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Unplug and Undress to Decompress in Tofino

Unplug and Undress to Decompress in Tofino

The Lagoon Float Camp is a glamping oasis—complete with a wood-fired sauna and dreamy canvas tent—moored just outside the town of Tofino in a secluded corner up the inlet.

Sheltered from wind and prying eyes (read: no need for clothes) it feels a world away from civilization rather than the quick boat ride that it is. Along with the private location and beautiful design, the Float Camp is stocked with plenty to keep you occupied when not busy stoking the fire and warming your bones in the sauna. You’ll find yoga mats, paddleboards, fishing rods, lounge chairs, along with a Bluetooth speaker and some good old-fashioned BC contraband to get the creative juices flowing—you’ll find evidence of that in the guestbook. It’s a must-read while you’re there, filled with tales of adventure, illustrations of all styles, and some fun wordplay. 

Lounge and sleep in the roomy canvas tent, which feels cozy thanks to a tiny stove and a welcome spot of shade on a hot day. Paddle to the finger dock (a.k.a. the cafe), where you can drop crab traps for dinner and get a stronger cell signal to check in and make sure the rest of the world is still turning. The so-so 3G reception is one of the quirks (and perks) and makes for an escape as unplugged as you want it to be.

Another perk that keeps the lagoon feeling so remote is the shallow nature of the bay. Not many boats have a reason to venture up a shallow inlet, and as the tide drops, a large rock island blocks you from view even if one does cruise by. The extreme tide swings in the area (which happen from time to time) can also make the Float Camp, albeit briefly, a land camp. Although it may dictate your perfectly refreshing cold-plunge routine in between sauna sessions, the low tides can also earn guests a few precious, extra hours before departing camp—until the tides return, you simply can’t be picked up (aw, shucks). 

This refined take on roughing it is best suited for couples or small groups of friends and is ideal for honeymooning or romantic escapes without the little (or furry) ones. It’s no accident that many guests have a similar experience at the Lagoon Float Camp—slowing down, stripping down and a sense of expansion. Oh, and often a killer guest book entry too. No pressure.

Book your stay at Lagoon Float Camp on Air BNB.

Lagoon Float Camp
Tofino, BC

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