West Coast Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island’s celebrated luxury outpost Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge skirts the banks of its namesake ocean inlet, Clayoquot Sound, and offers an escape to the still, tranquil beauty of Canada’s remote wilderness. Set among magnificent conifer forests, the lodge offers guests an unforgettable experience of the landscape and its wildlife. Twenty-five canvas tents designed with contemporary interiors complement period and local artisan-designed pieces to offer a decadent retreat.
Guests have direct access to 600-acres of gloriously wild nature reserve where opportunities for adventure, education, natural enrichment and personal connection abound. Experiences span equestrian, marine-based, land-based, helicopter and fishing adventures.
Drawing inspiration from Vancouver Island’s wild beauty, Executive Chef Asher Blackford translates the landscape to the plate through the sights, scents and tastes of the region and uses premium sustainable, locally grown and foraged ingredients to deliver a 5-star taste of the destination.
Adventure-filled days are bolstered by the freedom to unwind at the spa, where physical and spiritual sanctuary are found in restorative treatments for body and soul. Featuring a waterfront massage tent, saunas and cedar hot tubs for relaxing and drinking in the view.
Fresh Start is a true healing place for people who are looking for natural health solutions and would like to seriously improve their physical health, emotional wellness and re-pattern unhealthy habits. And also it is for those who are healthy yet would like to take their wellbeing to the next level and desire to rejuvenate, detoxify their body and need assistance in achieving effective yet doable long-term healthy lifestyle change.
We are unique and virtually the only natural health retreat in Canada that specializes in advanced, comprehensive, professionally guided, safe and individualized 7-28-day healing retreats for individuals with mild to moderate health conditions. We have hosted over 145 retreats serving close to 1,500 clients since 2005.
Guests have come here to quit smoking, lose weight, shake off depression, start healing GI from IBS, colitis, severe constipation or bloating; deal with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or various types of arthritis; those going through post-divorce recovery, loss of the loved ones, trauma, and dealing with various other health and life challenges. We have been working with each guest individually on assisting them with reaching their unique health goals, and over the years have developed effective and safe programs, including Professional Assessments and Guidance, carefully developed Individualized Healing Path™, consisting of One-on-One Treatments with experienced natural health specialists and body workers, as well as Custom Healing Protocols™ formulas to help you heal at a deeper level.
In addition to individual work on your health, every day you’ll be learning how to sustain the results when back home through informative health lectures, food-preparation classes, workshops and videos, as well as establishing new self-care routines through participating in guided meditations, yoga, fitness classes and, of course, nature walks and excursions in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The retreat is located on the gorgeous ocean side with bald eagles, mountains, deer and nearby Oyster River…
Looking for help? Do take the time to learn how you or your loved ones can benefit from immersing yourself into a True Healing Place. Watch how others took the time to gradually heal, learn new habits, and regain vibrancy. If you are looking to transform your health and lifestyle, please visit Fresh Start website to learn more.