Awards & Recognition
Relais & Châteaux
Just one-and-a-half short years after opening, the Inn was named as a Relais & Châteaux property. The designation was unusual as it occurred well ahead of the normally required three-year operation period for consideration.
The designation honors the Inn as one of just over 400 hotels and restaurants in 45 countries throughout the world which uphold the Relais & Châteaux quality charter of the "five C's" - character, courtesy, calm, charm and cuisine.
In 2007, Managing Director Charles McDiarmid was recognized with the Passion Trophy, presented to owners of Relais & Châteaux properties who, with exceptional personal commitment and creative vision, have transformed guest stays into cherished memories.
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Condé Nast Traveller (UK)
Prior to making an encore appearance as the top Canadian hotel for Leisure Facilities on the Condé Nast Traveller 2012 Gold List , the Wickaninnish Inn was the second Canadian hotel honoured in the Condé Nast Traveler 2009 Gold List for Overseas Leisure Hotels.
The Gold List is chosen by the editors of Condé Nast Traveller based on comments and feedback received in their annual Reader's Choice Survey. Each hotel is rated by service, location, food, rooms, leisure facilities and ambience & design.
Condé Nast Traveler (North America)
In 2013, we were pleased to be awarded a place in Condé Nast Traveler's Platinum Circle, a recognition for making the publication's Gold List over five years in a row.
In June 2011, our Ancient Cedars Spa was ranked #1 year-round resort spa in Canada in the Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Spa Poll; in 2012, we were honoured to be named Best for Leisure Facilities on The Gold List.
Published every January, the Gold List is based on the comments of over 40,000 readers of the publication in its Readers' Choice Awards. In 2009, we shared the honour of being voted Best by Design in the Americas with the talented team at BBA Design Consultants Inc. in Vancouver, who helped transform our vision into a relaxing getaway destination for many.
Travel + Leisure
The readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine selected their Worlds Best Award winners and have rated the Wickaninnish Inn the Top Resort in Canada. The Inn was also honoured as one of six resorts in North America with a Hall of Fame recognition for ranking high on this list for 10 years running.
Prior to appearing on the T+L 500 in January, and the World's Best Awards in June 2012, the Ancient Cedars Spa was voted as the #1 Hotel Spa in the Continental U.S. and Canada, and Best Hotel Spa Overall (worldwide) in 2008. For more results, click here.
Travel + Leisure offers its readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite hotels, cruise lines, and other travel service providers, with results announced every summer in the World's Best Awards.
The Wickaninnish Inn has been honoured to appear in the World’s Best Awards since 2002, when it was named the #1 property in North America.
Condé Nast Johansens
The Condé Nast Johansens Guide, the sole international luxury travel guide from the "most trusted name in travel publishing," Condé Nast Publications Ltd., has awarded the Wickaninnish Inn its award as their Most Excellent Spa Hotel of 2013 in the United States and Canada!
The 2013 awards also honoured the Inn as a runner up for Most Excellent Eco-Resort, the same award won in 2011 and 2012! The Inn was named Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway of 2010, following up this same distinction in 2008.
In 2007, the Wickaninnish Inn was named Most Excellent Lodge by Condé Nast Johansens. The Guides, which are celebrating almost 30 years of publication in Europe, have attracted a loyal readership in the United States by guaranteeing that each Recommended property undergoes a rigorous annual inspection process to ensure exceptional quality is maintained year-after-year.
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The Inn was one of 24 lodgings worldwide to be named a 1997 Grand Award Winner in this "connoisseurs' worldwide guide to peaceful and unspoiled places". Inns and hotels must be relatively intimate in size and be located in truly peaceful and aesthetically pleasing surroundings.
They are evaluated by means of a quantified checklist during incognito inspections, and recent firsthand experiences of Hideaway Report readers is taken into consideration. Once chosen, previous recipients are not eligible to repeat as award winners; however, the Inn has been consistently recognized in the Harper's Hideaway Reader Survey, most recently being honoured on the Top 20 International Hideaways as the fourth hotel overall, and only internationally recognized Canadian hotel.
Green Key Program
We are pleased to be a member of the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program. The Inn participated in audits evaluating various areas of sustainable hotel operations in order to achieve the highest five key status as a hotel that exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel employs cutting edge technologies, policies, and programs that set the international standard for sustainable hotel operations.
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
With a menu that is “elegant, comforting, and very much of this place”, “there’s no better place to ride out a storm” than at The Pointe Restaurant, earning its seventh consecutive Gold standing in 2013 in the "Best Vancouver Island" category at the 24th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. This highly anticipated gala event reflects British Columbia's top ranking as Canada's leading culinary destination.