Inn & Around the Wick January 2024

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Shawna Gardham
By Shawna Gardham, Public & Media Relations Manager
Newsletters24 January 2024


January is known to bring spectacular swells and remarkable storms to the wild West Coast. Wherever you are in the world, tune in to our live beachcam to soak up the sights and sounds of the Chesterman Beach shoreline. You may even catch a golden winter sunset, a feast for the eyes (and little-known secret) this time of year!

Stormy Sunset (©Caitlin Ronda)
Sunset After The Storm by Caitlin Ronda

One of the most exciting community developments is without a doubt The Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Centre, currently in development and envisioned as a hub grounded in community values. Once complete, it will serve as a pivotal space for the communities of ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations), ʕaaḥuusʔatḥ (Ahousaht), hiškʷiiʔatḥ (Hesquiaht First Nation), Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ (Ucluelet First Nation), tukʷaaʔatḥ (Toquaht Nation), Ucluelet, and Tofino. The Centre will share the global significance of the Biosphere Region, fostering unity around climate action, reconciliation, youth empowerment, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development. We are enthusiastic about the potential of the Biosphere Centre, and are excited to support this project with a $40,000 donation to the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, the first in a total of $150,000 planned over five consecutive years. We believe the Centre will play a leadership role in realizing sustainability, cultural and community vibrancy, and ecosystem health. Read more about this vision of a welcoming commons for all who live, work and play in this incredibly special place here and if you wish to contribute to the exciting project you can do so here.

Front Entry of the Clayoquot Biosphere Centre - Architectural Rendering
Clayoquot Biosphere Centre - Architectural Rendering

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards celebrate excellence in travel, and it’s time to vote for your favourite destinations. From planes, trains, and hotels, restaurants and spas, we encourage you to cast your ballot and share the exceptional experiences you’ve had this past year! Head to their website to complete the survey, which is open until February 26th, and inspire others to embark on unforgettable journeys of their own.

In the meantime, Valentine’s Day and Family Day offer the ideal opportunity for a romantic escape or family retreat against the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. Call our reservations team today to start planning the perfect getaway.

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