Luxury Glamping Adventure, British Columbia (7 days)

Adventure Summary:

This luxury family glamping trip combines Siwash Lake Ranch in the Cariboo with Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Both lodges offer families an amazing luxury glamping experience as well as unique activities for all ages. This adventure showcases the rich diversity of British Columbia and is also excellent for Canadian wildlife viewing. The itinerary begins and ends in Vancouver and includes a trip to Whistler by Rocky Moutaineer. Transfers by floatplane between the resorts and Vancouver are included.  

Key Information:

Type of Adventure:
Multi

Family Suitability:
For Everyone

Starting Age:
All Ages

Duration:
7 days / 8 nights

Trip Details

Trip Description
The horse demurely lowers its head; the equine nod of consent, a gesture of grace. Beaming, your daughter springs into the saddle. Within a few days she has learned the language of these gentle giants, just like the rest of your family. This natural bond between man and animal is magnetic, and newfound confidence ensues. It’s time to ride… adventure beckons, complete with a saddlebag picnic and dip in a meandering river. Astride your trusty mounts, you’ll track bears, spot eagles soaring overhead, and lope though meadows strewn with wildflowers. The busy city life is far, far away. Blissfully content, re-connected, you and your loved ones unwind within nature’s calm embrace. This is a wonderful, guided learning journey for the young and the young at heart. Combining rugged Cariboo landscapes with soulful, rainforest scenes, Siwash and Clayoquot expertly balance peace and relaxation with world-class family adventures. Highlights

  • Glamp in style in posh canvas tents at both properties
  • Explore the stunning landscapes of the Cariboo
  • Soak up the natural coastal beauty of Clayoquot
  • Enjoy a range of authentic activities suitable for all ages and abilities
  • View diverse Canadian wildlife throughout the journey
  • Enjoy time spent in Whistler, Canada's mountain playground
  • Sample the Rocky Mountaineer train along the stunning Sea to Sky highway
  • Begin and end your adventure in Vancouver

Where is it?
This luxury glamping adventure starts in Vancouver and combines Swish Lake Ranch which is in British Columbia's Cariboo & Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in the heart if a UNESCO Biosphere reserve on Vancouver Island.

Departure Dates:
June, July & August

Accommodation Types:
Days 1, 2, 3 & 4: Siwash Lake Ranch Frontier style accommodations in bucolic Cariboo country create a family adventure nothing short of serendipitous. This intimate setting can host a maximum of 28 guests. Choose between a canvas cabin, a luxurious barn loft or a ranch house suite. 80,000 acres of untamed wilderness await your exploration; Allyson and Roy ensure that your experience is nothing short of perfect. Dining at the ranch is an integral part of the experience-a delectable fusion of international dishes, plated with Siwash flare. Days 5, 6 & 7: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort The resort offers 20 luxury tents, located in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. Propane- fired replicas of wood stoves, antique dressers, opulent rugs, oil lamps and bamboo sheets adorn each tent. John and Adele have created the ultimate eco-playground, enchanting all who set foot within its boundaries. Chef Orr will ensure the cuisine rivals that of Michelin tables!

What's Included?

  • 7 nights accommodation ( 4 at Siwash & 3 at Clayoquot)
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • All excursions and activities
  • All transfers between the resorts and Vancouver.

Itinerary
Highlights

  • Glamp in style in posh canvas tents at both properties
  • Explore the stunning landscapes of the Cariboo
  • Soak up the natural coastal beauty of Clayoquot
  • Enjoy a range of authentic activities suitable for all ages and abilities
  • View diverse Canadian wildlife throughout the journey
  • Enjoy time spent in Whistler, Canada's mountain playground
  • Sample the Rocky Mountaineer train along the stunning Sea to Sky highway
  • Begin and end your adventure in Vancouver
DAY 1 Trains, Planes & Whistler Exploration Boarding in the early Vancouver morning, you begin the three-hour rail trip in the gentle, chugging sway of the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. Sunrise displays the striking beauty out your carriage window: the ‘Sea to Sky’ route and the Cheakamus Canyon. Upon your mid-day arrival in Whistler, a local host will show you the sights and offer options for the afternoon. Whether it’s a valley hike or cycle, a panoramic gondola ride up the mountain, or a relaxing lunch in the quaint village, Whistler will charm you. In the late afternoon, you will be ushered to the float plane dock. Board a scenic flight venturing into the Cariboo: Siwash Lake Ranch awaits. DAYS 2, 3 & 4 Siwash Family Adventures Consulting with Allyson and her team, you’ll decide which activities best suit your family. In addition to horse riding, enjoy hiking or mountain biking on the trails surrounding the ranch. For the water lovers, there is kayaking and paddle boarding on Siwash Lake. Try your hand at another skill: archery, shooting, or fly-fishing. The Siwash wilderness survival course also receives excellent guest reviews; this is a wonderful (and educational) half-day activity, perfect for families. For a quiet afternoon with the kids, settle into fun-filled crafts. At mealtimes, all will delight in the mouth-watering ranch-raised organic, locally harvested cuisine. The kids can join the chef in a herbal “treasure hunt” foraging for local ingredients. Evenings are a time for simple enjoyments: the crackle of the campfire, a family-friendly game of ‘Texas Hold’em’ poker, or curling up with a good book. Practice being in the moment at Siwash, as every day creates memories to last a lifetime. DAYS 5, 6 & 7 More Family Fun in the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Bid farewell to the subtle charms of the Cariboo from your floatplane view. Your next destination: the temperate rainforest of the coast. John and Adele extend the warmest of welcomes while introducing you to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. The ultimate destination for eco-tourism, this luxury-tented camp is the perfect base for family adventure. At Clayoquot, you will be able to choose your family’s activities ‘a la carte’: whale watching excursions, kayaking, hiking, horse riding, fishing, archery, shooting… even zip lining and rock climbing! All activities offer expert guidance and instruction. Finish off your days with a rejuvenating spa treatment or a soak in the hot tub. Family meals are enjoyed in the in the authentic cookhouse, where locally sourced cuisine completes this extraordinary seaside experience. DAY 8 Vancouver Bound Peruse the wild scenery before boarding your floatplane back to Vancouver. Look back over your shoulder, knowing that this journey has forever changed your family. You’ve all been touched by the quiet magic of this land; soon you’ll be longing to return.

Stuff for Kids
Both Clayoquot and Siwash are very family-friendly and welcome children.

How to Book

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