S/ Escape: The Wickaninnish Inn

Having opened in 1996 on Chesterman Beach, The Wickaninnish Inn has since made Canada’s surf capital of Tofino, British Columbia a sought-after year-round destination for visitors who are looking to discover what the coast of Vancouver Island has to offer.

As the sole resort on Tofino’s longest beach, the inn welcomes waves of visitors who are eager to surf the Pacific tides and those enticed by the captivating views of crashing waves and horizontal rains during storm season.

The Wickaninnish Inn, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, features two cedar buildings with guest rooms that all offer ocean or beach-to-ocean views, a gas fireplace, soaker tub, and private balcony.

Throughout the public spaces of the inn, guests are treated to an impressive collection of local art. They are also welcomed to explore The Henry Nolla Gallery and the nearby wood carving shed, which showcases Canadian heritage, history, and honours local artisans.

Visitors are invited to relax at the Ancient Cedars Spa where hot-stone or couple massages are available in their exquisite oceanfront treatment rooms. During your stay, make sure to also enjoy a meal at The Pointe Restaurant, which houses some of the most refined West Coast cuisine.

Whether you’re visiting for a romantic getaway, a wellness retreat, or heading on a family trip to the beach, this locally-owned sanctuary offers an exceptional experience on nature’s edge that can be enjoyed all year.

Images courtesy of The Wickaninnish Inn