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The Wickannish Inn, a ‘Relais & Chateaux’ property, is a relaxing rural retreat, surrounded by forest and sea, and a great base for whale watching excursions in Tofino.

Beautifully located on Chesterman Beach, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the inn has direct access to the beach. There are panoramic ocean or beach views from its 75 deluxe rooms and suites. which have a fireplace, bath tub and individual balcony. The refined restaurant of the property has wide views of the ocean, while its Ancient Cedars Spa has won several awards.

Perfect for beachcombing, walking or as a base for whale watching, this is an extremely relaxing place to stay.

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This accommodation is located in:

Tofino

The small town of Tofino lies on the west coast of Vancouver Island, at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound. It is a popular destination for anyone wanting to enjoy whale watching, particularly in March when the migration of thousands of grey whales is celebrated at the Pacific Rim Whale Festival.

  • Where: British Columbia
  • Ideal for viewing: otter, bald eagle, orca, humpback whale, American black bear
  • Excellent for: Whale watching, Bear watching, Dolphin watching

Vancouver Island

The healthy black bear population and whale-watching opportunities make Vancouver Island a great destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Separated from the mainland by a long strait, the island’s west coast overlooks the Pacific Ocean, while the mountainous interior is heavily forested with big conifers.

  • Where: British Columbia
  • Ideal for viewing: American black bear, puma, grey whale, orca, sea otter
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Self-drive, Whale watching, Bear watching, Dolphin watching