Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia
Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is a chill town known for its stunning scenery. The town sits on a peninsula that extends into the Clayoquot Sound and is characterized by rugged coastline and deep rainforests. Tofino first became known as a surf destination in the late 1960s, and it retains a laid-back feel.
Where You'll Stay: A Tofino classic, the Wickaninnish Inn is surrounded on three sides by the Pacific and backs up against old-growth forest. There are 75 rooms and suites on offer, many of them featuring decor from local artisans. Plus, the acclaimed Pointe Restaurant sources local and organic ingredients.
The Inn overlooks Chesterman Beach, which is an easy walk from guest rooms and offers beginner-friendly waves during the summer months. The area’s best-known surf beach is Long Beach, a 16-kilometer stretch that offers waves for a range of abilities. Long Beach is about 25 minutes by car from Tofino.
Rates and Getting There: There is an airport in Tofino, or it’s approximately three hours by car from Victoria, B.C. Rates start at $400 for the summer months. [wickinn.com]
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