged food picnics, even yoga (extra fees apply).

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

Fully certified, friendly guides lead all Clayoquot Wilderness Resort adventures, including kayaking, salmon fishing, crabbing, hiking, and river-rafting. The Resort provides all helmets, fishing gear, life jackets, rain gear, riding boots and whale-watching suits for all ages. Should anyone tire from all that wild adventure, guests can have fun with the resort’s trampoline, ping pong table, gym, yoga studio and games room.

Fabulous Food

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

As the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a Relais & Chateaux property, the quality of food and drink has to be of the highest standard. The Resort prides itself on offering the best modern coastal cuisine of locally raised and grown products. This includes spirits and wine from British Columbia’s Okanagan valley.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

The continental breakfast bar opens early at 6:30 AM with freshly-baked breads and pastries. There are also several Gluten Free options, as well as cheeses, fruit, muesli and cereals. Guests can also order hot menu items such as pancakes, oatmeal and eggs benedict from the set menu. The choice and quality of the food options at any time of day in such a remote location is truly incredible. It’s so worth waking up early for!

The open kitchen in the cosy Cookhouse allows guests to see the chefs hard at work from morning to night. The impressive menu highlights the freshest local seafood, such as salmon and shellfish. The array of delicious meat courses and desserts is also fantastic. Executive Chef Justin Witcher prepares an Eight-Course Tasting Menu once a week that cannot be missed.

Kid-Friendly Fare

Cookhouse staff can easily accommodate children’s tastes as well. Chicken fingers and truffle fries or beef sliders and chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream can be served at every meal. But it’s a great opportunity for kids to try new foods and flavors. If your family catches a salmon or a basket of prawns during your stay, the Cookhouse chefs can prepare them for your dinner, or pack it up for transport home.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

The Cookhouse has a colorful, well-stocked Candy Bar that will tempt kids and adults. Freshly baked goodies sit in a glass case, alongside sweet candies and saltwater taffy. The Candy Bar sign gently reminds guests to enjoy the treats, but to save some for others too.

A stay at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers adventurous travelers and families a once-in-a-lifetime experience to connect to the natural world, and reconnect with each other.

For those who've been there and done that, the ultimate in wild luxury glamping experiences await at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Tofino, Canada.

How to Get There: Guests fly directly into Clayoquot Wilderness Resort via seaplane from the Seair Seaplane Terminal at Vancouver International Airport. Flights are included in resort accommodation reservations. Departures and arrivals are on Thursdays and Sundays.

Guests needing a stay in Vancouver can book the Luxury Gone Wild package at the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia at either end of their travel schedules.

Photo Credits: C. Laroye, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Disclosure: The Travelling Mom was the guest of Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, and thanks Destination BC for its transportation support. As always, her love of incredibly luxurious glamping and activities in the wild are honest and her own.

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24 Comments

  • Danik says:

    I am back in British Columbia next year and I so would like to try some glamping espeically in this area. I rather be in the wilderness than in the city any day of the week. Great post and totally loving the photos 🙂

    • Claudia says:

      Thanks for your comments Danik! Great to hear that you’re planning a return to our beautiful province of BC.

  • That sounds and looks so luxurious. I lived in SE Alaska for years and would float plane into a Forest Service cabin with all our food and necessities with us. Such a wonderful adventure. Now that I’m not as young and intrepid the Clayquot looks perfect.

    • Claudia says:

      That would be an incredible trip too! And yes, Clayquot is pretty close to perfection. 😉

  • Wow! What a luxurious tent and beautiful yummy food! And the idea of flying in with a seaplane is just fantastic. Thanks for the review. We would love to experience this one day!

  • Jenni says:

    Wow this place looks amazing I so want to stay here. Plus the food looks so delicious, great food and lovely views what more could anyone want

    • Claudia says:

      It is amazing – the pictures don’t lie! 😉 It’s a bucket list destination for sure.

  • Dorene says:

    Now that is pampering! The feeling of remoteness when you land, and then pampered with the comforts of home in the wilderness. Great pics!

    • Claudia says:

      The combination of luxurious pampering and incredible wilderness and isolation is simply wonderful. Thanks for the kind words!

  • Nathan says:

    This place looks amazing! From flying in on a seaplane to bear watching- I really would love to go. The food looks insane. I hope to make it here one day soon.

  • I think they are the glampious glamping tents I have seen to date. Would happily escape to them, and love the range of out door activities on offer. The food is fabulous and so great they can also cater to kids.

  • Vicki Louise says:

    Those tents looks incredible! Definitely my type of camping! It would be so great to escape to this kind of wilderness, even if only for a few days.

    • Claudia says:

      Nature rejuvenates the spirit in so many ways! The luxury part is the added bonus, to be sure.

  • Hi Claudia,

    I see those towering green pines right now. Fab images and great story telling. It would need to be glamping versus camping for me and my wife. We roughed it in a remote jungle a year back….um…..no more roughing it going forward LOL.

    Ryan

    • Claudia says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words Ryan. I do want to hear more about your camping experience in the jungle one day!

  • Laura Lynch says:

    I’ve always wanted to stay in a wilderness resort like this one. Arriving by float plane – that makes it feel extra special. It’s just a unique experience that we don’t get to have – completely outside of life in the city.

    • Claudia says:

      It is a special journey to a very special place in our west coast Canadian wilderness. Thanks for your comments Laura!

  • This looks luxurious but more than the luxury, I love how you get to enjoy the abundance of nature and the privacy and calmness around. And of course, camping! I love camping!

  • Suruchi says:

    Whole property looks beautiful and tents are luxurious. Good to know they are warm too and washing hair in open sounds like fun.Landing by float plane is an adventure in itself.The food too looks good. I feel this is a perfect place for a holiday and I would love to spend 3-7 days relaxing in nature.

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