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NUVO Magazine: Wickaninnish Inn

Wickaninnish Inn

500 Osprey Lane
Tofino, British Columbia
CanadaV0R 2Z0
1-800-333-4604

Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Châteaux property, overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a rocky point on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, near the eclectic town of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Two contemporary cedar buildings, set against a backdrop of ancient rainforest, boast an extensive local art collection (complemented by the neighbouring wood carving shed), and all 75 rooms and suites offer ocean or beach views, a gas fireplace, a soaker tub, and an individual balcony. The sole resort on Chesterman Beach, the Inn is home to refined West Coast cuisine at the Pointe Restaurant and naturally-inspired treatments at its intimate Ancient Cedars Spa. The Wickaninnish Inn was voted 2014’s top resort in Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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IN NUVO

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Some of us like nothing better than the rain and the pounding surf. We’re here, savouring rustic elegance on the edge of the world—at the Wickaninnish Inn.

“I’ve always preferred to be out in front of the pack, not behind it,” explains chef Rod Butters about his habit of reinventing himself whenever he seems to be at the top of his game. Each incarnation is a radical departure from the last.