Winter Storm watching at The Wickaninnish Inn

Kad
All around the world, Unique in the world
  • Author: relais3
  • Duration: 00:00:49
  • Views: 2302
  • Rating: 0/10 (0 ratings)
Close Preview
Close
Add to my channel selection

My channels


Create a new channel


Close
Note

To save your rating, you must create an account


Already member ? login you :

Email :
Password :


Close
Save in your favorites

To save in your favorites, you must create an account


Already member ? login you :

Email :
Password :


Close
Channels

To create an channel, you must create an account


Already member ? login you :

Email :
Password :


Close
Message

To send your message, you must be registered


Already member ? login you :

Email :
Password :


Close
Share this video with your friends

Your e-mail address

Your friends' emails (one e-mail per field)


Add a personal message (optional)

Please wait
Close
Blog / Copy this video

Where do you want to paste the video?

On a personal website, on a weblog or eBay, etc...

On a forum

In an email, in MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Messenger, etc...
 

 

Description:
While most of Canada lives winter under a blanket of white, the West Coast of Vancouver Island grows green, green, green as it witnesses the fury of howling gales, 20-foot breakers, and enough rainfal[...]


Description:

While most of Canada lives winter under a blanket of white, the West Coast of Vancouver Island grows green, green, green as it witnesses the fury of howling gales, 20-foot breakers, and enough rainfall to keep our pristine temperate rainforest alive and well. All this drama is courtesy of the Gulf of Alaska’s Aleutian Low, formed from the growing contrast between the warm air over the North Pacific and the cooler landmasses of Asia and America . The ensuing natural furor is a spectacular site for the newly initiated, or for the “seasoned” winter storm watching enthusiast. Since 1996, the Wickaninnish Inn has been the original winter storm watching destination on Canada’s West Coast (see our aptly-named Storm Watchers package) but how, oh how, did we even come up with this concept? Leave it up to the McDiarmid family for originality, but long before plans for the Wickaninnish Inn were even inked on blueprints, the family hiked a rugged shoreline trail to their cabin built on the first point west past the Inn. When a winter storm hit, a frequent occurrence from November through February, the McDiarmid kids would sit by the fire and watch the waves explode against the rocky shore so much better than television! Some thirty years later, The Inn was designed so that every single room, suite and public space would allow for a view of the ocean and that all guests would live the excitement of viewing our legendary West Coast winter storms from luxurious comfort inside. For a closeup of the storm action, reserve a couples massage in Ancient Cedars Spa's Cedar Sanctuary, our hand-adzed cedar cabin right out on the ocean’s edge. Of course, we encourage you to don your Wickaninnish Inn raingear (handily hanging in your closet) and venture out for your own taste of storm season! One of our favorite pastimes is beachcombing along Chesterman Beach, but really, all beaches in the area can prove very rewarding with nature’s bounty. If you’re lucky -very lucky- you may just end up with a Japanese glass float. These hand blown pieces, looking much like big glass bubbles, were once used by fisherman to keep their nets afloat. It’s rumored that millions of these popular collectors’ items are swirling around with the Pacific currents, so happy hunting! Once your beach walk is done and your camera (or spouse) is begging for mercy, you can retreat to the Driftwood Lounge for a hot beverage while your raingear hangs in our custom boot drying closet Yes, there is such a thing, after all, we’re on the West Coast! Another recommended activity during winter storm season is spending the day at Hot Springs Cove, waves permitting. These mineral hot springs are located within the Maquinna Provincial Park (read: no “I visited Hot Springs Cove t-shirts” for sale here), and accessible only by air (a 25 minute flight) or boat (about 70 minutes, give or take some potential nature sightings). We’re happy to pack you a delicious lunch, arrange for your transportation, and off you go for some therapeutic soaking. Of course, with Tofino’s reputation as “Surf City, Canada”, we must pay homage to the winter surf. A Tofino winter is true surfing paradise, with giant waves breaking on seemingly deserted beaches. Tofino is home to a number of professional surfers, and this is their time to take advantage of prime conditions. Novice surfers will want to enlist the aid of one of our local surf schools, whose experienced instructors will help you select the right size wetsuit and ensure you catch that first wave. If your high school track & field injury is still acting up (no, no, we believe you), you can always watch your loved ones take their surf lesson on Chesterman Beach right from your table at The Pointe Restaurant. Now that we’ve told you all about this winter storm season, it’s only natural that you travel to the Inn expecting tempestuous skies and the wail of a powerful wind, but we must warn you that Tofino winters also bring days of brilliant sunshine yes, sunshine peeking in between winter storms! That’s the magic of our rugged coast and its temperate rainforest: Mother Nature runs the show, and she does it on a whim! In other words, don’t forget to pack your sunglasses. There’s so much to see and do or not do, if your wish is to curl up by your fireplace- in and around the Wickaninnish Inn during winter storm watching season. Be our guest during this most unique of Canadian winters and experience the original winter storm watching destination, the Wickaninnish Inn.

Discover this Relais & Châteaux in British Columbia



Video added on: 30-12-2008 14:59:47
Categories: restaurant hotel spa
Keywords: wickaninnish british columiba canada tofino resort storm watching beach pacific ocean vancouver island

Language: English
Shooting location: Canada


Video address: http://en.relaischateaux.tv/video/iLyROoafJ98F.html
Add this video to your blog or website (Copy/paste the HTML text below) :

On the same theme

Views: 739
Duration: 00:03:05
Added on 22-05-2009
 
Views: 616
Duration: 00:00:26
Added on 23-02-2011
 
Views: 269
Duration: 00:01:28
Added on 23-02-2011
 
Views: 581
Duration: 00:04:41
Added on 23-02-2011
 
Views: 1755
Duration: 00:02:52
Added on 23-07-2013
 
Views: 45
Duration: 00:00:54
Added on 23-07-2013
 
Views: 14452
Duration: 00:03:24
Added on 30-03-2011
 
Views: 11406
Duration: 00:03:10
Added on 29-12-2011
 
Views: 10363
Duration: 00:03:08
Added on 24-02-2012
 
Views: 14071
Duration: 00:03:08
Added on 09-11-2010
 
Views: 13492
Duration: 00:06:02
Added on 17-04-2009
 
Views: 11602
Duration: 00:02:36
Added on 05-01-2011
 
Views: 10868
Duration: 00:03:06
Added on 06-12-2011
 
Canada
CanadaCanadaCanada
Channel created by relais3 containing 7 videos
France
FranceFranceFrance
Channel created by relais3 containing 137 videos

 
Page built: 2014 11 29 02:08:54