Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, located in the fragile Clayoquot Sound Biosphere reserve near the seaside village of Tofino, British Columbia was founded in 1997 by Richard Genovese, John and Adele Caton. The idea was to gently hew an intimate resort out of the untamed landscape of Clayoquot Sound, with thoughtfulness and honour for the land, people and wildlife. Inspired by the 19th century great camps of the Adarondaks, the high-end tent camp is a place that celebrates the past when life was simple and nature was pristine.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is located in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Area, in one of the best intact examples of temperate rainforest left on Earth. The Resort is committed to exist in Clayoquot Sound in an entirely sensitive and environmentally sustainable manner. The Resort employs local men and women, and, through various education-based naturalist and recreational offerings, contributes to the enhancement and global understanding of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Area. All aspects of Resort operations are low-impact and updated as technology allows. Comprehensive recycling governs food and beverage service, organic gardens reduce commercial dependency, and high efficiency wood furnaces create domestic hot water and heat hot tubs. Toilets compost waste materials into organic matter, and all marine and land adventures are non-intrusive and conservancy-driven.