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What to bring, what to expect, and what to leave behind.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is located in the rugged and remote Pacific Northwest, so please pack comfortable, functional clothing and come prepared for the chance of rain. Attire is wilderness casual and laid back.  Average daily temperatures range from 18-10C (68-72F) with overnight lows between 10-15C (52-62F). All tents are heated by gas woodstoves, and the hearth fires are always burning.

Dining Attire: There is no formal dress code for the Cookhouse Restaurant. You are welcome to dress as casually as jeans and a t-shirt or dress it up as much as you like! 

Packing List:  (PDF Version

  • Camera, batteries, chargers
  • Reusable water bottle (we have stainless steel bottles available if you don't have one). 
  • Sunglasses, hats, croakies 
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Medications, Ibuprofen and allergy relief
  • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots
  • Running shoes, sandals  (optional)
  • Bathing suit for hot tubs, saunas and Penny Falls swimming
  • Athletic and/or yoga wear (optional)
  • Base layer top and bottom – the lightweight sort for skiing is perfect
  • Warm fleece layers (eg: vest, sweater, jacket)
  • Gore-Tex or other rain and windproof jacket
  • Trekking/outdoor pants and shorts
  • Jeans or long pants for horseback riding
  • Moisture-wicking sports shirts – long and short sleeve

We've Got You Covered.

Feel free to leave the riding boots and fishing gear at home. Pack lightweight, moisture-wicking layers than go on and off easily at the whim of the rainforest. Bring your camera, an open mind, a sense of adventure, and unbridled enthusiasm. Leave behind your worries. The gear room provides rain pants and jackets, rain boots, umbrellas, hats, gloves, floater suits for whale watching and ocean fishing, life jackets, wetsuits for surfing and stand up paddle boarding, fishing gear and waders in all sizes for all ages – tiny to extra, extra large. The tack room in the lower barn provides excellent quality riding boots and helmets for men and women and all ages. Mountain bikes and helmets in all sizes can be found in the bike shed.

Wild Retreat Gift Shop

Our Wild Retreat gift shop carries a great selection of CWR logo wear, as well as outerwear, fleece, base layers, and accessory items from celebrated Canadian outerwear designer Arc’teryx. Keepsake items like ceramic mugs, teddy bears, children’s books, local jewelry, and skin care products are also available. Any purchases you make at the resort, that may take you over our floatplane baggage limit, can be shipped to you at home, without any trouble at all.