What We Love
- Saturday morning nature walks, led by the hotel
- Binoculars provided for guests looking to spot a bald eagle
- Dedicated pet showers after a walk on Chesterman Beach
- The location in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
What To Know
- No need to pack an umbrella: there’s Helly Hansen rain gear in every closet
- Valet parking is included in the price; breakfast is not
- The closest airport (Tofino) is a 20-minute drive away, but arrival by plane usually necessitates a 45-minute flight from Vancouver
- Free WiFi
“The Wick” is a Relais & Châteaux property, with all the thoughtful and luxurious touches that entails. Here, that means details like boot dryers (perfect after a stormy stroll along Chesterman Beach; check the tide table in each room for the best time to go) and Crocs (for walks to the nearby hot spring). Local wood carver Henry Nolla left his mark here – you can spot his exquisite workmanship in the hand-adzed entranceways and exposed wood beams found throughout the hotel and bar.
Bed and Bath
If you can tear yourself away from the panoramic Pacific vistas found outside your guest room’s picture windows, you’ll find the interiors are also up to the mark. There’s gas fireplaces and slate-tiled balconies, heated bathroom floors, and tubs (many big enough for two) with views of their own. Aside from a smattering of local art, cream walls and wood paneling are sedate enough to ensure the outside pine tree and rocky shore views stay front and center. Book one of the Pointe rooms for windows that face the crashing ocean waves.
For a deep dive into the culinary abundance of the Pacific Northwest, from local fish to wine, head to The Point Restaurant, where butter is churned on site and locally caught, wild Pacific salmon is both hot- and cold-smoked in house. (There’s even local Tofino Brewing Company beer on tap.) Wishing to delve even further into Tofino’s natural surroundings? The menu at Ancient Cedars Spa includes daily hatha yoga classes as well as an indigenous-inspired cleansing ceremony based around the four classical elements: earth, water, air, and fire.
In the Area
Year-round surfing (wetsuit definitely required) remains one of the region’s bigger draws. Nearby, there are numerous surf schools where guests can rent boards and take lessons, including the popular Surf Sister. Go bear-watching in the woods, hike on the Reserve’s many trails, or get out on the water in a kayak, a fishing boat, or on a stand-up paddleboard. While the hotel is remote, you’ll find one of Canada’s best restaurants, Norwoods, and the Ucluelet Aquarium (ideal for those traveling with kids) just a half-hour drive away.
How to Get There
Perfect setting, great food in the main dining room, nice to have the use of bicycles. The room and ensuite bathroom were very nice. We would go again if we were in Tofino. Conveniy to the airport, Tofino and Uke.
From check in to check out all was beyond fantastic. - Staff unbelievably accommodating and so courteous and nice!! The facility was beautiful and their location was over the top beautiful - Every aspect of this place was top notch!!
I am not sure I can really put into words this experience we had at the Wick. From the moment we checked in, we were greeted by a friendly and genuinely helpful staff. Every time we came downstairs into the lobby, we were greeted and asked if we needed anything! The rooms service was top-notch, the food at both the cafe and The Pointe was amazing and the surroundings were to die for! We had a Chesterman Beach Loft and the views from the living area, bathtub and bedroom were amazing! Honestly, it was the best resort experience we have ever had and I cant wait to return!
Surprised my husband for his birthday with a weekend away at the Wickaninnish Inn and we were thrilled! The view from our third floor suite in the Beach building was phenomenal! Soaker tub with views, a shower with the best shower pressure you'll ever experience, Canadian artists in the nightstand for the Bose stereo (nice touch!), and a welcome cocktail. The spa was divine. Highly recommend Taylor for a facial if you can book with her. Our two meals at The Pointe were fantastic. Make a reservation for a waterfront table - you won't be disappointed. Dishes were fabulous, as was the service. Top notch! We will be back!
From the second we drove up to the Wickaninnish Inn our stay was wonderful. We were welcomed, car was parked, reservations were correct and room was ready. Staff showed us to our room and the amenities. The views are simply stunning. It doesn't matter if it's rainy or sunny, one could sit all day and look out the windows at the views of Chesterman Beach. The room had everything you could need- fireplace, cozy blankets, spectacular views from the soaker tub, binoculars, umbrellas, books on sea life and local animals and plants, Bose speakers for which staff started music on every evening for turn down.... The list goes on.
Food- room service, at the cafe and in the restaurant were all wonderful- pricey but wonderful.
A day at the spa was great and they were very accommodating in getting all of our services in and done in time for our reservations for dinner.
This would be the perfect spot for a girl's getaway, or some down time with a spouse. I had high expectations due to the great reviews and don't have a single complaint. This place is amazing.