Wickaninnish Inn is celebrated luxury hotel in a pristine natural setting in British Columbia. It sits at the end of the road on the scenic coast of Vancouver Island, whose famously dramatic weather draws winter storm-watchers from all over.
Wickaninnish Inn was voted by Travel + Leisure readers as their #1 Canadian resrt in 2012, 2013, and 2014. It is a member of the ultra-prestigious Relais & Châteaux association.
The inn is owned by the visionary hotelier Charles McDiarmid, who built his hotel himself with help from local artisans and his father, a country doctor.
Wickaninnish Inn opened in 1996. The original building, The Pointe, houses a restaurant which affords spectacular views of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The hotel's ultra-modern Beach Annex was added in 2003.
Wickaninnish Inn offers luxury travelers:
- A variety of packages and promotions
- 75 stunning rooms and suites in sync with Vancouver Island's natural setting
- Creative and delicious food arising from local ingredients and traditions
- Excellent service, from check-in to checkout, from a young, multilingual, international staff
- The lovely Ancient Cedars Spa
- A nicely equipped fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment
- Lookout Library, a guest lounge cum movie room
- A pet-friendly policy and "Ruffing It" program
Location of Wickaninnish Inn
Wickaninnish Inn is located in Tofino, Canada, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. which Travel + Leisure readers voted as North America's Top Island. Tofino's setting, where woods meet roiling surf, is mesmerizingly beautiful. The inn is a picturesque five-hour drive from Victoria, or a short, equally scenic flight from the City of Vancouver.
Wickaninnish Inn guests can walk to:
- The town of Tofino, which has many good restaurants and boutiques, a brisk-20 minute walk from the property. (The Inn offers complimentary bicycles for guests who don't wish to walk)
- Chesterman Beach, adjacent to the hotel
- Several hiking trails that meander around the coast
- The Carving Shed, where much of the hotel's unique wooden furniture and decorative pieces were created by celebrated wood carver Henry Nolla and his team