Wickaninnish Inn

An oceanside retreat on Vancouver Island
Famous for its storm-watching events (the luxurious resort is perched on the edge of a particularly volatile stretch of the Pacific Ocean), this three-story cedar Wickaninnish Inn is a rustic retreat on a remote stretch of Vancouver Island.

Floor-to-ceiling windows frame dazzling views of the crashing surf. Furnishings crafted from recycled fir, cedar, and driftwood add a unique touch in the comfortable accommodations, as do fireplaces, oversized tubs and private balconies.

Beach comb with your pet in tow on Chesterman Beach, and then stop by the pet shower station to freshen up. The superb onsite spa takes its cues from botanicals from the nearby ancient rainforest. The sea is the focus at the Pointe Restaurant, where the ocean’s bounty is highlighted.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Four-Star hotel is in an unparalleled location on the far edge of Vancouver Island in Tofino. The remote property, which is situated on a rocky beach, seems to be one with the surrounding temperate rainforest.
  • The warm laid-back service at the Wickaninnish Inn will make you feel right at home. The staff is always quick to offer suggestions on things to do in the area, in addition to asking if there is anything they can do to make your stay more enjoyable.
  • From the beginning, the luxury Tofino hotel's buildings were worked into the natural area to save as much of the vegetation and large trees on the property as possible. The same eco-thinking continues today with the use of high-efficiency boilers around the property and harvested seaweed in the Ancient Cedars Spa.
  • Get even more immersed in the natural surroundings by spending some time in the Ancient Cedars Spa, which features treatments that link to the encompassing area such as hot sea stone massages, West Coast sacred sea hydrotherapy, and an organic sea facial.
  • The seascape views at The Pointe Restaurant is just as fresh as the food at this establishment, which features sustainable local wines and organic ingredients.
Things to Know
  • Because the Four-Star hotel's location is on the far edge of Vancouver Island in Tofino, we recommend making the trip by plane.
  • The atmosphere of the property is casual so pack for a rustic stay consisting of long walks, hikes, and bike rides.
  • With the large beach and forests to explore, the luxury Tofino hotel offers dog-friendly rooms and suites to accommodate your pooch as well as the rest of the family.
The Rooms
  • The guest rooms at Wickaninnish Inn are like a luxury nature retreat. The property takes full advantage of its gorgeous surroundings by making expansive windows a key feature in all of their rooms.
  • Beige and green color schemes further mimic the natural surroundings. Each room has a fireplace that is ready at the flip of a switch. 
  • Each room at the Four-Star hotel is also well-appointed with amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. Choose from binoculars, canteens to carry along on hikes, and rain jackets and pants so that you can get in a beach walk no matter the weather.
  • The bathrooms feature heated tiled floors and depending on the room, either a single or double soaker tub provide views of the ocean and wooded areas surrounding the property.
The Restaurants
  • The Pointe Restaurant, open daily for brunch and dinner, boasts 240 degrees of panoramic Pacific Ocean views and has an upscale wilderness lodge vibe.
  • The Pointe is also known for its steadfast commitment to using farm-fresh, organic ingredients in all of its dishes, a trait that chef Carmen Ingham and the kitchen staff take very seriously when preparing the contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine.
  • Driftwood Café is the luxury Tofino hotel's more casual spot, offering specialty espresso drinks, smoothies and light fare throughout the day.
  • The café also houses a charming wood-burning fireplace and boot dryer, making it the perfect location to cozy up with a good book and light bite as you watch a winter storm roll in.
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
PO 250 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0
YYJ (4 h 30 min)   YAZ (18 min)  
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