Wickaninnish Inn Est. 1996

500 Osprey Ln, Tofino, BC, Canada

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Rugged, wild, untamed - sounds like the perfect setting for a romance novel. We're wickanishing our next celebration is here on this intimate isle in the Pacific Northwest.
If our Wickaninnish comes true, we'd like to wed by the seashore on stunning Shell Beach, named for the crushed shells that make up much of the beachfront. Special doesn't even begin to do justice to this seaside spectacular.
The Lowdown
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Restaurant / Private Dining
Product Launch
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Engagement Party
Vow Renewal

Venue Setting

As the one and only resort on Tofino’s idyllic Chesterman Beach, the Wickaninnish Inn has been a member of the Relais & Châteaux collection of fine hotels and restaurants since 1997. Two contemporary West Coast cedar structures, Wickaninnish-At-the-Pointe and Wickaninnish-On-the-Beach, house 75 spacious guest rooms and suites, all featuring generous ocean or beach-to-ocean views, individual balcony, gas fireplace, and soaker tub. The variety of amenities offered in the well appointed guest accommodations includes: complimentary high speed wireless internet, Bose Wave® music system, flat screen television, locally-penned novels, private bar, coffee maker, kettle, binoculars, Helly Hansen rain gear and Frette terry bathrobes. The guest experience is completed with The Pointe Restaurant’s 240° (degree) viewscapes of the Pacific Ocean and Chesterman Beach complementing refined West Coast cuisine and Ancient Cedars Spa. Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted the Wickaninnish Inn as the top resort in Canada and one of the top four resorts in North America in their annual World’s Best Awards. The acclaimed Condé Nast Johansens travel guides have named the Inn as their top North American eco-resort and best romantic hideaway.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $100 to $150

Additional Charges

Additional Fees include, but are not limited to, service fees, taxes, & guest room requirements.


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Outdoors Only
The Venue is Closed During
We hold an annual closure during the month of January when we take time to buff, primp & primp the Inn.
Non-smoking Venue
75 ocean view Guest Rooms, which includes 12 suites.
Eco/Green Events
Pet-Friendly Events
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Salal Room
Generous windows invite natural light and beach views, framed by indigenous Salal shrubs for a private experience with friends and family. The Salal Room at Wickaninnish-At-the-Pointe provides 720 square feet of versatile private space enhanced by natural lighting from large picture windows, with forested beach views and state of the art sound. The Salal Room lends itself to private dining for up to 40 people or 60 people for a cocktail reception. As The Pointe Restaurant is best suited to groups of ten or fewer people, the adjacent Salal Room is a perfect venue to host a group breakfast, brunch, and lunch or rehearsal dinner. Shell Beach Tucked away at the western end of the Wickaninnish Inn’s property by the McDiarmid family cabin, this beach is named for its finely crushed shells underfoot. Guests of the Inn are offered the opportunity to experience the elegant seclusion of Shell Beach for a memorable outdoor private function from mid-May through September. Shell Beach is bounded by tidal rocks where shorebirds often rest, and bald eagles can occasionally be seen flying overhead. This pristine, natural setting lends itself well to a custom West Coast seafood cookout or beach barbeque celebration for up to 60 guests. Our Special Events and Culinary teams are at your service in making your exclusive Shell Beach wedding a fond West Coast memory.
Extra Perks:
Salal Room ~ Tables and chairs are provided, including tablecloths and napkins for your event. Decoration includes our West Coast Theme ~ tealights, fresh Salal leaves, tiki torches for the beach.
Awards & NotablesA World’s Best Top 100 Resort 2021 Reader Voted Travel + Leisure
A Top Resort in Canada 2021 Reader VotedCondé Nast Traveler

Celebration Locations
Salal Room:
Natural Light through frosted glass windows for a private experience for meetings and groups.
- View: Natural light, forested beach views, when renting both the Salal Room & Shoreline Terrace.
- Max Capacity: 60 Guests, Seated Dinner.
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Swordfern Boardroom:
Nestled off the Driftwood Cafe, this cozy venue offers a warm ambiance with inspiring views of the ocean’s rolling waves.
- View: Natural Light, forested beach and ocean views.
- Max Capacity: 10 Guests
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Shoreline Terrace:
High ceilings and a beautiful forested beach view makes this space a wonderful option for any type of celebration
- View: Forested Beach View
- Max Capacity: 18 guests, sit down dinner, 25 guests standing reception
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Howard's Wine Cellar:
Sit at the long beautifully designed Cedar Table, surrounding yourself with up to 8,000 bottles of wine!
- View: Wine!
- Max Capacity: 20
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The Pointe Restaurant ~ Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Best Vancouver Island, Wine Spectator Awards Driftwood Cafe
Bars & Lounges:
On-the-Rocks Bar
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Birthday Bucket List of The Week: Throw a Storm Watching Party
Jake Kilroy
byJake Kilroy
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Wickaninnish Inn

500 Osprey Ln, Tofino, BC, Canada

There’s a serene lightness to watching a bad storm. It reminds you how good you have it, to be able to keep shelter and watch the world tremble. Here in the northwestern wilderness, though, this isn’t just some cloudy day or rainy night that talks you out of running errands or meeting up with friends. It’s well beyond that, instead a fantastical barrage of tempestuous water thrashing the rocky coast of Canada.

An onslaught of gale force winds, giant swells, and lashing waves relentlessly barge and blitz the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island—and then, thanks to the Wickaninnish Inn, there’s you, bundled up and beholding the fierce nature of...well, nature.


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