Tofino, BC --As one of the top eco-tourism destinations in North America, Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa is located a short thirty minute boat ride away from Tofino, BC, off the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island.
Three, four and seven-night all-inclusive packages range in price from CDN$4750.00 -$9450.00 per person and include Vancouver, BC - Tofino return airfare, accommodation, all meals, snacks and beverages, spa massage treatments and guided activities.
LEAVE A LEGACY! Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa is all about the environment - and educating others on it. Their Environmental Legacy Program, originally designed for the Meetings & Incentive Market, has been expanded - due to popular demand, and now provides leisure guests with an opportunity to become involved in the Clayoquot Biosphere. There are several ways for guests to leave a lasting legacy with stewardships such as tree planting, bear habitat mapping, raptor release, and winter-feeding ground rehabilitation.
The M&IT; markets have embraced this program, and groups of up to 42 overnight guests have participated in salmon habitat restoration, whale vocalization research and bear habitat mapping as well as remote un-manned underwater vehicle inventory of the marine environments in the protected Clayoquot Sound Biosphere.
Corporately funded by Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts, Eco-Stewardships are individual sponsorships that the resort has made available in whole or in part, based on demand. These are tailored to meet budgets and level of commitment with a range of projects that can be undertaken on site as a three-day corporate retreat while others require long-term involvement.
FIVE STAR FORAGING: Under the guidance of gastronomic guru, Chef Timothy May, guests on the five-day Gourmet Getaway taste coastal cuisine at its finest! The package provides epicurean adventurers with a visit to a floating herb and vegetable garden, a tour to a local oyster and scallop bed, the secrets of crabbing, and "how-to's" of the traditional Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations alder-smoked roasted salmon. Edibles discovered in the wilds such as sea asparagus, fiddleheads, and fir buds, will be transformed during the afternoon cooking classes in the Outpost's new gourmet theatre and kitchen stage!
WHAT'S COOKING? There's always something cooking at Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa, and culinary classes are available on site at the new gourmet theatre. Chef May's 3,000 square foot cookhouse with 70 foot long wrap around counters and open kitchen concept is often the place where guests pull up, have a glass of wine, and talk "food".
Some end up with Chef behind the counter or in front of the grill - leaving with notes and his handwritten recipes. Impromptu and scheduled cooking classes, along with special gourmet weekends with the Chef can be arranged upon request.
SADDLE UP & EXPLORE CANADIAN COWBOY COUNTRY! The scenery is enough to make take your breath away! This Equestrian Adventure takes the horse and rider to Clayoquot Sound via the Resorts' former-US Navy Landing Craft, where secret landscapes are revealed. Riding through a temperate rainforest AND a Biosphere Reserve, the trek explores low-lying river valley estuaries, abandoned logging roads high in the mountains, and majestic old-growth forest trails.
TAKE IT EASY - OR TAKE IT OFF with an ECO-ADVENTURE SPA COMBO! The new Trail Blazers Program offers a self-directed menu of activities and adventures, combined with indulgent spa services. Climb 3000 feet to the summit of an extinct volcano; hike the Wild Side First National Interpretive Trail on rugged Flores Island; or choose from a selection of 3 to 15-mile hikes with scenery that ranges from white sand beaches to glacial ice caves. Steamy cedar hot tubs, a wood fired sauna and choice of spa treatments await sore muscles within the Outpost's intimate spa tents. The spa tents are extended over the Bedwell River estuary - where fluctuating tides bring in crystal clear glacially fed water, for those who like a cool dip!
FAMILY TENTS FOR UPSIDE-DOWN RAINFOREST! Inspired by the late 19th century Great Camps, the Wilderness Outpost at Bedwell River has added seven luxurious tents, sized perfectly for families. "A wilderness so lush and exotic, so dense with visible wildlife", that National Geographic Magazine deemed it an Upside Down Rainforest, the Outpost at Bedwell River now offers 20 safari guest accommodation tents, two dining tents, a games room, three spa tents, three hot tubs, two saunas, and one library tent with high-speed satellite internet access - all linked by cedar boardwalks under the canopy of the rainforest.
COMING IN 2007 Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts' luxurious floating resort will reopen at the Bedwell River estuary and offers an alternative to tent accommodation. Sixteen beautifully appointed guestrooms, a wraparound deck with secluded hot tubs, fitness facility, boardroom and 45-seat dining room with a large open kitchen make this a perfect intimate retreat or private, small meeting location. Tucked away in its own private area the floating resort will still be within easy access to the same amenities and activities offered by the Wilderness Outpost at Bedwell River.
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The remote and pristine nature of Clayoquot Sound attracted the resorts group to the area in 1997. Owned by the Genovese Family Trust, the company has been committed to exist within the area in an entirely sensitive and environmentally sustainable manner. The resorts employ local men and women, and through various education based conservation and recreational offerings, contribute to the enhancement and global understanding of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Area.
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