Sample 3-Night Itinerary

All 3-night packages include: luxury tented accommodation; all gourmet meals including snacks, featured wines, beer, and alcohol; guided activities, gear and instruction; one 60-minute relaxation massage per adult/youth; evening turndown service; and all in-room amenities, laundry service, horse-drawn wagon shuttle, and unlimited enjoyment of amenity tents and waterfront lounge.

Upon arrival, we will create a customized itinerary for your party, so you can enjoy your wilderness vacation exactly how you envisioned it. Certain adventures are dependent on the weather, tide and river levels, so crafting your agenda when you arrive will allow us to make the best recommendations given the current conditions. All activities are private and timing is flexible - this is a vacation after all! If you need a little more sleep one morning or need to adjust activity start times, we always do our very best to accommodate those changes, being mindful of current weather conditions. 

Arrival

Day 1

Afternoon: Arrival and Tour
Enjoy scenic views of the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island on the 45-minute floatplane ride from YVR South River Terminal. Deplane and climb into a horse-drawn wagon for a lively ride along the estuary to the Outpost. Upon arrival, enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres awaiting at the Cookhouse. After a brief orientation, including a wildlife 101 review, you’ll be given a private tour of the resort and escorted to your guest tent. Enjoy time to unpack, relax, go for a leisurely stroll, meet with our activities coordinators or take in a pre-dinner spa treatment if time allows. 

Evening: Dinner 
Dinner reservations can be made on arrival, then daily during your stay. Guests are encouraged to experience the Cookhouse dining room, the open kitchen bar, and the  dining tents during their stay. Each dining venue offers something unique and remarkable, and is designed to mirror its natural surroundings and showcase the chef’s contemporary coastal cuisine.

Late Evening: S'mores and Stargazing
Gather around the campfire for s’mores and laughs, meet fellow guests and watch a million stars come out in the ink black sky.

Bedtime: Sweet Dreams
Sleep comes easy in luxuriously cozy tented accommodations featuring ensuite bathrooms with heated floors, cast iron propane fueled “woodstoves” and billowy down duvets and linens.

Wild Side Full-Day Eco-Safari

Day 2

Early Morning: Yoga 
Shake off your travel day and ease into your stay with a gentle sunrise meditation or yoga class, offered in studio or outdoors on the scenic waterfront deck. 

Morning: Breakfast
Continental buffet is offered in the Cookhouse from 6:30am - 10am and includes a gorgeous selection of house-made breads, pastries, made-to-order smoothies, and seasonal specialties. A la carte service is offered in the Cookhouse and dining tents from 7am - 10am.

Daytime:  Wild Side Eco-Safari Adventure 
All-day adventure awaits on our most popular excursion: the Wild Side Tour. Get geared up (we’ll outfit you with outerwear to keep you safe and try) then aboard a Zodiac — a hard-bottom, inflatable marine vessel. From there, you’ll head out into the Sound to spot black bears, whales, visit the ancestral village of Ahousaht on Flores Island, and the spectacular beaches in Clayoquot Sound. Enjoy a gentle hike along the Wild Side First Nations Interpretive Trail. A gourmet, packed lunch is provided and enjoyed on the beach of Flores Island.  

Late Afternoon: Restore 
Indulge in a blissful and relaxing spa treatment at the Healing Grounds Spa. Choose from a generous menu of popular and innovative massages and treatments, including Thai, Amma and hot stone massage, energy work, toning facial and body treatments, and nail care.

Evening: Dinner 
Enjoy a special private dinner in our family or bistro dining tent. Menu favourites include the “hokkaido” U-10 Queen Charlotte scallops,octopus, Cape Scott black cod, and blue goose beef.

Late Evening: Night Cap
Enjoy a tasty after-dinner cocktail in the Ivanhoe Glass Lounge or get cozy outside by the fire and watch a million stars emerge in the ink black skies. 

Paddling & Hiking

Day 3

Early Morning: Yoga 
Begin your day with a gentle sunrise meditation or yoga class, offered in studio or outdoors on the scenic waterfront deck. 

Morning: Breakfast
Continental buffet is offered in the Cookhouse from 6:30am - 10am and includes a gorgeous selection of house-made breads, pastries, made-to-order smoothies, and seasonal specialties. A la carte service is offered in the Cookhouse and dining tents from 7am - 10am.

Morning Activity: Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking or Canoeing
Explore Bedwell Sound and the ever-changing estuary via stand-up paddle board, kayak or canoe. Keep an eye out for bears, eagles, herons, king fishers, otters and martens.

Noon: Lunch
Lunch is served in the Cookhouse Restaurant. Enjoy delectable dishes like Ocean Wise spicy spot prawn tacos, fresh burrata and beets salad, or butter chicken roti.  Chef’s famous phad thai will leave you yearning to order it every day of your stay but you’d be remiss not to give in to the classic Fish & Chips or the Organic Burger with all your favourite toppings.

Afternoon Activity: Penny Falls Hike 
Enjoy a hike to the magnificent Penny Falls in the Cotter Mountain Range. The resort’s most popular hike offers a challenging climb and refreshing dip at the top for those willing to take the plunge.

Late Afternoon: Restore 
Enjoy time to indulge in a spa treatment, or perhaps take a nap, read, or enjoy a game of cards or billiards in the resort’s lounge tents. The Ivanhoe Glass Lounge is open for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 

Evening: Dinner 
Experience dinner at the Chef's Counter, an exciting and intimate chance to interact with the culinary team as you enjoy a delectable meal. 

Late Evening: S'mores and Stargazing 
Option to gather around the campfire for s’mores and laughs and watch a million stars come out in the ink black sky. The outdoor cedar hot tubs, cold plunge tub and wood-fired saunas are also available at the Healing Ground Spa for guests to relax, unwind and unplug. Spa services can be booked until 8:00pm.

Half-Day Activity & Departure

Day 4

Early Morning: Yoga or Trail Run
Begin your day with a gentle sunrise meditation or yoga class or invigorating trail run along the Bedwell River. 

Morning: Breakfast
Continental buffet is offered in the Cookhouse from 6:30am - 10am and includes a gorgeous selection of house-made breads, pastries, made-to-order smoothies, and seasonal specialties. A la carte service is offered in the Cookhouse and dining tents from 7am - 10am.

Morning Activity: Horseback Ride or Paintball Challenge 
Choose one final activity to enjoy before your departure. Perhaps a horseback ride in the lush rainforest or a fun group paintball game. It's a resort tradition on departure days for our guides to join in on the paintball fun! 

Noon: Lunch
A farewell lunch is served in the Cookhouse Restaurant.

Early Afternoon: Luggage Pick Up 

Late Afternoon: Departure
Your horse-drawn wagon awaits to transport you to the dock for your floatplane flight back to Vancouver or boat trip back to Tofino.  Seair Seaplane departures begin from the resort dock at approximately 4:30pm.