A member of the international Relais & Châteaux association, Wickaninnish Inn is an inviting haven of comfort on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, by Tofino. Nestled between the expanse of the Pacific Ocean and the ancient rainforests of Vancouver Island, the inn’s red cedar, hand-adzed by local carvers, evokes a warmth and calm compelling a legion of return guests year after year.
Anchored on the jagged rocks overlooking scenic Chesterman Beach, and adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Rim Park Reserve, Wickaninnish Inn offers the perfect retreat for romantics, nature lovers, or those wishing to escape to a place of natural wonder - and pampering! Guests enjoy an enchanting combination of wilderness, award-winning regional cuisine, exquisite guest rooms and serene Ancient Cedars Spa, voted “best hotel spa” worldwide by readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2008.
Incomparable vistas of the ocean and Chesterman Beach are on show from every spacious room and suite, complemented by a deep soaker tub, local artwork, fireplace, custom furnishings, and personal balcony. Suite types are varied and multiple, ranging from various Deluxe Rooms, to Premier Rooms, Beachcomber Suites, the Frank Island Suite, the Chesterman Beach Loft and the Inn’s ultimate accommodation – The Canopy Suite. The Canopy Suite’s panoramic Tofino view of Chesterman Beach is stunning through floor-to-ceiling windows that stretch right across the room, including the bathroom. Featuring a king-sized bed with canopy, living room area, wet bar, fireplace, spacious slate-tiled individual balcony and an amazing bathroom with heated tile flooring, side-by-side double soaker bathtub as well as a multi-jet shower for two.
Order room service and enjoy a glass of B.C. wine on your balcony. Visit the Inn’s carving shed, where artisans fashion locally sourced wood into traditional First Nations masks, dugout canoes, and bentwood boxes. Walk expansive Chesterman Beach and contemplate a surfing lesson – or have a seat on a driftwood log and enjoy the view. Year-round activities include a selection of deep-sea and freshwater fishing, surfing, hiking, beachcombing, sea kayaking, gallery and artist studio tours, and more…
The culinary offerings of the hotel are detailed and exquisite, with a wonderful “philosophy that transcends conventional parameters of environmental sustainability to include notions of environmental harmony, integration, and celebration.” The Executive Chef, Warren Barr works closely with the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild to source B.C. based seafood, game and produce suppliers to stock the kitchens with local and organic ingredients. Wild salmon, spot prawns, and side stripe shrimp are procured by legendary local Angler Jeff Mikus while crab, halibut, and other products come from Trilogy in Tofino and West Pacific Seafood.
The Pointe Restaurant is rated as one of Tofino’s top restaurants, sporting over 240 degrees of Pacific Ocean viewscape. The On the Rocks Lounge features an excellent selection of Pacific Northwest wines, a quality range of classic ports and one of B.C.'s largest selection of single-malt scotches. Driftwood Café offers a range of specialty espresso drinks, fruit smoothies and spa-inspired fare, it is the ideal spot to start or conclude a morning beach walk, or enjoy a light breakfast or an afternoon snack.
The West Coast of Vancouver Island is remote yet accessible and of course unspoiled, pristine and yours to discover. From extreme to extremely laid back, there are activities here for everyone during every season. Tailored experiences can be arranged by the hotel’s team of concierges, which is headed by a Clef d’Or member.
Wickaninnish Inn is an enchanted place, surrounded by fairytale forests riddled with colossal trees, rocky outcrops, mystic peaks and majestic star fish scattered shores. The Wickaninnish Inn in all of its charm provides the finer things amidst the raw beauty that the surroundings hold, resonating strongly with its slogan - “This Is Rustic Elegance on Nature’s Edge…”
Wickaninnish Inn | 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach | Tofino | British Columbia | Canada
Telephone: +1 250-725-3100 | E-mail: email@example.com
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