Need to know
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Can’t find your room service menu? There’s a strict no-food-in-the-tent rule lest a passing black bear catches sniff of it. And don’t worry, tents also come with a bear alarm...
Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is open over the Canadian summer, which typically runs from mid-May to late-September.
At the hotel
Hot tub, loaner bikes, games room, pool table, gym, kids’ play area. In rooms: free WiFi, lounge area, cast iron stove, veranda, ensuite bathroom, all-natural toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Although the waterfront tents are a little farther away from the main lodge, the views from their decks are particularly spectacular and they offer the best chance of spotting frolicking local wildlife.
The lodge’s spa provides the perfect counterpoint to all that exertion. Its secluded setting sits along the ocean foreshore and among new and old growth forest. Soaking tired limbs in one of its cedar hot tubs while gazing out over the water is a popular pastime here. There’s also a waterfront massage tent where you can indulge in a menu of treatments using Canadian glacial clay and Pacific seaweed.
If you prefer to travel light, the lodge can provide all the extra clothes you might need for your outdoors experiences, from hiking and riding boots to rain pants and wetsuits.
All tents accessible by flat and ramped boardwalk, and service animals are allowed.
Kids aged six years and older are more than welcome at the lodge, although considering the activities available be sure to consider the suitability of the property for your little Smiths.
Above and beyond. The lodge operates completely off-grid with much of the renewable natural resources sourced from the local environment. Almost all food and drink is grown onsite or sourced locally, too, and organic whenever possible. A small surcharge also goes to support a range of sustainability initiatives and community engagement projects.