Land Activities

Biking, Hiking & More on Vancouver Island

Over one million acres of Clayoquot Sound Biosphere and our 600 acres of Outpost paradise provide more land-based adventure than you could imagine. All of these guided activities, plus more, are included in all three-, four-, and seven-night packages.

Archery

Archery is enjoying a renaissance of sorts as a fun, skill-building activity. Time spent at the range varies from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on objective and group size. Excellent instruction results in measurable results. The four-stall archery range is set up in the meadow up the valley behind the resort, and can accommodate from one to 15 guests. Minimum age determined by instructor.

Hiking

Hiking and nature walking are the best ways to begin your resort vacation. Hikes range from one hour to a full-day outing complete with gourmet picnic lunch. Paths of cedar boardwalk, trails through ancient forest cathedrals, and lush fern gardens showcase old-growth, new growth, and re-forested landscapes as well as abundant wildlife.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain biking at the Outpost is both as close to and far away from conventional mountain biking as one can get. The slow-paced level ride down sun-dappled Alder Alley, across wooden bridges and through bucolic meadows, is a must-do activity for anyone who has ever ridden a bicycle. The faint clicks of the spokes, super-oxygenated air, and breathtakingly beautiful scenery alone, are worth the trip.

Paintball

Guests versus guides paintball is a resort tradition, organized on check-out days for up to 30 people. A paintball course located near the upper barn provides a challenging mix of cover and wide-open spaces in which to paint or be painted. Non-check-out day games may be organized on request, in advance.

Rappelling

Our beautiful 250-year-old Sitka spruce tree is home to a forest canopy viewing platform, built for the resort by the Greenheart Conservation Company of Vancouver. Resort guests reach the top via pulley by trained guides, or, if strong enough, can synch their own way up. A bird’s eye view into the rainforest canopy and out over the estuary is the top prize, before rappelling back down to earth. Don’t forget your camera.

Rock Climbing

The climbing wall, integrated into an expansive natural rockface lining one side of a high-wall cove overlooking Bedwell Sound, provides spectacular views, natural vegetation, and an authentic outdoor climbing experience. Five routes, designed for beginner to advanced climbers, promise something for everyone, regardless of experience or risk tolerance.

Wilderness Survival Skills Workshops

Ever wonder if you could survive a night in the wilderness? Learn practical outdoors skills from our expert guides including: basic navigation, how to start a fire and build emergency shelters, wild food foraging and safe water drinking, basic knot instruction and more.