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Storm Watching At Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn Is The Ultimate Winter Getaway

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Moody skies, rolling waves, the incredible force of nature—there’s nothing quite like storm watching in Tofino.

If it’s not already on your bucket list, you’re going to want to add this one in.

Storm watching season typically kicks off in November and goes on throughout February. It’s a time to take in the roaring Pacific Ocean while staying cozy and warm by the fire.


Tofino is the ultimate Winter getaway and one of the best spots in BC to spend a weekend storm watching.

The Wickaninnish Inn has a storm watcher’s package that sets you up with everything you could possibly need to experience the forceful winds and crashing waves of Vancouver Island’s rugged coast.

They provide guests with full rain gear, gum boots and a gear drying unit that allows you to sip hot cocoa by the fireside while your clothing dries within 15 minutes. They have a lookout library filled with all activities you’d want to do on a rainy day, like puzzles and board games. Of course, there’s also an epic view of Chesterman Beach you can look out on.

Ancient Cedars Spa gives you the chance to unwind and be pampered with their many treatments, all while taking in unobstructed ocean views.

There’s a number of guestrooms in the Inn that provide you with front-row seats to watch the storms unfold from the warmth and comfort of the great indoors.


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Looking for more Winter getaways? Visit Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park or walk with wolves in Golden.

Storm Watching at Wickannish Inn

Location: 500 Osprey Ln, Tofino

Cost: Starting at $510/night

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