What can we say, magical..... We stayed in the Pointe building and could have sat in our room watching the surf all day long. However we did have to try the restaurant as well and that was just as good.
We visited Wickaninnish Inn for an anniversary weekend. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the service and experience were excellent.
The room was spacious and a gorgeous view, a large soaker tub, fireplace and tons of amenities (beach blankets, rain coats,...เพิ่มเติม
We stayed for 2 nights and absolutely loved it. The greeting from the staff was warm, welcome and sincere. Our room 106 was amazing. Spacious, a very deep bath to relax in and and unwind after a long drive and it has a view out...เพิ่มเติม
This Inn was absolutely wonderful--they anticipated our every need, from blankets for the balcony, special beach towels and backpacks and water bottles for hiking, binoculars, a complimentary minibar, good internet service, fabulous views, a gorgeous bathroom with a tub privately viewing the ocean, total rain...เพิ่มเติม
I have nothing but good things to say about the restaurant. Excellent service, food, ambience and the view is to die for. It's a "must try". We were there for lunch. Although we did not stay at the hotel, all staff members were very courteous...เพิ่มเติม
We are planning a trip from the UK to Vancouver. How far is the Inn from Vancouver International Airport by car?
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Tofino is quite a trip from a UK perspective, not much from a Canada perspective! We thing nothing of a 1000km road trip, LOL. Of course, Tofino isn't that far, but in the perspective of Canada, its a side trip! I have met... เพิ่มเติม
Tofino is quite a trip from a UK perspective, not much from a Canada perspective! We thing nothing of a 1000km road trip, LOL. Of course, Tofino isn't that far, but in the perspective of Canada, its a side trip! I have met people who bomb out there to surf for the day and come home the same day on a regular basis. I'm not a surfer but I understand the passion as mine is motorcycles!
From Vancouver you will need to catch a ferry. I would recommend the Horseshoe Bay ferry to Departure Bay in Nanaimo (where we live). You can take buses but unlike the UK and Europe, we have a dismal public transport system with minimal buses and no trains. This is largely due to the vast scales of distance, difficult terrain and low population density making it not financially unfeasible. The ideal is a car hire (choose one with unlimited milage!) in Vancouver where you will likely get the best deal. If you can get away from the crush of the airport, sometimes the car hire is cheaper.
Nanaimo is a great jumping point to see the island as it is quite central. Lots to do here and some good food.
The drive to Tofino is very nice but will take about 1 hour from Nanaimo to Port Alberni depending on your driving pace and then you will need to add on time for any stops. Port Alberni to Tofino is about 2-3 hours depending of traffic, weather, etc.
Things to see: Goats on Roof (Coombs), Cameron Lake and Cathedral Grove (between Coombs and Port Alberni. Cathedral Grove is a must see with gigantic trees that are well over 500-800 years old and would take 3-4 people at least to stretch arms around them. Then there are some nice river rapids and picnic spots along the road between Port Alberni and Tofino. The road is very winding and narrow in places so a calm and careful pace is recommend. The locals drive it pretty fast but is is safe, I've done it on my motorcycle in the rain.
If you want to try an authentic American "drive-in" lunch, J&L Burger in Port Alberni has really good fast food and they serve it in the old car hopping style of the 50's. I used to work near there and ate J&L when feeling a need for a fast food fix. Also Bare Bones Fish and Chips is usually good as is the Westwind Pub. Nothing high scale but decent lunch options on the way to Tofino.
Once in Tofino, there are so many things to see and do. Pacific Rim Park, Chesterman Beach (surfing if you like) and great places to eat. There is a strong First Nations presence on our island and even stronger out in Tofino and Ucluelet. Lots of neat art and culture.
Victoria is quite a bit of fun too and about 2 hours drive south of Nanaimo. It has a ferry back to Vancouver leaving from Schwartz Bay to Tsawwassen. Other fun things are island hopping to the gulf islands like Denman, Hornby, Gabriola, Salt Spring and many more via small ferries. We also have one of the best cold water scuba diving reputations in the world...but that is pretty specific desire! Lots of mountain hikes and backpacking options as well if this is your interest.
BCFerries will have all the schedules to get you onto the island and any of the small islands as they are the only operator (government operation). There are small hopper planes (Sea Air and Harbour Air) to cross to the island but if renting the car, it is way cheaper to drive onto the ferry, much more flexible and it is an experience too!
If you do make the trip, drop me a line and if I'm around, I might be able to meet you and hoist a pint in the pub with you. Always happy to help people experience our amazing island!
We are planning a 4-5 day stay in April 2017. We will be traveling with our children who will be almost 4 & 6. My only hesitation is the high rainfall the region gets during this time of year combined with chilly weather. Any thoughts?
Thank you for your inquiry.
As John W mentioned, we do have adult rain gear and boots are also available upon request. We also do have rain gear for children, however it is on a first come first serve basis, so... เพิ่มเติม
Thank you for your inquiry.
As John W mentioned, we do have adult rain gear and boots are also available upon request. We also do have rain gear for children, however it is on a first come first serve basis, so cannot be requested in advance. Being prepared to dress in layers is best.
The rain should not affect too many activities as most Outfitters have covered boats for their whale watching and other excursions.
Once you've completed your activities for the today, come back to the Inn to warm up by the fireplace with a snack and hot chocolate either at our Driftwood Café or in the privacy of your guest room.
I hope this information assists with your planning. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Concierge Team directly for further information.
Guest Relations Coordinator
Wickaninnish Inn & The Pointe Restaurant
We are considering staying here with out 4 & 6 year old kids in April. I have heard amazing things about the Inn and surroundings but mixed things about bringing our kids. Our kids love the outdoors and wildlife so I thought they would enjoy it here but perhaps I am not considering whether there are age restrictions of certain activities. I would love any thoughts from folks that have traveled here - especially with kids
Thank you for your question and considering staying at the Wickaninnish Inn with your family in April. I understand that you have been in touch with our Concierge this morning and that she has emailed you with... เพิ่มเติม
Thank you for your question and considering staying at the Wickaninnish Inn with your family in April. I understand that you have been in touch with our Concierge this morning and that she has emailed you with additional information.
I sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you to our Inn next spring!
Guest Relations Coordinator