Surrounded by glacial mountains and lush rain forest, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in the fragile Clayoquot Sound Biosphere reserve, right at the mouth of the Bedwell River where it spills into a nine-mile long fjord. Guests access the Resort via a 60-minute scenic seaplane transfer from Vancouver, or a short 40 minute boat ride from the village of Tofino, British Columbia (transfers are included in all Resort packages).
Founded In 1997 by Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Ltd. Operating Season: May through September. The 2011 season opens May 19. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort was voted best Lodge USA/Canada in 2010 by Conde Nast Johansens, as well as one of the Top Ten Exclusive Resorts in the World by both The Travel Channel and Forbes.com. Also, one of the National Geographic Stay List properties in 2010.
All activities are privately guided with instruction and included in all Resort packages. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, ocean and fresh water fishing, whale and bear watching, a Wild Side First Nations Interpretive Trail, a natural rock climbing wall, an archery range, a ten-stand sport clay course, river and sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, 15m climb onto a treetop observation platform giving a birds eye view of one of the oldest and rarest temperate rainforests in the world, a 285 m long flight line that allows guests to literally fly over the rainforest and ocean waters, a specially designed paintball course and more. Remote beach surfing and wilderness gourmet cooking lessons paired with cocktail making and wine tasting are also available activities.