Wild Havens is BC’s first pop up glamping provider, providing a unique outdoor experience with their fleet of canvas bell tents.
The brainchild of Laura and Richard Joce, UK transplants with growing roots in the Pemberton valley, Wild Havens was inspired by the glamping experience of a friends’ wedding.
The wedding, held in fields of lavender and chamomile, drove the couple to find a way to bring the experience to the spectacular natural environment of British Columbia.
As Laura herself says:
“Glamping as a concept is totally new to the Canadian market, hopefully we have brought the concept to BC at the right time and we will be at the forefront of a new craze.
It is inspiring to be part of such an entrepreneurial community and I really feel like owning a small business is a rite of passage in the Sea to Sky corridor. We are part of such a supportive area and community and having the opportunity to be part of that and be involved with other awesome and inspiring local businesses gives me the motivation to succeed and make Wild Havens very successful.
The name Wild Havens came to me in a moment of inspiration, I think as a name it really captures and resonates with the product we are offering.”
For those not yet familiar, glamping basically involves all the romance of traditional camping but with most of the luxury of a hotel room. A true haven in the wild.
The Wild Havens crew offer services ranging from a simple self pitch service with basic decor and air mattress, all the way up to fully serviced camps for weddings or other events. Their partnerships throughout the region mean they can provide almost any luxury or amenity you can imagine.
After a hugely successful first season, providing services at weddings up and down the Sea to Sky and also at festivals like Bass Coast and Rockin’ River, this husband and wife team are looking to grow their home-grown enterprise in its second year.
With an upsized fleet of over 40 canvas bell tents ranging from a generously proportioned twin bedroom up to a veritable conference room (more often a chill-out lounge or bridal suite), Wild Havens can now provide for even larger functions and events.
Their brand new offering in 2018? Rooftop tents.
These tents load onto the roof rack of your car or SUV, providing an elevated sleeping platform safely away from bugs or critters. They pitch in seconds and are the ultimate in car camping.
Also new for 2018 are sales of canvas bell tents, direct to the public. Custom designed, built to last, and of the highest quality, they are unique to Wild Havens.
For more information check out their website at wildhavens.ca“
Writer: Adam Gordon
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