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Beat the heat with a Canadian wilderness resort retreat

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Heat got you down, and it is still early July?

Think cool with a northwest Canada vacation in British Columbia.

Visit the far west coast where it is really wild and cool by comparison. On the edge of that wild, in the heart of a million-acre temperate rainforest biosphere reserve is the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort’s eco-safari-style outpost.

If you are thinking cool, this is it. This luxury wild setting features average daytime summer temperatures in the mid 60s Farenheit, and dreamy cool evening temperatures averaging low to mid 50s.

The 600-acre eco-resort, is at the very heart of the million-acre biosphere — everything is brilliantly green, crisp, beautifully clean, and delightfully temperate.

To borrow a phrase from resort founder Richard Genovese, “There is so much incredible energy here, just so much clean and amazing energy.”

Breath deep the energy of the ages, visit ancient rainforests, indulge in spa and wellness, discover wild adventure, eat locally and sustainably, sleep in a luxuriously outfitted great white canvas prospector tent under the stars, and do nothing — well.

Restoring one’s nature deficit is key to mental, physical and spiritual wellness, and there is nowhere better to overload on Vitamin N than immersed in exquisite, indulgent luxury, wrapped in the infamous emerald edge of British Columbia. So-called by the US-based Nature Conservancy, the lush and exotically wild emerald edge is the largest intact coastal rainforest left on earth, spanning 100 million super natural acres.

With just 25 guest tents and an over-full complement of staff, wilderness guides and food and beverage artisans, the resort promises clients respectfully intimate attention from the moment they arrive via floatplane until they wave goodbye from the horse-drawn wagon carrying them back to the dock.

Luxury does not come cheap, but this is an all-inclusive package, for three, four and seven-day trips, including airfare, starting at about $4,000.

Enjoy respite from the summer heat and all worries over a la carte add-ons, with value-added package pricing that includes return floatplane fare from Vancouver, all gourmet meals, premium wine and alcohol, land and marine activities, equestrian adventures, river and ocean fishing, educational and interpretive programs, massage, and much more.

To make going wild as flight-connection-related stress-free as possible, book a Luxury Gone Wild Plus Vancouver package, in which spending a minimum of one pre or post connection night at the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia in the heart of beautiful downtown Vancouver, delivers valuable benefits including room upgrade (if available time of booking), complimentary breakfast, and much more.

To book any Go Wild Stay Cool or Luxury Gone Wild Plus Vancouver eco-safari adventure, and for further information, call toll-free 1.888.333.5405 or visit

About Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Located just 45-minutes by floatplane from beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, experience authentic luxury, bespoke adventure and restorative escape at a remote, turn-of-the-century-inspired outpost defined by great white canvas prospector tents and anticipatory attention to comfort, service, sustenance, and transformative fun. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a small, privately-owned and operated Relais & Chateaux class eco-safari-style resort Outpost, open seasonally to guests from all over the world. Classified as a true resort destination in that the resort owns and operates all of its own adventures and activities, and, working closely with the Ahousaht First Nation, provides unprecedented, sustainable access to the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve.

With just 25 guest tents and an over-full complement of staff, wilderness guides and food and beverage artisans, the resort promises clients respectfully intimate attention. Flanked by two dining tents, a games tent, activity and billiards tents, and a beautiful new glass waterfront lounge, the log Cookhouse is a hub of gentle activity all day long. A vast double-sided dry-stack fireplace is the heart of two signature outdoor lounges, where overstuffed couches and deliciously deep arm chairs are at the centre of countless new friendships and post-activity tales of adventure.

The Healing Grounds Spa promises sanctuary, yoga, wellness, and restorative treatments for body and soul – both at the waterfront spa grounds, and remotely, in perfect, quiet isolation. Cuisine is fine, storied and comforting – rooted in sustainable, locally grown, foraged and harvested ingredients. A traditional slow-oven and period-inspired gastro-adventures complement a celebrated contemporary coastal menu of seasonal dishes, prepared and presented by a team of highly-skilled, critically-acclaimed chefs.

Adventure unfolds in tandem with the rainforest, tides, seasons, and the call of the wild. An impressive menu of equestrian, marine, hiking, fishing, interpretive, and restorative activities is offered daily – each outing custom-built to suit age, skill-level and expectation. Whale, bear and sea lion watching aboard inflatable zodiacs, always delivers.

Both Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and the Environmental Legacy Program governing resort operations and adventures are owned by the Genovese Family Trust.