Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge stemmed from the desire to create a ‘tent in the bush’ concept and the brains behind the hotel have certainly outdone themselves. Look closely and you’ll find this eco safari spot tucked away on Vancouver Island, far from prying eyes and immersed in nature at its most wildly beautiful. With just 25 luxury tents, this is the perfect place for the ultimate romantic getaway or an exciting adventure trip where you can expect to see whales and black bears just feet away and explore the heart of a pristine wilderness. We’ll see you there.


The resort is sat on the banks of the Bedwell River in Clayoquot Sound, close to the village of Tofino on Vancouver Island. To reach this remote spot, it’s a scenic 45-minute seaplane ride from Vancouver International Airport to reach your luxury retreat. This part of British Colombia has truly got it all; broad mountain ranges, effervescing streams, secluded beaches and dense forest landscapes are just the beginning. Think days spent discovering the wildlife and taking dips in the natural hot springs before heading back to a roaring fire in the evenings.

Your room

Imagine great white prospector style tents on wooden stilts, connected by cedar boardwalks and you’ll begin to get a picture of what Clayoquot is all about. Choose from tents that are hidden under a canopy of forest along the water’s edge or perched ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ style amongst hillside trees. The interiors are dreamy havens from the outside world complete with king-sized beds and fluffy duvets, wood stoves, oil lamps and antique dressers decorated with candles.

Why we like it?

For us, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge ticks all the boxes. Whether you’re a nature fanatic in search of some thrills or just craving some tranquillity, there’s something for everyone here. We love the ethos behind the resort with the owners committed to maintaining the land and guests having the opportunity to take part in wildlife restoration work. Your stay wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to the gorgeous Healing Grounds Spa where you can take a dip in the wood-fired cedar hot tubs and simply relax amid all this natural beauty.