Trying to figure out how to pitch up a tent, sleeping on the ground, braving the elements, not showering for days, defecating in bushes – not everyone’s cut out for camping. Glamping? It’ll cost you a little more but it’s a much more clean, stylish, and comfortable alternative. Who said we couldn’t enjoy Mother Nature in luxury? These places are doing it right, dahhhhling.
Location: Langley, BC
What happens when you cross a cabin and a tent? You get an oTENTik! Get cozy and comfortable in historic Fort Langley without having to leave civilization in your own water-resistant and heated glamping-approved tent. Fits you and up to 6 of your friends and comes equipped with pretty much almost everything you’d find in your own home including chairs and tables, cooking supplies and utensils, mini-fridge, and ELECTRICITY! Just bring food and your own sleeping bag, blankets, and pillows.
6 Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Location: Halfmoon Bay, BC
Hop on the ferry over to the Sunshine Coast where luxury camping takes on a whole new meaning at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort. Tucked away overlooking Secret Cove in Halfmoon Bay, Rockwater offers Tenthouse Suite accommodations that will be the envy of all of your Instagram friends. Selling points: hydro-therapy tub, fireplace, private veranda with a never-ending view of the Pacific Ocean, and best of all – a king-sized bed.
5 Riverside Resort
Location: Whistler, BC
Glamping isn’t just limited to the summer. Glamp all year-round at Riverside Resort in Whistler and spend the night nestled away in a yurt (a round, portable tent used by nomads in parts of Central Asia) surrounded by nothing but beautiful wilderness and stunning vistas. These yurts are far from basic, and feature bunk beds with bedding, dining tables and chairs, heating and electricity and our favourite part – a skylight peak so you can gaze at the stars all night long. Bathrooms and showers – WITH HOT WATER – are located nearby.
4 Woods on Pender
Location: Pender Island, BC
We stumbled upon this gem while doing some research online and we’re so glad that we did. Glamp it up with your pick of of an airstream, shasta airflyte, or rustic cabin and lodge at Pender situated on 7.3 acres of wood on Pender Island. Enjoy a cocktail in the hot tub or by your private fire pit or at Coffee + Kitchen, the onsite restaurant! Nature made awesome.
3 Tin Poppy
Location: Salmon Arm, BC
Tin Poppy is poppin’! This adorable,solar-powered vacay rental is where you go to “disconnect” and “reconnect” with the outside world – the world beyond our screens and cellphones. Located between Shushwap and the North Okangan, this vintage, 32 -foot luxury trailer is available for rent all season.
2 Pampered Wilderness
Experience camping like never before and get spoiled in the elements at Pampered Wildnerness, inside Millersylvania State Park just a short trip across the border. Equipped with all the essentials and then some, including a king-sized bed with a memory foam mattress, a vintage fireplace and vanity, and a coffeemaker, it’s difficult to remember that you’re spending the night in a tent in the woods. Choose from a rustic, safari, chic, modern, or country suite.
1 Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is without a doubt the most luxurious and exclusive #glamping spot in BC. Relax under massive white prospector-style tents at this five-star wilderness resort in one of the most breath-taking and remote areas on the island. Inside your tent, find a king bed, a full-sized day bed, and a stunning, full-sized luxury ensuite bathroom equipped with heated floors, double shower-heads, both an indoor and outdoor shower, antique furnishings, and endless candles. Packages are all inclusive and begin at 3 nights and include gourmet meals and alcoholic drinks, private seaplane transfers from YVR to the resort or boat and horse-drawn carriage transportation. It’ll cost you a pretty penny (beginning at $4,750) but if you’re lucky enough to afford this resort, guaranteed it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.
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