I booked a surprise glamping getaway in Tofino at the Wild Pods for my husband’s 40th birthday.

This place is just breathtakingly beautiful!  I can confidently say that this was my favorite local getaway of all time.  It’s a must for your bucketlist.

When we pulled up to the gated area with six green pods, my husband’s first reaction was a bit of uncertainty.  He actually told me later that he wondered if I signed us up for something culty lol.  He said it looked a bit like a religious community.

We were greeted by the owner Pete.  He gave us a walk through of our pod, Wave.

There are several different themed pods – Rock, Sand, Wood, Nest, Leaf and Wave.  Three of them have unobstructed views of the water (including the one we stayed in, Wave), while the rest are partially unobstructed.

Our dome was so beautifully decorated.  Gorgeous ocean art, beautiful light fixture made by a local artist, a big huge comfy bed with lovely sheets and a fluffy duvet.  They use a lot of locally sourced items from their coffee to their soap.  There’s a small kitchenette in the room, a propane fireplace, a sound machine.  There’s an en suite bathroom with a shower.

The best part is the panoramic window – these views are just so stunning.  I mean there are no words!  Lying in bed just staring out the window at the water and wildlife is just so serene.

In the evening, the pods are lit up with fairy lights.  You can relax and take in the absolutely gorgeous sunsets.  Incredibly romantic.

There is an ocean facing cedar deck with two chairs.  We spent a lot of time out there just reading and talking.  We left the pods for meals and to do some exploring, but both of us always could not wait to come back to hang out on the deck.  It was so quiet and relaxing.

The domes are within walking distance of restaurants, coffee shops, trails, etc.

Some other points I want to highlight are that the pods are ecologically sustainable and the structure is 100% recyclable.  Parking is also included.

We were so blown away.  Our time at the Wild Pods was unforgettable.


Disclaimer: My experience at Wild Pods was in the summer of 2019.