Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge Ready For Summer

 

Baillie Lodges’ Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, nestled in the remote wilderness of Canada’s Vancouver Island, is officially reopened for the 2024 season.

New in 2024, the luxury eco-safari lodge – accessible only by seaplane or boat – will welcome its 2024 guests with a refined farm-to-table menu from the newly appointed executive chef Ben Godin, alongside refurbishments to the on-property restaurant, The Cookhouse, as well as additional sustainable initiatives.

For his debut season, chef Godin will use his fresh approach to create a sensational menu featuring local produce. Drawing inspiration from the awe-inspiring wilderness of Vancouver Island, he delivers a heartfelt interpretation of the sights, scents, and tastes of the region to each guest’s table. A keen forager, chef Godin brings some of the region’s rarely sampled, hyper-local ingredients to the menu comprised of Foie Gras, Hakurei Turnip, Spruce Tip, Wombok, Fire Morel Mushrooms and more, offering guests a real taste of the surrounding wild and pristine nature.

To further enhance the lodge’s ESG programming, a new game-changing twist on sustainability has arrived at Clayoquot this season. In partnership with Hakai Energy Solutions, the team has outfitted the entire property to introduce seamless solar energy to power by installing a state-of-the-art solar and battery microgrid system at the remote lodge. The technology will reduce the lodge’s diesel fuel consumption by around 80 per cent each year, while the annual equivalent carbon offset is some 480,000 kilograms. In addition, the property is excited to offer e-bikes at the property, available for guests to utilize during their stay.

The lodge’s restaurant, the Cookhouse, has been redesigned with a stylish new look and feel. The soft renovations feature new furniture, fixtures, and artwork sourced from a local Tofino art gallery, House of Himwitsa, that pays homage to Clayoquot’s ties with the local First Nations community.

“Every summer we look forward to reopening our doors for discerning travelers, adventure seekers, and wellness fanatics,” said general manager Sarah Cruse. “Clayoquot enables guests to experience exclusive luxury while enjoying natural, pristine surroundings. We are elated to welcome guests back for another memorable season.”

 

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