Dine

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 contemporary style cuisine with influence from the surrounding wilderness, 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.

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Breakfast

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 menu include buttermilk pancakes by the stack served with local maple syrup and eggs or a foraged forest mushroom and jack cheese omelette.

 

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Lunch

A season-led, daily changing lunch menu features Pacific Northwest 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. Highlights include freshly caught fish ceviche and the Bedwell Burger with organic Blue Goose beef.

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Dinner

A celebration every evening, the three-course dinner menu features the very best of the region’s produce and a generous range of choices. 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.

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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, roof bar 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 Asher Blackford leads the talented culinary team at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge. Drawing inspiration from the awe-inspiring wilderness of Vancouver Island, Asher delivers a clever interpretation of the sights, scents, tastes and emotions of the region to the plate. “Earthy, witty and wise” is how Chef Asher describes his culinary style, with an emphasis on local, sustainable ingredients and the producers and stories behind them.

Hailing from Australia, Asher has owned restaurants in Brisbane and Melbourne, previously served as Executive Chef at Baillie Lodges award-winning flagship Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island and was also the Executive Chef at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – a fellow Luxury Lodges of Australia member. Collectively, Asher has honed his culinary philosophy of delivering a “sense of place” via carefully curated menus sourced from the finest regional, seasonal ingredients.

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Destination

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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Experience

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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Lodge

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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