Are you planning a trip to the great outdoors on Vancouver Island this summer? If so, you’re in luck. I’ve prepared a list of the best Vancouver Island glamping spots for you.
Vancouver Island is a haven for outdoor adventurers. It has so many amazing places to experience, from coast and stunning sandy beaches to inland wilderness and rainforest.
Whether you want to go hiking, biking, diving or paddleboarding, there is something for everyone.
There’s no better place to experience the great outdoors of Vancouver Island than nestled in nature in a unique dome, treehouse or safari tent. So take your pick below and make your Vancouver Island glamping trip a reality!
Top 5 Vancouver Island Glamping Spots
Here are my top choices for the best Vancouver Island glamping. Pick yours!
1. Free Spirit Spheres, Qualicum Beach
Free Spirit Spheres is one of the top glamping spots on Vancouver Island. Located along the east coast of Vancouver Island between Nanaimo and Courtenay this amazing spot offers stays in three private spheres suspended in the trees.
Not only Free Spirit Spheres offer this unique type of accommodation, but they are also manufacturers of spherical treehouses. So if you need one built, Free Spirit Spheres are a place to contact.
Onsite they currently have three spherical treehouses for rent. Each one is styled and built differently.
Melody Sphere is spacious and comes with walnut interior and open living concept with 5 windows, including a sky light, a murphy bed, a small sink, cupboards with dishes, purified water, electricity and lighting.
Eryn comes with a cosy double bed, heating, a small sink and small refrigerator, counter space, a settee, cupboards with dishes, filtered water and a quality speaker system.
Luna features two windows, electrical heating, filtered water, cupboards with basic dishes, a quality speaker system and an electric composting toilet outhouse at the base of the sphere.
All three spheres sleep 2 and are perfect for overnight stays but also for staycation holidays.
Guest review: “Amazing place to chill out and get close to nature in a peaceful very unique setting. Facilities are excellent and the whole stopover was an experience not to be forgotten. Very friendly and helpful staff. 100% recommended.”
2. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Located in untouched wilderness of Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers unforgettable experience for all the outdoor lovers looking to get away from everyday and immerse into wilderness filled with adventure.
The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers accommodation in 25 canvas tents, located along the banks of Clayoquot Sound and among the valley’s forest.
You can choose between 5 types of glamping tents. Rainforest Deluxe and Rainforest Ensuite sleep up to 4 people and come with king size bed and sofa bed, bathroom, cast iron heated stove, and verandah overlooking rainforest.
Waterfront Deluxe and Waterfront Ensuite offer the same comfort, but are located on the banks of the Clayoquot Sound and offer stunning views of the ocean and Bedwell River.
Hillside Family is a spacious tent made out of 2 adjoining tents that sleeps up to 8 people. It is located on the hillside of the rainforest overlooking the ocean and features two bedrooms and two bathrooms with heated floors, a private outdoor shower and a deep bathtub.
While you’re there you can have a relaxing spa day, attend yoga classes or spend the day hiking and enjoying beautiful surroundings.
Guest review: “The most amazing place – truly remote and peaceful but with the most luxurious surroundings and gourmet food – amazing guides and staff encouraging you to do as little or as much as you desire/ the spa alone was worth the trip – heaven on earth.”
3. Fossil Beach Farm, Hornby Island
Fossil Beach Farm offers a unique glamping experience in fully furnished glamping tents located on the waterfront. A short walk from the tents you will find a picnic area and a tasting room where you can taste ciders made on this farm. And the beach is just close by.
The tents are nestled between the trees on the high bank of Fossil Beach. Their cider house has private showers and washrooms and a cookhouse is a place for sharing meals.
Guest review: “Great start-up camping place. Amazing tranquility overlooking the ocean with great sunsets. Lots of beach to explore and paddle boarding the warm waters off the coast is excellent. New nice washrooms, BBQ for common use, and nice staff. Looking forward to future years staying there and the changes they are making.”
4. Wildpod, Tofino
Located on waterfront Wildpod offers glamping in 6 geodesic domes. All domes are nicely decorated and located on the waterfront overlooking the harbour.
The domes are adults only and feature queen size bed, ensuite bathroom, a kitchenette, propane fireplace, a panoramic window with an exclusive ocean view
The site is located on the territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region known for its biodiversity and environment. While staying there you will enjoy views of Clayoquot Sound and Opitsat, the 5,000 year old village.
The site boasts amazing sunsets, wildlife, and the beautiful harbour. Nearby you will find bars, restaurants, shops, bike rentals, boat and eco tours, kayaking, and more.
Guest review: “One of the coolest experiences with arguably one of the best sunset spots in Tofino. You can literally watch the sunset from your bed or out on your own private little patio. Really romantic, decor on point, quiet and relaxing with other respectful patrons. A great experience and the owners are easy to talk to, super informative and make the stay really accommodating. Treat yourself, it’s worth it…. you’re worth it!”
5. So Damn Lucky Glamping
Another great oceanfront glamping spot on Vancouver Island is called So Damn Lucky Glamping. With a fantastic view, steps away from the beach, a fire pit, hammock hanging around, this spot offers unforgettable glamping getaway.
The accommodation is offered in 7 luxury safari tents, all individually styled and decorated. The tents sleep 2 and feature a queen bed, wood stove, and comfortable and a private porch with a seating area. The outdoor kitchen is stocked with barbecue, camp stove, picnic table and firepit. The showers and toilets are just steps away from the tents.
So Damn Lucky Glamping is located on Mussel Beach Wilderness Campground in Barkley Sound, close to Ucluelet, Pacific Rim Park and Tofino. So much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast visiting Vancouver Isle.
Guest review: “This year was the 2nd year in a row we’ve stayed here, and won’t be the last! The tents are roomy, the views cannot be beat and the hosts Danielle and Mark are absolutely wonderful. Everything you need has been thought of and supplied, and then some. It really is the perfect getaway.”
AM I MISSING ANY OF THE BEST VANCOUVER ISLAND GLAMPING SPOTS?
Have you been glamping on Vancouver Island and stayed in awesome accommodations I didn’t mention in my list? If so, let me know in the comments. I’d love to add them to my list.