Clayoquot repeatedly snatches top industry awards. Top 10 Canada Resorts, World’s Most Sustainable Hotel, Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List… the list goes on. And it’s hardly a surprise giving the owners commitment to every detail which manifests itself already at arrival with a welcome champagne and hors d’oeuvres. If you’re looking for an experience at the crossroads of luxury and wilderness, you’ll find both to the extreme here.
Accommodation at Clayoquot is exclusively in canvas glamping tents. With heavy colonial furniture and vintage oil lamps, the interiors will transport you to a turn-of-the-century African safari. But take one step outside and you’ll remember that you’re deep inside Vancouver Island wilderness. The tents are sitting at the edge of the water, tucked away in a remote corner of the rainforest only available by plane or boat.
In a true safari fashion, Clayoquot packages are all-inclusive and come with gourmet meals and alcohol throughout the day. Your stay includes also carefully designed activities to help you enjoy nature to the fullest. There’s horseback riding, ocean or freshwater fishing, canoeing and sea-kayaking, safari tours (you’ll spot bald eagles, sea lions, grey whales, sea otters and bears) and much more. And if you need a moment to catch your breath after all this excitement, hit the daily yoga and meditation classes or simply unwind with a massage. At the end of the day, you’ll swap adventure stories with other travelers over bonfire and S'mores.