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Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

Gateway to the wonders of Vancouver Island’s wild west coast, Wickaninnish Inn stands spectacularly on a rocky outcrop between the rainforest and the ocean.

First opened in 1996, Wickaninnish Inn has a well-earned reputation for its warm hospitality, elegant accommodation and enticing menu of outdoor experiences. Guests are perfectly positioned for exploring the Pacific Rim National Park and Clayoquot Sound, with everything from bear watching excursions to sea kayaking and insightful cultural tours on the menu. After, you can retreat to the serene spa where treatments draw on indigenous ingredients.

Made up of two neighbouring buildings beautifully constructed from natural wood, glass and stone, the property lies just steps from the beach with stunning seascapes at every turn. The handiwork of local artisans features heavily throughout, and you can even see the process first-hand in the onsite carving shed. As well as a crackling fireplace and giant soaking tub, every room has picture windows overlooking the wild Pacific coastline - ideal for storm watching between November and March. Another highlight is the award-winning Pointe Restaurant where you’ll find regional cuisine complemented by a 240-degree view of the ocean.

Wickaninnish Inn, at a glance

• Timeless boutique lodge perched on a rocky outcrop on the west coast of Vancouver Island
• Set in the heart of Clayoquot Sound, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
• Close to the town of Tofino with direct access to Chesterman Beach
• Picture windows and balconies offering amazing Pacific Ocean views
• Northwest coast-style architecture utilising local materials
• Signature hand-carved pieces by local artisans feature throughout
• Elegant accommodation steps from the beach
• Award-winning regional cuisine made from seasonal harvests and local, sustainably sourced ingredients
• Maintains excellent standards of environmental responsibility

For leisure and pleasure

• Bear, whale and nature viewing tours
• Deep-sea and freshwater fishing
• Surfing, hiking, beachcombing and sea kayaking
• Insightful cultural tours with the Nuu-chah-nulth nation
• Serene Ancient Cedars Spa with treatments inspired by local First Nations
• Meet local artists at the on-site carving shed
• Admire incredible Pacific storms during November and March
• Cosy library


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