Awards & Recognition

We are unconditionally committed to providing you, our guest, with the most memorable world class experience, unequaled by any coastal Inn from Mexico to Alaska.

A Word About Online Reviews

In this age of mobile access and ever more prevalent online media, many publications are providing guests with the opportunity to give their feedback and support of properties they’ve visited by posting reviews or submitting votes online. If you have enjoyed your experience at the Inn or at other B.C. properties, we invite you to join the online conversation through any of the following links: Facebook, Trip Advisor, Condé Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Wickaninnish Inn Relais and Chateaux Canada

Relais & Châteaux

Just one-and-a-half short years after opening, the Inn was named as a Relais & Châteaux property. The designation honours the Inn as one of just over 400 hotels and restaurants in 45 countries throughout the world which uphold the Relais & Châteaux quality charter. Our designation was unusual, occurring well ahead of the required three-year operation period for consideration.

Since then, our 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.

You can visit this collection of unique properties at www.relaischateaux.com.

Welcome to the Beach Building Wickaninnish Inn
Welcome at the Beach Building

A Preeminent Establishment

We are proud to create exceptional experiences for our guests. We are continuously rewarded by the positive feedback we hear from you, and are honoured to have received formal recognition for our service, ambience and location.

Condé Nast Traveler (North America):
Best Resort in Canada (Readers’ Choice Awards)
Condé Nast Traveler's Platinum Circle (recognition for making the publication's Gold List over five years in a row)

Travel + Leisure:
#1 property in North America (World’s Best Awards)
Hall of Fame recognition for ranking high on World’s Best Awards list for over 12 years running

Forbes Travel Guide Global: Four-Star Rating

Condé Nast Johansens:
Most Excellent Lodge
Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway

Andrew Harper's Hideaway:
Grand Award Winner in this "connoisseurs' worldwide guide to peaceful and unspoiled places” Top 20 International Hideaways (fourth overall, only Canadian winner)

Condé Nast Traveller (International Edition):
Top Canadian Resort (Readers’ Travel Awards)
Top 100 (Readers’ Travel Awards)

The Pointe Restaurant
The Pointe Restaurant Mid Day

Exceptional Amenities

Winning “top” destination awards encompasses our excellent facilities and offerings that go beyond what guests anticipate. However, our amenities are so highly regarded, they have been awarded recognition in and of themselves.

Condé Nast Traveler (North America):
Best for Leisure Facilities (Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards)
Top “Year-round Resort Spa in Canada”
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:
#1 Hotel Spa in the Continental U.S. and Canada (Ancient Cedars Spa)
Best Hotel Spa Overall—worldwide (Ancient Cedars Spa)

Forbes Travel Guide Global: Four-Star Rating for Ancient Cedars Spa

Condé Nast Johansens:
Most Excellent Spa Hotel in the United States and Canada

Wine Spectator:
Best of Award of Excellence for The Pointe Restaurant

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards:
Gold standing in "Best Vancouver Island" category as a culinary destination (Eight years standing)

Condé Nast Traveller (International Edition):
Top Canadian hotel for Leisure Facilities

Beach Access at Wickaninnish Inn
Beach Access from the Pointe Building

A Green Standard

Being sustainable requires more than business smarts. Surrounded by nature, it’s easy to see why we’ve been inspired to include environmentally-responsible methods within our daily operations and offerings for our guests.

Condé Nast Johansens:
Most Excellent Eco-Resort

Green Key Program:
We are pleased to be a member of the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program. In order to achieve the highest Five Key status as a hotel that exemplifies high standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations, the Inn participated in audits evaluating various areas of sustainable hotel operations. We employ cutting-edge technologies, policies and programs that set the international standard for sustainable hotel operations.

You can read more on Sustainability at the Inn here.