Canada dude ranch Clayoquot Wilderness Resort makes the Top50 grade

BY Jody Dahl | Mon 30 Jan, 2012

Canada dude ranch Clayoquot Wilderness Resort was recently chosen as one of the world's Top50 Ranches, one of six British Columbia dude ranches to make it into Top50's discerning collection of luxury dude ranch vacations. Clayoquot’s breathtaking coastal location on Vancouver Island, its luxury tented safari camp and its diverse range of land and sea adventure activities are just some of the reasons this luxury Canada dude ranch stands out from the rest.

Horseback Riding at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is Top50’s only luxury tented safari camp, where guests can enjoy the magical, unique experience of sleeping under the stars in canvassed accommodations more luxurious than your average 5-star hotel. Whether you're looking for breathtaking horseback riding, luxury pampering, adventure - or all three, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort won't disappoint.

Horseback riding at this luxury Canada dude ranch is suitable for all ages and abilities, and guests are given opportunity to learn about all aspects of horse care from the experienced team of wranglers. Non-riders, novices and advanced riders alike will love Clayoquot’s personalized approach to their riding program, guaranteeing you get the most out of your horseback riding holiday. Whether you ride through the temperate rainforest, river valley or spectacular mountain trails, all rides are highly personalized and tailored to your specific requests.

For true adventure, Clayoquot’s wildlife safaris offer the opportunity of a lifetime - think spotting the likes of black bear, whales, sea lions, harbour seals and sea otters! Adding to the wilderness experience is Clayoquot's extensive range of adventure activities, including deep-sea fishing, whale watching, surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, sailing, climbing and archery. One thing's for sure, you won't get bored at this Canada dude ranch!

If you're looking for a more relaxing dude ranch vacation, head to the dude ranch's secluded beaches, hot springs or luxury tented spa. Indulge in a spot of yoga, a soak in the hot tub, massages, facials and many more spa treatments, for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Tented accommodations at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

And the luxury doesn’t stop there – dining at Clayoquot is a truly gourmet experience, Executive Chef Ryan Orr’s ‘modern natural’ cuisine winning critical acclaim. Fresh and whole-food oriented, Chef Ryan's exquisite meals are created using ingredients sourced from local suppliers and there are menu options to suit every dietary requirement – from vegan to fruitarian, and from low-carb to high-protein diets. Foodies can even enjoy foraging excursions and cookery classes with Chef Ryan himself - simply ask and Clayoquot will arrange.

With such attention to detail and bespoke, personalized service in all it does, it’s no wonder Clayoquot Wilderness Resort has made it into Top50’s discerning collection of luxury ranch vacations – this Canada dude ranch really does offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

For more information and to book, visit Clayoquot Wilderness Resort’s ranch profile at

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