by Kaitlin Braun
You’ll be enveloped in beauty and luxury at this stunning hotel on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. After a beautiful drive past mountains, lakes, and old forests, you’ll be warmly welcomed by friendly staff, and check into a spacious room or suite with a gas fireplace, high-speed Wi-Fi, stocked private bars, and thoughtful extras like rain jackets, binoculars, and terry robes. Kitchens are available in certain rooms, and you can book a connecting room if your family needs extra space.
Inquire about babysitting so you can head to the Ancient Cedars spa for a luxurious hot stone massage, an hour in the steam room, or signature treatment, then follow it up with a delicious culinary experience at The Pointe Restaurant or drinks at Driftwood Lounge.
A day out with the family in this area can mean whale watching, sea kayaking, nature walks, surfing, and other activities that put you in touch with the grandeur of the Pacific wilderness. At night, you’ll be lulled to sleep by the waves crashing against the rocks outside the hotel. The Wickaninnish Inn is a rustic-chic piece of paradise that will make you miss it as soon as you leave.
Our Editor Loves
- Beautiful rustic luxury
- Onsite spa, restaurant, and bar
- Rooms equipped with thoughtful extras
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
When I'm at home, I enjoy reading Travel themed magazines to inspire my next trip(s). I have read about The Wickaninnish as being THE BEST in Canada! We've seen beautiful parts of Canada, but Tofino is uniquely it's own.
The restaurant provided an excellent view, however two fish n chip lunches with wine shouldn't cost $100! When comparing room prices to air bnbs on the beach, we paid way too much to stay at a resort that didn't know our names, took 15 minutes to bring us a glass of wine at lunch and at dinner, and had cheap, toxic products for amenities and in most of the spa. A business on the ocean should be more aware of what they are flushing into the ocean, ie - microbeads.
Speaking of the spa, they did have 2 wonderful local lines, that they tried to steer us away from using. Not sure why, perhaps they make more off the foreign line? What made us never want to return to The Wick, was not just the lack service in the hotel, restaurant and spa, when my wife left the treatment room to use the washroom she heard the blonde Australian saying things about her, that I will not repeat. My wife is a glowing, senior woman, who genuinely loves everyone with all her heart. How a spa professional, could find nasty things to say about this marvelous woman after a very short interaction, could only come from a place of jealousy/deep rooted insecurity.
After reading many reviews, it seems to be a newer theme, the Wick management is out of touch with being Customer Service Orientated.
by Keith N
The staff and service in this hotel are excellent. They can't do enough for you and go more than the extra mile to make sure your stay memorable . I have not experienced this level of service in any hotel I have stayed at. The hotel is in a lovely location on the Pacific and we had a first floor room overlooking the secret cove. The room was excellent and the view from it allowed us to listen to the waves breaking on the rocks just feet away from our balcony. We had a meal in the restaurant which was quite expensive but a really good fine dining experience. This hotel is excellent made even better by the staff who are clearly trained to deliver the highest level of customer service.