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Wickaninnish Inn

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Interests: Romantic, Business, Family Friendly, Spa, Resort, Luxe Superior
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Wickaninnish Inn
Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach
P.O Box 250
Tofino
Canada
Awards
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) 2011 Gold List
  • The Condé Nast Traveler (USA) 2010 Gold List
  • T+L #1 resort in Canada and among the top four North American resorts
  • T+L #1 Hotel Spa in the Continental U.S. and Canada, and Best Hotel Spa Overall
  • Five Star Alliance - World's Best Spa Resorts - 2007
  • Conde Nast Traveller - Hot List & Hot Spa - May 2007
  • Luxury Travel Magazine - 'A' List Top Ten - February 2007
  • Destinasian Magazine - Luxe List - 2006
  • Conde Nast Traveler - 101 World's Best Resorts - 2005
  • Vogue Magazine, Spain - Best Resort & Spa - April 2005
  • Lifestyle and Travel Magazine - Best Villa Resorts - October 2005
  • Blue Magazine - Top 20 Romantic Hotels - February 2005
Location
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. Other than a camera, all you really need to bring is a relaxed state of mind and a sense of discovery!

Hotel Overview

The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino Canada, is a landmark Relais & Châteaux property- an enchanting and critically acclaimed destination perched on the awesome western edge of beautiful British Columbia. No trip to BC - and indeed, Canada - should be made without experiencing this remarkable Tofino hotel destination. The Wickaninnish Inn is the only resort on beautiful Chesterman Beach and is known for its refined west coast cuisine and renowned spa experiences.

Conde Nast Traveller (UK) travel experts selected the Wickaninnish Inn as their top hotel in Canada for Leisure facilities in their 2012 Gold List. Travel + Leisure readers voted the Wickaninnish Inn as their top rated Canadian hotel and one of the top 25 resorts in North America for 2011 in their World's Best Travel Awards.

Accommodations

The Wickaninnish Inn is situated on the westernmost point of residential Chesterman Beach. The two buildings, 'At-the-Pointe' and 'On-the-Beach' have been designed to complement each other and the natural, peaceful beauty of their surroundings. Experience Vancouver Island nature at its wildest while enjoying the luxurious comfort of this world-class Tofino resort, offering Pacific Northwest cuisine and Ancient Cedars Spa services in a smoke-free, natural environment, where pets are also welcome to reserve!

The first thing you'll notice as you enter any one of the guest rooms or suites are the inspiring views of the ocean and Chesterman Beach, revealed by floor-to-ceiling picture windows. Step out onto your balcony, breathe in the fresh salt air, listen to the waves crash onto the shore below and you'll know you've arrived on nature's edge, in Tofino BC. As you explore your room, you'll discover that every need has been anticipated... private bar, beverage station, individual book selection, your own suite of cds, down duvet, and large screen television - in the off-chance you can pull yourself away from the rhythmic sounds of the surf outside. You might gaze off at the Tofino surfers hanging ten or simply ponder the glory of the evening's sunset or next morning's sunrise. In any case, be sure to take a leisurely walk on Chesterman Beach and afterwards, toss some [comfort zone] aromatherapy bath salts in your oversized soaker tub and enjoy a heavenly hot bath.

Dining

Raise your glass and your expectations at The Pointe Restaurant. It is one of Tofino's top restaurants and a must-go-to Vancouver Island dining destination. With over 240 degrees of Pacific Ocean viewscape welcoming your arrival, it may take a few moments to focus on the menu. Pacific Northwest cuisine is awarded a fresh outlook by Restaurant Chef Nicholas Nutting and the acclaimed kitchen brigade.

Spa

If the Wickaninnish Inn is the oyster, its pearl has to be Ancient Cedars Spa. Nestled into the Ocean level of the Pointe building, the Spa is sheltered by the forest fringe, adjacent to the wave dashed-rocks looking out to the open Pacific. Here, the spa practitioners and esthetitians provide a journey into a sense of well-being, with an emphasis on relaxation and rejuvenation, inspired by the natural surroundings.

Elegant Comfort Zone, developed in Parma, Italy, combines the intelligence of science with a holistic and sensorial approach, to achieve the ultimate balance between skin, body, and mind. Nutrient-rich seaweed, hand-harvested off the coast of Vancouver Island, is transformed into certified organic SeaFlora Skincare. Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, beneficial for even the most sensitive skin, and Aveda hair care provide the ideal finishing touch to spa time or at home. Ancient Cedars Spa welcomes you for ? la carte treatments or as part of a Tofino accommodation package at the Inn. Either way, be sure to reserve your spa time well in advance.

Green Hotel

Not so long ago, being green was a fringe movement

Here in British Columbia, living in touch with nature has always been a way of life for many. Be inspired by towering ancient forests, dramatic coastlines, and glaciers throughout this province. So when eco-friendliness and the concept of being green first became de rigueur a couple of years ago, they said "Well, naturally!" After all, this is home to Greenpeace, Clayoquot Sound and the 100 Mile Diet.

Becoming a Green Hotel

When the McDiarmid family was preparing to build the Inn on over 100 acres of oceanfront property, their wish was to preserve the beauty and natural integrity of this amazing site as much as possible and build a green hotel. On-site trees were surveyed to assist in the placement of the structures and much of the natural underbrush was hand-cleared by Charles and his brother Bruce to ensure all vegetation outside the building envelope would be left in its pristine state. The Western Red Cedars and Sitka Spruce trees that had to be removed, now form the textured walls of the Wickaninnish-on-the-Beach lobby, Driftwood Lounge and Lookout Library.

The overall positioning of the Pointe building was even adjusted a few feet to protect the root mat of a particularly splendid Krumholtz Cedar tree which still stands today just to the East side of the Inn's Pointe Restaurant; you can also see this tree from rooms 216, 217, 316 and 317. Douglas Fir reclaimed from Saint Anne's Academy in Victoria was used to construct guest room furniture and the liners and trim at every door and window. On your next visit, just look for the tiny nail marks and occasional bolt hole which reveal the character and history of this special wood. Even the Inn's unassuming exterior colour was envisioned to replicate the tone of weathered cedar - assimilating itself as seamlessly as possible into the surrounding natural setting.

Amenities & Activities

  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Concierge Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevators
  • Fireplace (in some rooms)
  • Fitness Center
  • Hot Tub
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Restaurant on site
  • Room Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Wake-up Service

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