Our History & Philosophy
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
With a passion for sustainable development and a deep love for Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, founder Richard Genovese always dreamed of owning a little piece of wilderness and creating a place where people could unwind, unplug, reconnect with loved ones and immerse themselves in the wild. His vision was realized in 1995 when he purchased 160 acres in Quait Bay where he built a 16-room floating lodge, which opened for business in 1997. He added a tented wilderness outpost at the mouth of the Bedwell River, which grew into what is now known as Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. The 600-acre resort opened in 2000 as Canada’s premiere eco-safari resort destination, defined by unparalleled Relais & Châteaux service and a commitment to protecting the area’s delicate rainforest ecosystem.