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This is Glamping

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

This past weekend I was extremely fortunate to be a guest at the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island. An amazing "glamping" style outdoor retreat, this weekend was even more spectacular due to the star power that came out in support of a Canadian charity.

Power To Be provides adventure based programs for youth and families in need. Working with Clayoquot Resort, they brought together a truly star-studded cast of Canadian chefs, vintners and musical icons.  To say it was a weekend of a lifetime is no understatement.  I will let the pictures tell the story.  

DAY ONE

IMG_1535Transport from Vancouver’s South Terminal, Sea Air Planes

IMG_1592The View 

IMG_1588The Grounds  

IMG_1543The tents, some complete with bathrooms 

IMG_1554The Cowboys and Cowgirls

IMG_1558Horseback Riding

IMG_1574The Cookhouse 

IMG_1575Dinner by Chef David Hawksworth of Hawskworth Restaurant with wine pairings by Painted Rock

IMG_1541Staying Warm by the Fire (one of many dogs on the property) 

photo 2Evening’s entertainment – Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Annie Lindsay, fiddler extraordinaire and Devon Cuddy (not pictured) 

DAY TWO

photoGetting Ready for Whale Watching

IMG_1507 Bundled up on the Zodiak

IMG_1513A walk on the Wild Side, Flores Island

IMG_1534 An eagle picking up dinner

IMG_1520Back at Camp

IMG_1531 Dinner by Chef Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s, wine pairings by Foxtrot

IMG_1522The evening’s entertainment – Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies

IMG_1523Ed was later joined on stage by Jim Cuddy

bbc_imageSeriously star struck

DAY THREE

IMG_1577Hiking to Penny Falls 

IMG_1587Channeling Annie Oakley at the Shooting Range 

IMG_1593Getting ready to say Goodbye

IMG_1598A final look at the camp below

If you ever have the chance to pay Clayoquot Resort a visit, do not hesitate. It’s a special place with unparalleled service that celebrates the beauty that is British Columbia. 

 

 

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  • Tim Edwards

    Hi Kristina, that place looks amazing. Glad you had a great trip. I thought I seen pictures of that place and then I remembered that Anna went there a few years ago. So it must be a great place to visit, maybe someday I’ll be able to go there two.