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Wickaninnish Inn: Relais & Chateaux Luxury on Wild Vancouver Island

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What to Expect at Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada
Wickaninnish Inn: Relais & Chateaux Luxury on Wild Vancouver Island

Wickaninnish Inn is breathtakingly set on Vancouver Island.

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The Wickaninnish Inn is a Vancouver Island 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.

The Wickaninnish Inn, a prestigious Relais & Châteaux property, was voted by Travel + Leisure readers as their #1 Canadian hotel in 2012. Check room rates now.

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. 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

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