Oceanside glamour camping, more commonly known as 'glamping,' has arrived in the seaside town of Tofino on Vancouver Island's west coast.
Known as Wildpods, six geodesic domes have been erected as short-term vacation rentals along the shores of Tofino's village centre only steps from its main commercial strip and busy wharf.
"Each dome is beautifully decorated and [is] situated directly on the waterfront featuring stunning views," reads a description of the suites on Wildpod's website. "Built with a reinforced steel frame with an insulated membrane that features a huge panoramic window, [the domes] are beautifully engineered to be extremely strong and ecologically sustainable with a very low ratio of materials to structure size. The structure is also 100% recyclable."
Peak season rates range from $295 to $375 per night with a two night minimum stay, while winter rates start at $150. Mid-season rates start at $210 per night.
Vacationers won't be able to bring their pets, however, and the pods are limited to adults-only.
Situated at the northern end of Highway 4 approximately 130km west of Port Alberni, Tofino is the largest settlement on the west coast of Vancouver Island and is generally regarded as one of Canada's most popular surfing destinations.
Although fewer than 2,000 individuals call Tofino home, the summer months can see the volume of seasonal residents and tourists triple or quadruple the wintertime population. C
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