The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Canada
Perched on a promontory beneath sounds of crashing waves, The Wickaninnish Inn, a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux portfolio of properties, is located on the rugged west coast of picturesque Vancouver Island. With just 75 rooms and a wonderfully remote location, the inn truly allows its guests to temporarily retreat, leaving stress and obligation far behind. Remarkable guest rooms feature gas fireplaces and balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Sequester yourself behind closed doors and enjoy comforts and conveniences - from the private bar and beverage station to the library of tomes and selected music.
The Pointe Restaurant, offering all-day dining, exceeds expectations with its panoramic seascape views, innovative Pacific Northwest menu, organic approach to the culinary arts, and award-winning wine list. On the Rocks Bar & Lounge has a lodge-like feel with its crackling fireplace and clubby chairs positioned to make the most of conversation. A selection of regional wines, classic ports, and single-malt scotches rounds out its alluring appeal. While the inn truly defines the meaning of escapism, Ancient Cedar Spa allows you to even further retreat with its therapeutic menu and holistic approach to well being. The local setting, surrounded by a leafy forest with views of jagged sea-sprayed rocks, is also a therapy all its own. Activities range from surfing and birding to winter storm-watching, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Engage yourself and take in the beauty and awe-inspiring natural landscape of Tofino at The Wickaninnish Inn.
Location of The Wickaninnish Inn
Nearest Airport: YYJ
Amenities for The Wickaninnish Inn
- General Information
- 75 Guest Rooms
- Pet Amenities
- Pet Friendly
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Coffee Shop
- Spa Cuisine
- Organic Cuisine
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Music & Movie Library
- In-Room Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Mini Bar
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Services
- National Park
- Active & Adventure
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for The Wickaninnish Inn
Wow! Incredible, amazing, delectable, mouth watering....only so many superlatives! We didnt stay at the Wick, but we dined here one night and it is worth it! Superb! From the service to the locally curated menu, all the details are there! The service is attentive but not pretentious. We chose the tasting menu and I'm glad we did. It was incredibly creative and daring. Canadian themed for Canada's 150th bday. Loved it all!
Corey Z - Kelowna, Canada
just an excellent ocean side location, food was more than just very good, watched sea lions buzz some surfers and walked the grounds, raw nature at your finger tips, powerful seas as your view, a well earned famous name...
Derek D - Campbell River, Canada
We have stayed at Wickaninnish before and know what high standards are set, we were not disappointed during our stay last week. Our rooms (3rd & 4th floors in the Beach building) overlooked Chesterman Beach, well used by surfers and beach walkers alike. We arrived in our room to find a complimentary flacon of Port, foul weather gear, a backpack and water bottles to use during our stay along with coffee and tea service. Heated bathroom floors, a soaking tub overlooking the beach and Frette robes add to the luxury. The staff is professional, courteous, personable and seem to really enjoy making the guest feel welcome. The decor could be called modern lodge; comfortable furnishings, hand carved exposed wood posts and beams, fireplaces and local carvings, sculptures, and art are for sale. We enjoyed dinner at The Pointe, wine on the Driftwood Cafe patio and try the Seafood Chowder at the Driftwood, delicious. Also make a visit to the Carving Shed on the property. Like another reviewer, we had to spend an extra night due to the main road closure, and had the good fortune to enjoy a guests champagne reception with Charles MacDiarmid, managing director and staff. The appetizers, many of them vegan, were delicious. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
Bendbubbles - Bend, OR
The Wickaninnish Inn is probably the most expensive resort in Tofino but it's well worth the splurge. The service is wonderful, everything you need is provided, the little touches will constantly surprise and delight you and the setting is unparalleled. This was our final destination of our travels around British Columbia and just as well since anywhere else after that would have been a disappointment. On the downside, The Pointe restaurant was a touch disappointing and, if you want a window seat, better make a reservation for no later than 5:30 PM.
Cranbury46 - San Diego, California
We loved the Wick...It exceeded our expectations in every way...starting with the exceptional service. The staff members were well chosen and very well trained. Not one person appeared uninterested in our wellbeing and many quickly remembered our names. We found the food to be delicious, with one exception, some kind of scallop soupy concoction in the Beach building grill that was pretty awful. The Point restaurant and lounge were so good we happily ate most of our meals there. Just about any seat in the Point restaurant has excellent views of the ocean...Being at a window table is lovely but frankly we liked the tables the next row back also. We stayed in The Point and would do so again. The rooms were well appointed and the 3 we stayed in (yes, 3) were each lovely and had different views. We initially stayed in a premier room, 109, for 2 nights and I could have lived in that room...fabulous in every way. I definitely enjoyed being at sea level, experiencing the nearness of the shore and sea. We immediately turned the two comfortable chairs around to look out the windows. I could have sat there all day. Because we booked rather late we had to change to a regular room on the 3rd floor for the next 2 nights. This too was very nice with a view straight out to the ocean. The only negative about this room was the proximity of our next door neighbors who shared the same deck (which had a wooden privacy panel separating us). We could hear every word of their happy conversations. We unexpectedly stayed a 5th night due to a serious accident on the road from Nanaimo to Tofino that closed it completely for over 24 hours. We were given a marvelous corner room on the 3rd floor looking out over the beach with a very nice privatedeck , fabulous bathroom with glass walls on 2 sides. We would choose one of the Premier rooms again if we were to return...The whole place is special, gorgeously appropriate for the setting. We enjoyed the local bald eagle and 2 loons that frequented the area.....We highly recommend The Wickaninnish Inn! Oh, one thing, all rooms face the water but trees appear to obstruct the views for some of the rooms in The Point. Be sure to request a room with an unobstructed view if that is important to you.
anniejet - Cedar Crest, New Mexico