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A luxurious eco-resort set in the untamed wilderness of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve - one of the best intact examples of temperate rainforest on Earth - this former mining outpost has been converted into a luxury tented retreat.
Arrive from Vancouver via seaplane, followed by a short boat ride to shore and finally a horse-drawn wagon to the lodge.
Guests at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort stay in white canvas tents, built on raised wooden platforms connected by boardwalks, all under the canopy of the rainforest and along the water's edge. Each tent is immaculately furnished with comfortable beds, gas stoves and rugs, and all aspects of the resort's operations are low-impact.
Knowledgeable guides are available to lead activities such as forest treks, sea kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding and whale or bear-watching. There is also excellent salmon and trout fishing. The newest addition to the Clayoquot Resort is the stunning Cloud Camp, which offers guests the chance to travel by helicopter and camp by a remote mountain lake for the night.
Why we love it
The heart of the outpost is the ranch-style cookhouse with a huge fireplace and panoramic viewing decks where gourmet cooking is served.
Alexandra, Original Traveller