Every Last Detail
What to bring, what to expect, and what to leave behind.
We’ve got you covered, so feel free to leave the riding boots and fishing gear at home. Pack lightweight, moisture-wicking layers than go on and off easily at the whim of the rainforest. Bring your camera, an open mind, a sense of adventure, and unbridled enthusiasm. Leave behind your worries.
The recommended baggage allowance is 40 lbs (18 kilos) per person, so we do our very best to help you pack light (see list below) and leave the heavy things behind If you are travelling from afar, what works best is to pack a resort bag and an everything else bag knowing that you can store your everything else bag in Vancouver at our charter floatplane terminal safely and securely, free of charge in a locked facility, when you check-in, and retrieve it upon your return. If you do plan to store excess baggage, just let us know and allow an extra 30-minutes or so at the floatplane terminal.
All guest tents provide plush robes, spa slippers, hair dryer, all-natural amenities (shampoo, lotion, conditioner, cotton balls, q-tips), all-natural sunscreen (for children and adults), all-natural insect repellant lotiony, ultra-fluffy white towels, and laundry service.
The gear room provides rain pants and jackets, rain boots, umbrellas, hats, gloves, floater suits for whale watching and ocean fishing, life jackets, wet suits for surfing and stand up paddle boarding, fishing gear and waders in all sizes for all ages – tiny to extra, extra large.
The tack room in the lower barn provides excellent quality riding boots and helmets for men and women and all ages. Mountain bikes and helmets in all sizes can be found under the carving tent.
Our Wild Retreat gift shop carries a nice selection of outerwear, fleece, base layers, and accessory items from celebrated Canadian outerwear designer Arc’teryx, plus keepsake items like water bottles and hot water bottles, t-shirts and hoodies, hiking socks, backpacks, Zonda Nellis’ cashmere scarves, children books, teddy (black) bears, all-natural skincare, and jewelry. And because it’s a long swim to the Tofino Co-op, a self-serve mini bar of complimentary toiletries and personal items is open during shop hours – just in case you forgot something.
Any outerwear purchases you make at the resort, that may take you over our floatplane baggage limit, or any airline limit, can be shipped to you at home, without any trouble at all.
What to Bring
The resort is located in the rugged Pacific Northwest, so please pack comfortable, functional clothing and come prepared for the chance of rain. Attire is wilderness casual and laid back. Average daily temperatures range from 18-10C (68-72F) with overnight lows between 10-15C (52-62F). All tents are heated by gas woodstoves, and the hearthfires are always burning.
|Camera, Batteries, Chargers||Athletic and/or yoga wear (optional)|
|Sunglasses, Croakies, Hats||Base layer top and bottom – the lightweight sort for skiing is perfect|
|Toiletries||Warm fleece layers (eg: vest, sweater, jacket)|
|Medications, Ibuprofen and allergy relief||Gore-Tex or other rain and wind proof jacket|
|Waterproof hiking shoes or boots||Trekking/outdoor pants and shorts|
|Running shoes, sandals (optional)||Jeans for horseback riding|
|Bathing suit for hot tubs, saunas and Penny Falls swimming||Moisture wicking sports shirts – long and short sleeve|
If you would like to pre-order Arc’teryx base layer, fleece,mid layer, Gore-Tex jackets or other products custom-made for rainforest adventure, please call the resort in advance of your visit, and we will arrange for the colour and size of your choosing to be waiting for you upon arrival.