Set among 1,000 year old cedars in the wilderness of Quait Bay. The Wilderness Outpost at Bedwell River sleeps up to 40 people in 20 roomy prospector-style canvas tents with queen or twin beds, each with hitching post and fire pit. There is a large dining tent, roundhouse plus hot showers and flushing lavatories. The price includes all meals and drinks, sea plane from Vancouver, and guided activities. Minimum stay is 3 nights. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is also part of the Relais & Chateaux family in Canada.
Open from mid May to the end of September, this seasonal resort is only accessible by a scenic 45 minute private seaplane transfer from Vancouver. Whilst its a very romantic place and great for honeymooners, its also very family friendly. Daily wilderness activities are highly personalized and customized based on each guest’s experience level, willingness and desires. This means no “signing up” for particular activities in advance and the ability to choose what you want to do each day.
As Clayoquot specializes in remote experiences, guests may choose to be taken to a pristine and secluded beach to learn how to surf, have a First Nations guide escort them on a day long hike to the “Wild Side” interpretive trail and Flores Island, take on a mountain fed rushing river in a kayak, or experience a gentler ocean kayak cruise to private inlets and hidden coves.
Horsemanship and riding are signatures of the resort, with a range of talented horses for the beginner to the expert rider. Wildlife viewing is also part of daily life, whether guests go in search of black bears and whales or see the wildlife on the outskirts of camp, kept there by a team of well trained and well loved dogs.
All rooms have thermostat controlled propane wood stoves, antique dressers and tea tables, opulent rugs, oil lamps, heirloom china and silver accessories, and an abundance of candles complete the offering.
Luxury Ensuite Bathroom Tents (15) – Great white canvas prospector-style tents furnished with King Sized bed, Queen Sized Day Bed, Full luxury Ensuite Bathroom with in floor heating, flush toilet and a beautiful large indoor/outdoor shower with double showerheads. Ensuite Tents will sleep up to a family of 5 with smaller children sharing with mum and dad.
Deluxe Outpost Tents (5) – The “original” Outpost deluxe guest tents are roomy, great white canvas prospector-style quarters built on discreetly-situated raised wooden platforms. Tents are connected by cedar boardwalks, and are hidden under a canopy of the rainforest along the water’s edge or perched “Swiss Family Robinson style” amongst the hillside trees. All 8 Deluxe tents offer a choice of one queen or two single Adirondak-style beds with lush down duvets or the Deluxe Family Tents offer 1 Queen Sized bed, plus a Queen Sized Day Bed. Private Composting Environmental toilets are located just outside of each tent and a private shower in the nearby shower house is dedicated for each Deluxe Tent’s personal use.
Why we like it
Unique luxury in the wilderness with lots to do and see. Excellent chance of seeing bears.