Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino
Tofino, British Columbia
Balanced on rocks at one end of stunning Chesterman beach in the heart of the Pacific Rim National Park, the Wickaninnish Inn offers one of the most dramatic outlooks across the Pacific Ocean, breathtaking in the summer sunshine or in winter storms.
At a Glance
In a dramatic location right on the rocks overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Superb Relais et Chateau restaurant with panoramic ocean views
10 minutes drive from Tofino with abundant day tour, restaurant and shopping options
Stunning spa with couples treatment room overlooking the ocean
Directly on glorious Chesterman Beach
Henry Nolla's Carving Shed borders the beach and old-growth forest, carrying on the traditional First Nations techniques used by the late master throughout the Inn - if you see the "Open" sign, come in and see what wood carvers Lyne Des Rosiers and "Feather" George Yearsley are creating!Anna Bleasdale
Walk down Chesterton Beach at sunset and enjoy the wonderful seascape unfold around youJules Maury
In the summer families can choose to eat on the beach with their amazing crab BBQCharlotte Smith
The rainforest trails nearby in the Pacific Rim park are a great way to spend a day and you can even take a picnic from Driftwood café for your day outCharlotte Smith
Make use of the complimentary bikes to enjoy one of the shorter trails in the parkCharlotte Smith
Take an hour to go up to the library which has awesome ocean views and a huge amount of history about the areaCharlotte Smith
The Pointe restaurant has established a tradition of celebrating the best of locally fished, farmed and foraged ingredients, prepared with passion and finesse... And how could anyone forget those views!
Head down to the carving shed to chat to the artisans at work, and meet Tuktoyaktuk the Husky-Labrador-German Shepherd-cross, a regular four-legged visitor to the Inn.Camilla Swift
Come and wrap yourself up in the warmth of the Wickaninnish Inn. Be your visit in mid summer when the days are warm and balmy or in the midst of winter when you can simply snuggle by a log fire and watch the ocean storms, The Wickaninnish offers something for everyone in every season.
Getting to the inn is easy, either by flight from Vancouver or as part of a longer self drive itinerary. In the heart of the Pacific Rim National Park, nestled into forest, the inn is hidden away to ensure guest privacy.
Spending a few days here can be as active or relaxed as guests choose. There are an abundance of walking trails, opportunities for surfing, wildlife viewing, whale watching, fishing or simply wandering along the stunning Chesterman beach for a spot of beachcombing.
If the weather becomes a little more dramatic, curl up by the fire and watch the storm from the comfort of your own room, the snug library or one of the lounges which afford wonderful views. Take a yoga class or relax in the spa with a vast array of treatments or treat yourself to a wonderful gourmet experience at The Pointe restaurant. With 240 degree views, a collaboration with the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild, ensuring local grown organic ingredients and Executive Chef Warren Barr's flair, guests are spoiled for choice. If your stay is during a weekend, the Champagne Sunday Brunch is a must. Also, for those with a sweet tooth, their delectable chocolate dessert is created by Chef Pâtissier with the purest chocolate and hand-selected fruit. Decadent bliss!
All guest rooms and suite take in the beautiful ocean views, with the higher the floor, the better the view. The suites are all on the top floor and offer the ultimate in special accommodations. The loft suites are perfect for families with split level accommodations and their own kitchens.
So whether you head to the Wickanninish Inn for a weekend away from the big city or part of a longer vacation, you will be taken away from the world with this amazing experience and leave having been part of somewhere very special.
The inn offers 75 deluxe guest rooms and suites, each with fireplace, deep soaker tub and individual balcony for those amazing views of Chesterman Beach and the ocean.
Each room features floor to ceiling windows, mini bar, individual book selection, choice of CD's and large screen TV as well as cosy down duvets and little touches like aromatherapy bath salts for your oversized soaker tub.
The inn welcomes children and offers the "Wick Kids" package for children under 12 which includes kids basket and bathrobes in room, babysitting services (additional charge) and complimentary babysitting whilst parents enjoy dinner in The Pointe restaurant. Kids activities and extras such as kid size bicycles, board games and all important bucket and spades
There are 2 lounges to relax and reflect in as well as a library with a DVD collection to choose from and a computer. The Ancient Cedars Spa offers luxurious treatments and a wonderful couples room with the sound of the ocean in your ears. There is also a fitness room. There are 2 restaurants, The Pointe restaurant for fine dining and inspiring views of the ocean and the more relaxed "Driftwood Cafe" perfect for breakfast, leisurely brunches and lunch during the day. There is also complimentary WiFi in guest rooms
Daily yoga classes, nature trails including guided walks on Saturday mornings, self guided art tour, Stave puzzles in the library. Storm watching, spa, gourmet and dual lodge packages
Activities available nearby include surfing, whale watching, black bear watching (seasonal), sea kayaking, Hot Springs Cove, fishing and birding
Complimentary valet parking, complimentary bike rentals throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall months. Complimentary WiFi, Clef D'Or Concierge service
Location & Directions
Tofino, British Columbia
The Wickaninnish Inn is located on Vancouver Island, off of Canada's West Coast. Right on Chesterman Beach just outside the boundary to Pacific Rim National Park and close to the township of Tofino.
When to go
BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.
Tofino tends not to experience snowfall, however, is susceptible to impressive Pacific storms that are fascinating to watch from January to March
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures on the coast typically in the low to mid 20's with hotter temperatures inland surpassing 30°C at times in July and August.