I had the privilege recently of attending the Wickaninnish Inn at Chesterman Beach on the wild, west coast of Vancouver Island. It brings a whole new meaning to the term “wild”. Located in the Pacific Rim Rain Forest with miles of sandy beaches and rugged coves, there is something magical and spiritual about the land.
This amazing inn of rustic elegance perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean is the perfect place to rejuvenate, relax and refresh. Whether you are looking for an active adventure, a romantic getaway, natural elements, or simply a place to unwind, Wild Wellness Travel will create a getaway tailored to your needs.
The West Coast of Vancouver Island is remote yet accessible and of course unspoiled, pristine and yours to discover. From extreme to extremely laid back, there are activities here for everyone during every season. Other than a camera, all you really need to bring is a relaxed state of mind and a sense of discovery!
Did I mention it can get stormy here? With nothing between the inn and Japan, you can imagine the spectacular shows that Mother Nature puts on from November through February. Whether you take it in from your fireplace-warmed suite or don a rain slicker and take your experience to the beach, this is the most incredible introduction to the wild, west coast.
Ancient Cedars Spa
Time to cleanse your body and soul - and enjoy some “me” time at Ancient Cedars Spa. Nestled into the Ocean level of the Pointe building, the Spa is sheltered by the forest fringe, adjacent to the wave dashed-rocks looking out to the open Pacific. Here, our spa practitioners and estheticians provide a journey into a sense of well-being, with an emphasis on relaxation and rejuvenation, inspired by our natural surroundings. Wake up and loosen up with a Hatha yoga session in our beautiful Rainforest Haven room. Classes are semi private (maximum five participants) - designed for all skill levels - so individual attention is guaranteed. Indulge in a relaxing eucalyptus steam in the newly renovated steam cave prior to your one-hour treatment.
Experience the culinary magic of The Pointe Restaurant's kitchen brigade. . It is one of Tofino's top restaurants and a must-go-to Vancouver Island dining destination. With over 240 degrees of Pacific Ocean viewscape welcoming your arrival, it may take a few moments to focus on the menu. Bring your appetite and prepare to be spoiled! Or enjoy “Forage & Feast”, and learn where your food on Vancouver Island's West Coast comes from in any season with this delicious (and educational) package featuring dinners, guided nature walks and botanical gardens!
"I Do" Elopement Package
A package created for two - Exchange or renew your vows intimately amidst the timeless beauty of the rugged west coast. Simplify your planning, and let us coordinate the details so the two of you can enjoy this special day worry-free.
If you want to just relax and wind down, your idea of "activity" might be to pull up your balcony chair and listen to the intoxicating symphony of our omnipresent surf.
And that's OK! But no matter what the season, there is always a multitude of things you can do in and around the Wickaninnish Inn and Tofino.
· Bear Watching
· Cultural tours
· Hot Springs Cove
· Nature and Hiking Trails
· Stand-up Paddle Boarding
· Whale watching