As the majority of the US gets burdened with near triple digit temps, let’s take a virtual vacation north of the border, shall we? The small town of Tofino, a small district on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s west coast, is the surf capital of Canada due to the mild, year-round temps and amazing surf breaks. It’s possible to grow palm trees there, yet it’s also a place where cool winds off the Pacific blow all summer long, making it the perfect place to escape the southerly heat.
When I came across the Wickaninnish Inn, I could already feel the ocean breeze gently caressing my sweat plastered forehead.
“The Wickaninnish Inn offers direct access to Chesterman Beach, and panoramic ocean or beach views from every guest room. We also have 75 deluxe guest rooms and suites (with fireplace, soaker tub and individual balcony), and a 720 sq. ft. meeting/banquet room (accommodating up to 60 people).
The Wickaninnish Inn story begins way back in 1955, and is closely tied to the modern-day history of Tofino and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, and of course to the popular draw of Tofino winter storm watching.
Our guest rooms and suites encapsulate rustic elegance on nature’s edge. Each room at the Wickaninnish Inn is designed to charm with its attention to detail and connection with nature. Immerse yourself in views of the Pacific Ocean and Chesterman Beach, smell of fresh salt air from your balcony, and sound of waves crashing onto the shore below. ”
The rooms are not cheap at the Inn, but with views like this from every room, I can’t imagine a better place for whale watching or curling up to view those famous Tofino winter storms.
While I haven’t been to Canada in a long time, this would definitely be worth a visit!