About Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn
Nestled against Vancouver Island's rocky west coast on Chesterman Beach, Tofino’s premier beachfront, the Wickaninnish Inn defines rustic elegance along nature’s edge. The 100-acre Inn, tucked away amidst temperate coastal forest and surrounded by the ocean on three sides, is minutes from the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Clayoquote Sound. Floor-to-ceiling windows in each guest room provide views of the stunning environment, and an on-site spa with a couple’s treatment room, housed on a deck suspended over the water, adds to the allure. While taking a treatment, it’s not uncommon for guests to become immersed in fragrant cedar, salal, and spruce aromas coupled with the sound of crashing waves.
Awards & Accolades
2007 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for:
- Best for Accomodations
Services View Treatments Menu
Like the rest of the Inn, Ancient Cedars Spa blends rustic charm with luxurious amenities. An envious location on lovely Chesterman Beach, combined with calming rituals and a oceanfront dual treatment room, have made this spa a favorite among travelers and locals since its 1998 debut. Unparalleled serenity stems from a tranquil, natural landscape, tucked into the shorefront’s vegetation, along with majestic ocean views from the spa lounge and patio. Interiors reflect the surroundings; custom-made, locally sourced furnishings created with indigenous materials fuse with local artwork and highlights such as a sea cave steam room.
Hishuk Ish Tsawalk Awakening Treatment, one of the spa's signature services, blends fire, water, earth, and air elements with the traditional cleansing ceremonies of the West Coast’s natives. The ritual begins with a full-body exfoliation utilizing Vancouver Island’s seaweed extracts, followed by a session of hot and cold therapy and a hot stone massage.
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Fitness & Activities
Apr 17, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
Apr 17, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
Dreaming about summer? Ask us about our 2013 Tofino Summer Special, an offer designed exclusively for those who wish to book their stay early. Rates in early July and late September of up to $120.00 off. Offer valid for reservations booked before June 30th.
Call us toll-free 1.800.333.4604 or visit our Summer Special page for details.
Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn
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Location & Hours
Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn500 Osprey Lane, Box 250
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Phone: (250) 725-3100
The Tofino Long Beach Airport is a 15-minute drive away by car, while the Vancouver International Airport is a little under an hour away.
Airport shuttle service is available to Tofino Long Beach Airport.
Minimum spa age: 16.
Pets are permitted on property.
The region enjoys warm, dry summers from June through September and experiences stormy, blustery weather from November through February (the area is known as western Canada’s original storm-watching destination; following a winter storm, guests should head to Chesterman Beach, which offers up many finds for beachcombers). The spring months bring about both sun and showers.
Facilities & Amenities
The Wickaninnish Inn is located directly on Chesterman Beach, along the edge of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, the largest remaining temperate rainforest. A paradise for nature lovers, the region provides hiking, biking, or kayaking through the park, where guests can enjoy the distinctive local flora and fauna (500-year-old Sitka Spruce, some of which are 10 feet in diameter and 300 feet tall, are a common sight). Between March and May, 21,000 Pacific Gray whales migrate from Mexico to Alaska and often make a pit stop in the food-rich waters surrounding the Wickaninnish Inn. Other local activities include canoeing, fishing, surfing, golfing at the nine-hole Long Beach Golf Course, and day trips to Hot Springs Cove. Not far from the on-site spa are a 600-square-foot fitness center with beach views and a bevy of morning yoga classes, and a saltwater swimming pool.
Meeting and wedding accommodations are available.
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Rooms & Dining
The 75 guest accommodations are spacious and romantic, detailed with lovely amenities like fireplaces, private balconies, and floor-to-ceiling windows. In keeping with the Inn's commitment to sustaining the environment, the furniture has been fashioned from recycled old-growth fir, western red cedar, and driftwood. Decor incorporates textures found in nature, with natural stone tile and rough-hewn cedar mantelpieces, and as a final touch, each room has a handmade, individually numbered driftwood chair. There are also 30 guest rooms in a separate building named Wickaninnish On the Beach. WiFi access is available in all rooms.
At The Pointe, contemporary Canadian cuisine and a selection of Pacific Northwest wines rival the restaurant’s dramatic design. Set on a rocky promontory, the restaurant provides 240-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and boasts 20-foot-ceilings, a circular wood-burning fireplace, and hand-cut and -shaped cedar posts and beams. Driftwood Café features casual dishes and light fare; following a meal, guests can visit the nearby gallery space celebrating local artists’ work.