Happy Trails From Wilderness to Wickaninnish
May 12, 2015, Tofino, BC - For years, Relais & Châteaux have designated “Routes de Bonheur” – delightful road trips between the association’s luxurious properties in France and beyond. Now the latest, most exciting Route de Bonheur links the legendary Wickaninnish Inn with Canada’s newest Relais & Châteaux property, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, for an unforgettable West Coast adventure.
Your journey begins at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, a one-hour floatplane flight from Vancouver deep into the breathtaking Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Here you will spend three nights in a luxury guest tent with comfortable beds, antique furnishings, thermostat-controlled wood stoves and ensuite bathrooms. During the day, you can take advantage of everything this spectacular wilderness area has to offer: hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing or just sitting and watching the unsurpassed scenery. All the gourmet meals and wine pairings are included in the cost of the package, along with a one-hour massage treatment for every adult in your group and an Arc’teryx Atom LT hoody to take home with you.
Then it’s on to the second part of the journey. It begins with a 30-minute boat ride across the sound to Tofino, where a representative from the Wickaninnish will be waiting to whisk you to the Inn. There you will spend three nights in a Chesterman Beach Loft Suite, just steps from spectacular Chesterman Beach and the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. The nearby town of Tofino offers a cornucopia of eclectic art studios, delectable restaurants, surf schools and shops, and local outfitters ready to take you out and explore Clayoquot Sound.
The cost of this package begins at $14,057.60 CAD (for two people from May 24 to June 15. High season (June 16 to Sept. 30) rates begin at $15,293.60 CAD for two.
The price includes your flight to and from Vancouver, as well as the boat ride from Clayoquot Wilderness Resort to Tofino.
To book, contact Clayoquot Wilderness Resort at 1-888-333-5405 or by e-mail at info [at] wildretreat.com.
About the Wickaninnish Inn:
The iconic Wickaninnish Inn is a four-season destination property exclusively located on beautiful Chesterman Beach on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It has been a Relais & Châteaux (www.relaischateaux.com) member property since 1997 and is owned and managed by the McDiarmid family of Tofino.
Each of the 75 oceanfront guest rooms and suites is designed to AAA/CAA Five Diamond standards, welcoming guests with a beach or ocean viewscape, gas fireplace, soaker tub, local art, and an individual balcony. The Wickaninnish Inn is home to The Pointe Restaurant, boasting 240-degree Pacific Ocean views and an innovative culinary program, and the award-winning Ancient Cedars Spa. The Inn’s on-property reservations team is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-333-4604. Visit www.wickinn.com for more information on the Inn.
About the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort:
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is an all-inclusive eco-adventure property that operates annually from the end of May to end September in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It offers accommodation in 20 beautifully furnished luxury tents, exceptional five-star cuisine and three-, four- and seven-night adventures. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is owned by the Genovese Family Trust and is operated by John and Adele Caton; it has been a member of Relais & Chateaux since 2014.