Dining at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is both celebratory and considered, reflecting the natural surrounds of Vancouver Island’s wild west coast and using locally sourced, sustainable produce to offer a real taste of the destination. The lodge offers dining with a contemporary style cuisine influenced from British Columbia’s multi-cultural community and the Pacific Northwest’s thriving culinary scene. Ingredients on the daily changing menus are mostly sustainably produced, foraged or respectfully harvested and are sourced from Vancouver Island and the greater province of British Columbia.



Breakfast at Clayoquot is designed to be flexible – a light bite before heading out on a day’s adventures or a more leisurely affair with full a la carte selection. Highlights on the dining menu include buttermilk pancakes by the stack served with local maple syrup and eggs or a foraged forest mushroom and jack cheese omelette.




A season-led, daily changing lunch menu features bistro style cuisine. Lunch at Clayoquot is designed to fit in easily around an action-packed day of adventures or one spent lounging by the sound. Dining highlights include freshly caught fish ceviche and the Bedwell Burger with organic Blue Goose beef.



A celebration every evening, the dinner menu features the very best of the region’s produce. Seafood stars on the starters menu, with fresh caught scallops, octopus and prawns from local waters. Mains or entrees showcase a single star ingredient with sophisticated cooking techniques and complementary flavour bring out its best. Save room for dessert a crescendo in the dining experience.


Clayoquot Cellar

A generous selection of drinks is included in the tariff at Clayoquot and includes wines, local craft beers and ciders, small batch spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages. A cellar master’s selection is additional and features international wines and Champagnes.

1 Premium selection

Premium selection

Wines include familiar and new wines from the Pacific Northwest, as well as from wine-growing regions including the Napa Valley in California. The Pacific Northwest craft brewing movement brings a selection of bottle and draught beers to the bar, while spirits from more than twenty British Columbia distillers are used to handcraft cocktails with house made syrups, bitters and tonics.

2 The Ivanhoe

The Ivanhoe

Reaching eleven feet, floor-to-ceiling glass windows deliver mesmerising views of Clayoquot Sound, making The Ivanhoe the best place to enjoy a drink and watch the weather and wildlife in action. Upstairs, a rooftop lounge looks straight down to the bottom of the emerald green Bedwell River, while outside a firepit and cedar deck chairs invite lounging well into the evening.

3 Sunset drinks

Sunset drinks

As sunset signals the day’s end at Clayoquot and the colours on the sound begin to soften in golden pinks and dusky blues, guests enjoy a drink from the bar, served al fresco on the roof deck or by the warmth of the fire inside. It’s a time to reflect on the day and share stories of happy adventures.

Our Chef

Executive Chef Ben Godin has a globally seasoned palette having worked in some of the most popular and highly sought-after restaurants across Australia, Europe and Canada. Ben took the reins in the Clayoquot kitchen in 2024, bringing with him a personal approach to food and a fresh drive to create sensational cuisine using local produce. With Clayoquot’s dedication to using the region’s sustainably produced ingredients and to the producers and stories behind them, Ben is all about exploring the connection between produce, people and plate. Ben is an adventurer at heart, having just come from a cheffing role at Last Frontier Heliskiing at Kitimat, so the Vancouver Island wilderness playground is an ideal fit for him.

Ben has travelled the world in his trade and chef, including a stint at Bridgeroom in Sydney and stages at Noma in Denmark, Fariken in Sweden and at WD 50 in New York. Ben draws inspiration from the awe-inspiring wilderness of Vancouver Island to deliver a heartfelt interpretation of the sights, scents, tastes of the region to the table. A keen forager, Ben brings to the menu some of the region’s rarely sampled, hyper local ingredients offering guests a real taste of the wild and pristine nature of Vancouver Island. At Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, the produce-led, daily designed menu is an essential part of the guest experience and Ben is excited to be part of this big picture.

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Vancouver Island Seasons

The temperate rainforests that dominate the landscape and ecosystem at Clayoquot Sound also drive the weather systems. In summertime the conditions are warm and dry, ideal for marine sports and outdoor activities.

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Unforgettable encounters

Clayoquot Sound’s protected ecosystem comprising temperate rainforest, lakes, rivers and alpine peaks provides habitats for a vast array of species, many of which are endangered or rare.

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Our Luxury

Gloriously remote and set in one of Canada’s wildest and most astounding natural settings, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge offers guests an unforgettable experience of Vancouver Island, where the landscape and wildlife combine in an enchanting adventure.

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