Bedwell waterways by single or double kayak or
canoe, but don't be surprised if a curious seal or
otter plays along. The intertidal environment of the
estuary setting changes by the moment, attracting
all manner of wild things, marine creatures and
high tide, a large backwater north of the Outpost
fills with a brackish fresh and salt water mix that
supports a unique marsh-like eco-system.
mini marine park, complete with reverse-rapids and
riverlets is one of the best areas to view blue
herons, birds of prey and black bear feeding in the
there is always the river, with its gentle push of
clear glacier water - to explore in part or great
detail. River kayaks pull easily up on sandbars when
it is time for lunch or a snack.
of all ages and inclinations find paradise in the
miles of trails in and around the Outpost.
of cedar boardwalk, trails through ancient forest
cathedrals and lush fern gardens, lead to a
horse-drawn wagon path and onto acres of river
valley meadow complete with pond and newly-enhanced
salmon spawning channels.
the channels back into the forest and out again to
Bedwell River, then hike or kayak back down-river to
history on a hike up along the Bedwell River bed -
the same path that early explorers took en-route to
discovering gold. Still, guests can pan for gold ore
in the river's sandy shallows.
biking Outpost property is both as close to and far
away from conventional mountain biking as one can
slow-paced level ride down sun-dappled Alder Alley,
across wooden bridges and through bucolic meadows is
a must-do activity for anyone who has ever ridden a
bicycle. The faint click of the spokes,
super-oxygenated air, and breath-takingly beautiful
scenery, alone, are worth the trip.
the adventurous, bike trails of challenge, complete
with requisite roots, boulders and inclines, lie
ready in wait.
and helmets for all ages are provided.
fishing in and around the Outpost is a Hemingway-esque
experience to say the least; wading hip-deep in cool
glacier waters, surrounded by whispering pine,
towering, snow-peaked mountains, and untamed wild
if the sensory experience is more important than the
result (ie: small fry are OK), then unguided fishing
is prescribed. But if poundage is preferred, best
visit the Guided
Fishing pages to learn
more about half-day salt and fresh water fishing
people love to fish of the dock and can easily while
away an afternoon - or two. The bridge is a favorite
spot to sit and jig - within sight of the
cookhouse, but far enough away to inspire freedom.
best way to understand the scope of wildlife viewing
opportunities available at the Outpost is to visit
all of the Wilderness Activities pages - both guided
Outpost is located in one of the most densely
wildlife-populated natural environments in the
world, where species of plants and animals unique to
the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere, present Outpost
guests and visiting researchers an opportunity to
observe the web of life - in balance.
need not venture far to experience the Biosphere's
virtual zoo. The resorts' $3 million, five-year
Environmental Legacy Program operates year-round,
and during Outpost season, everyone chips in to