About The Inn

Set on a rocky edge at the northern cape of Chesterman Beach, Wickaninnish Inn offers unparalleled access to the true nature of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. A few minutes south of Tofino on the Esowista Peninsula, the Inn is central to exploring the rugged wilderness of Pacific Rim National Park and Clayoquot Sound.

Howard McDiarmid and Charles McDiarmid in front of the Inn on Chesterman Beach
Howard McDiarmid and Charles McDiarmid in front of the Inn on Chesterman Beach

Built out of the local McDiarmid family’s vision, and led by owner and Maître de Maison Charles McDiarmid since day one, Wickaninnish Inn is a timeless retreat for any occasion. Providing exceptional hospitality is simply how we do things here, and, since opening our doors in 1996, we have continuously raised the bar in our offerings. With elegant accommodations, a fine dining restaurant, an award-winning spa and an abundance of modern comforts, new and returning guests are assured a memorable visit any time of year.

Henry Nolla Woodwork
Hand adzed woodwook by Henry Nolla
Maxwell Newhouse Chair
Maxwell Newhouse desk chair made of driftwood

The Inn’s two neighbouring buildings house all of our accommodations and services just steps from the beach. Their architecture has helped define the archetypal North West Coast style, one which utilizes natural elements of local cedar, fir, driftwood and stone in its design. With windows opening towards the surrounding landscape and seascape, guests are immersed in the beauty of our incredible surroundings from every room. Sculptures and artwork from local artisans feature prominently throughout the Inn and create the essence of its unique character. In fact, any mention of the work here must begin with Henry Nolla and Maxwell Newhouse who have left no room untouched by one of their signature handmade pieces.

Drawing inspiration from the land and our community, we strive to support both through our longstanding commitment to sustainability.