Canada

Wickaninnish Inn, nr Tofino

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Type: Unique

Grade: Deluxe

Introduction

Situated on Vancouver Island's magnificently rugged west coast, the luxurious Wickaninnish Inn is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides and backed by lush rainforest. The 'Wick Inn' comprises two main buildings, 'At-the-Pointe' and 'On-the-Beach', and provides direct access on to Chesterman Beach as well as to rainforest hiking trails.

Ocean views are available from all public areas and from each of the 75 deluxe rooms and suites, making this the ideal place to stay for spectacular sunsets and winter storm watching. Each room boasts a fireplace, soaker tub and private bar, with binoculars and rain gear provided to ensure guests enjoy their time outdoors as much as indoors.

The Ancient Cedars Spa provides an alternative to beach walks and wildlife excursions; here you can relax and rejuvenate, just a stone's throw from the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Other facilities at The Wickaninnish include the Lookout Library, fitness centre and complimentary bike hire (seasonal). Henry Nolla's Carving Shed offers the chance to watch wood carvers at work, carrying on the traditions of the local First Nations people.

Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail at the On the Rocks Lounge before sitting down to the very best of Pacific Northwest cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant, renowned for its panoramic views as much as for its menu. For a more casual dinner, light breakfast or afternoon snack, head down to the Driftwood Café – the smell of freshly baked bread is hard to resist!



Awards & accreditations

The Inn was named as a Relais & Châteaux property just 18 months after opening. In 2007, Managing Director Charles McDiarmid was recognized with the Passion Trophy, presented to owners of Relais & Châteaux properties who, with exceptional personal commitment and creative vision, have transformed guest stays into cherished memories.

In 2014, the Inn was honoured as the Top Canadian Resort in the Condé Nast Traveller (International) Reader's Travel Awards, and as Best Resort In Canada in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveller (North America) Reader's Choice Awards. The Wickaninnish was awarded a place in 2013 in Condé Nast Traveler's Platinum Circle, a recognition for making the publication's Gold List over five years in a row.

The readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine selected Wickaninnish Inn as the Top Resort in Canada in 2014.

The Inn is proud to have been consistently rated a four star property, and Ancient Cedars Spa a four star spa, by the Forbes Tavel Guide.

The Wickaninnish Inn is a member of the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating Program. The Inn participated in audits evaluating various areas of sustainable hotel operations in order to achieve the highest five key status as a hotel that exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel employs cutting edge technologies, policies, and programs that set the international standard for sustainable hotel operations.