Stay in Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino, Canada

Ranked #50 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

Swoop in by seaplane or arrive by boat to this tiny outpost in the magnificent wilderness country of Vancouver Island’s west coast.

The guest tents are huge white canvas prospector-style shelters kitted out with mahogany chests, heirloom silver and fluffy duvets. The Activity Director will arrange whatever you like: horse riding, kayaking, fishing, watching for whales and black bears, or hiking through ancient growth forests to hot springs.

Chef Ryan Orr’s food is a refined epicurean adventure with dishes such as local oyster chowder and pan-seared wild Pacific salmon. After dinner, quick-step along the cedar boardwalks to the games tent or the library tent before turning in (and listening for bears!).

Size 20 tents

Did you know The Resort is within the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve – a UNESCO site that supports wild salmon and 1000-year-old cedars.

 

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