Winter Wonders on Canada’s Wild West Coast
Crossing the expanse of Chesterman Beach, the ocean’s roar nearly devours the sound of your laughter. In the distance, waves swell to impossible heights, before thrashing against the slick rocky outcrop that protects Tofino’s famed Wickaninnish Inn from the wild Pacific. The salty air mists your cheeks, and with your raincoat billowing in the gales, you can almost imagine taking flight across the sand. Faraway, rumbling thunder announces that the show has only just begin. It’s time to make your way back. You’ll catch the second act over drinks at the Inn’s On the Rocks Bar.
Storm watching in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island’s west coast is a stark contrast to yesterday’s adventures. In less than 24-hours you’ve gone from exploring the snow-draped wonderland surrounding the Fairmont Chateau Whistler to beachcombing in a coastal rainforest. Gum boots have replaced snowshoes, and a vibrant world-class mountain village has been traded for the tranquility of pristine untamed wilderness. It’s the impeccable service, elegant accommodation and unrivalled natural beauty that create a sense of continuity between these diverse landscapes.
In a few days you’ll continue your scenic journey along the Pacific Rim Highway to discover Victoria’s historic landmarks and spectacular inner harbour, before sailing through the Strait of Georgia to dazzling downtown Vancouver. A gentle hike under a canopy of trees in the temperate rainforest and a private cultural city tour are just two of the special experiences we’ve created for you.
Entrée Canada’s bespoke west coast chauffeur-or-self-driven adventures encompass some of British Columbia’s most sought-after destinations. From rejuvenating treatments in luxurious spas, to exquisite Pacific Rim cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs, every moment is thoughtfully curated to ensure your pleasure and comfort. Whether it’s an alfresco picnic in August on the shores of Tofino or whizzing down the snow-covered mountains of Whistler Blackcomb in February, you can experience the best of Canada three hundred and sixty five days a year.