10 of the best - Glamping locations
1. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The ‘wow’ factor: Set among the 1,000 year old cedars in the wilderness of Quait Bay, on the spectacularly beautiful Vancouver Island, Canadian camping in the outpost deluxe guest tents is phenomenal (2 persons sharing, £5,800 per week). The white canvas,
prospector-style quarters are built on discreetly-situated raised wooden platforms and connected by cedar boardwalks that are hidden beneath the forest canopy, either at the water's edge, or perched Swiss Family Robinson style among the hillside trees, each with hitching post and fire pit. Open from mid May to the end of September, this seasonal resort is only accessible by a very scenic private seaplane transfer from Vancouver, which only takes around 45 minutes.
Did you know? There is no ‘signing up’ for a day’s activities, as guests can choose what they want to do. You can be transported to a pristine and secluded beach, to learn the art of surfing, or have a First Nations guide escorting you on a day-long hike to the Wild Side interpretive trail and Flores Island, where you will kayak on a mountain-fed gushing river, or experience a gentler ocean kayak cruise to private inlets and hidden coves. Horsemanship and riding are signatures of the resort. Wildlife viewing is part of daily life, whether guests go in search of black bears and whales, or see the wildlife on the outskirts of camp, kept at bay by a team of well trained and well loved dogs.
Getting there: Included in the £5,800 weekly charge are all Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Vancouver return (one night in Vancouver, staying at L'hermitage; four nights at Clayoquot, including seaplane transfers; and final two nights in Vancouver's L'hermitage).
www.frontier-canada.co.uk Tel: 0208 776 8709