Every Last Detail

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

The resort is located in the rugged Pacific Northwest, so please pack comfortable, functional clothing and come prepared for the chance of rain. Attire is wilderness casual and laid back. There is no formal dress code for the Cookhouse Restaurant. Jeans are permitted.  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.

  • Camera, batteries, chargers
  • Reusable water bottle (we have stainless steel bottles available if you don't have one). 
  • Sunglasses, Croakies, Hats
  • 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 for horseback riding
  • Moisture-wicking sports shirts – long and short sleeve

If you would like to pre-order Arc’teryx base layer, fleece,mid layer,  Gore-Tex jackets or other products custom-made for rainforest adventure, please call the resort in advance of your visit, and we will arrange for the colour and size of your choosing to be waiting for you upon arrival.

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 under the carving tent.

Wild Retreat Gift Shop

Our Wild Retreat gift shop carries a nice selection of outerwear, fleece, base layers, and accessory items from celebrated Canadian outerwear designer Arc’teryx, plus keepsake items like water bottles and hot water bottles, t-shirts and hoodies, hiking socks, backpacks, Zonda Nellis’ cashmere scarves, children books, teddy (black) bears, all-natural skincare, and jewelry. And because it’s a long swim to the Tofino Co-op, a self-serve mini bar of complimentary toiletries and personal items is open during shop hours – just in case you forgot something. Any outerwear purchases you make at the resort, that may take you over our floatplane baggage limit, or any airline limit, can be shipped to you at home, without any trouble at all.