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. Use a soft-sided duffel-style bag if possible, as the pilots prefer them to hard-sided suitcases. 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 you 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, slippers, 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 lotion and spray, 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 Force of Nature retail shop carries a nice selection of outerwear, fleece, base layers, and accessory items from celebrated Canadian outerwear designer Arc’teryx, plus keepsake items like backpacks, water bottles, books, specialty tea, all-natural skincare, and jewelry. The take-home favourite is Pastry Chef Merri Schwartz’s trio of housemade rainforest chocolate bars, namely: spruce tips and wild blueberries, milk chocolate and Tofino sea salt, and nothing but dark chocolate. 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. We do it all the time.
What to Bring
The temperate rainforest is dryest from May through October. 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 and/or video camera||Athletic shorts and top or yoga wear (optional)|
|Phone charger||Jeans / khakis|
|Sunglasses||Leisure shorts (primarily July and August)|
|Medications and special toiletries||Moisture wicking sports shirts – long and short sleeve|
|Comfortable hiking shoes or boots||Dressier shirt or blouse for dinner (optional)|
|Runners or trainers||Sundress (optional)|
|Sandals (optional)||Fleece vest (ideal) or sweater|
|Under garments, including undershirt||Fleece jacket for warmth|
|Base layer top and bottom if you have – the lightweight sort for skiing is perfect.||Gortex or other rain and wind proof jacket. Rain gear also supplied.|
|Bathing suit for the spa, Penny Falls pool and Bedwell Bridge jumping||Hat – toque, ballcap or sun hat|
If you would like to pre-order Arc’teryx base layer, fleece, Gortex 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.