Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa
properties are located in the transition zone of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere
Reserve Area, in one of the best intact examples of temperate rainforest left
Designated in 1999, by Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organizations) Programme on Man and the Biosphere, the Clayoquot
Sound Biosphere Reserve was deemed a habitat so important to the biodiversity
of the planet that the world community recognizes it as such and creates a cooperative
reserve to protect and sustain it.
United Nations Mandated Governance
The spirit of the Biosphere Reserve governs resort operations and forms the backbone
of all policies and sustainable development. The Trust is committed to exist in
Clayoquot Sound in an entirely sensitive and environmentally sustainable manner.
Both properties employ local men and women, and through various education-based
naturalist and recreational offerings, contribute to the enhancement and global
understanding of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Area.
aspects of resort operations are low-impact and are updated as technology allows.
Comprehensive recycling governs food and beverage service, organic gardens reduce
commercial dependency, gravity-fed turbines generate fuel-less electricity and
hot water, toilets composte waste materials into organic matter, and all marine
and land adventures are non-intrusive and conservancy-driven.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa works hand-in-hand with the Nuu-Chah-Nulth
First Nation people, as well as local, regional and federal governments in developing
sustainable, environmentally responsible development and environmental enhancement
programs that benefit all.