On the western-most edge of Canada, in the ancient exotic temperate rainforest of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, our wild is virgin.
Untouched by the last glacial slide, the environment is intoxicatingly pure, fragile and dense with wildlife.
Indigenous people believe that the Clayoquot Rainforest vibrates with the energy of the ages -- a living, breathing chronicle of evolution.
With snow-capped mountains and glaciers as a backdrop, and pristine wilderness all around, there is no more perfect place for a picnic.
The Clayoquot Sound Biosphere is the best and largest example of a temperate rainforest left on the planet. Its stewardship is an immense responsibility and an even greater privilege.
The natural environment is what attracted resort owners to the area in 1997, and what inspired the creation of an Environmental Legacy Program.
Five Environmental Stewardships
The $3 million, five-year program is funded solely by resort revenues, and identifies five key areas of research, conservation and rehabilitation.
Guest participation in each of the five stewardships - salmon habitat restoration, bear mapping, whale feeding and migration study, marine habitat inventory, and raptor rehab and release - is growing alongside our understanding of the nature of things.
And, thanks to resort guests, the nature of things is growing alongside us.