1 . Long Beach Lodge Resort

Tofino, British Columbia

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Recognized not only as #1 on our Top 10 Vancouver Luxury Lodges, but the #1 Vancouver Island Resort by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, you can rest assured that a getaway at Long Beach Lodge Resort will rise above all your expectations.

Resting on Vancouver Island's West Coast, overlooking the rolling waves, Long Beach Lodge Resort offers you a destination that truly lets you unwind at your own pace. A wide range of luxurious amenities and onsite activities make this Tofino resort the perfect place for family vacations, romantic escapes, weddings, and corporate events. No matter what you're planning you'll be in awe of the first-class service, spacious accommodations and variety of things to do. Stay in a charming coastside cottage or luxury room at the lodge with incredible ocean views. When you're ready to get out and explore, you'll find plenty of activities to keep you busy. Long Beach Lodge Resort is the only Tofino resort that offers an onsite surf school with equipment rentals and private marine adventures! So suit up and grab your board to test the waves! If you'd rather keep your feet firmly on solid ground, then join in on a Yoga class or head to the Fitness Center and break a sweat. There are also plenty of breathtaking rainforest trails surrounding the resort for hiking adventures! And when you're done for the day, unwind in the luxurious Great Room where you can enjoy a delicious meal and curl up by the fireplace.

Address

1441 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

Fun facts

Long Beach Lodge Resort has also been named #3 Resort in Canada 2011 & 2012 for Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards!

Related Onsite Offerings

Satisfy your hunger at the Great Room! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available daily, and you can indulge in a delicious meal while enjoying the incredible ocean views! If you're planning an outdoor adventure, then grab a Lunch-to-Go picnic lunch!

2 . Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina

Sooke, British Columbia

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At Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina, all you will have to worry about is what activity to try first!

The fully-equipped vacation rentals from Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina offer guests all the comforts of home alongside a wealth of great activities. Whether you need two bedrooms for a quiet getaway or four bedrooms for a family excursion you'll never forget, the rentals from Sooke Harbour Resort offer top-rated luxury accommodations for almost any group. And, whether you want to spend a day fishing the open ocean water, getting up close and personal with whales during a whale watching excursion, or speeding through the trees on a zip line, adventures are all around. With so many great activities to choose from, you'll never be bored at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina.

Address

6971 West Coast Rd. Sooke, BC V9Z 0V1

Population

11,435

Highlights

Head out onto the ocean waves and try a day of fishing. From the marina, world-class fishing is only minutes away.

3 . Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

Parksville, British Columbia

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Surround yourself with lush natural details and plenty of modern convenience at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort.

Located in a spectacular natural setting, surrounded by sandy beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers, Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort offers you the perfect blend of modern luxury and natural beauty. Each rental comes furnished with soaker tubs, open and spacious kitchens, natural timber, stone and granite details, and much more. Just outside your door, you can experience the wide variety of activities that Parksville has to offer. Parksville hosts a wide range of recreational and cultural events and offers many challenging and scenic golf courses. Spend a day on the beach or take to the water for a day of fishing. The choice is yours.

Address

1175 Resort Drive Parksville, BC V9P 2E3

Population

11,977

Elevation

98.1 m

4 . Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (250) 725 - 3100

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A sense of wonder isn't just the result of a Tofino, Canada vacation - it's a Wickaninnish Inn signature.

The list of world wonders isn't complete without a mention of Vancouver Island's West Coast. This unspoiled, pristine paradise is yours to discover, and Wickaninnish Inn puts it on a silver platter. Experience Vancouver Island nature at its wildest, with world-class accents from ocean view rooms, to Pacific Northwest cuisine, to Ancient Cedars Spa services.

Address

Wickaninnish Inn 500 Osprey Lane Box 250, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada

Related activities

Discover this remote island for yourself, with activities to do in every season. Bring your camera, and a sense of discovery, and be on your way whether by your own two feet or exploring the Pacific Rim with Lexus Canada.

Getting there

The Inn is 4.8km or 2.5mi before the town of Tofino.

5 . Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

Parksville, British Columbia

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Luxury and leisure combine at Tig-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, where you'll bet treated to an ocean of amenities and countless activities!

You'll be an ocean away from ordinary at Tigh-Na-Mara, a Pacific paradise where you're free to do everything or nothing. Immerse yourself in luxury at the Grotto Spa, which features 18 massages and treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure room, and a full salon. Cool off with a dip in the pool, soak in the whirlpool, or relax in the sauna. Kick up your feet in one of 192 unique lodgings, which overlook 22 acres of forest and ocean scenery. For some adventure, take a dip in the ocean, try your hand at deep-sea fishing, or mountain bike through the varied terrain. If you'd prefer to take it easy, stretch out on the sandy beach and catch a tan!

Address

1155 Resort Drive Parksville, Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada V9P 2E3

Mountain range

The Vancouver Island Ranges offer the height of alpine adventures! Ski, hike, or climb these pristine peaks!

Related activities

There are so many ocean adventures to be had here! Set sail for a whale watching expedition, a chartered fishing adventure, or an afternoon of sea kayaking!

6 . The Cabins at Terrace Beach

Uclulelet, British Columbia

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If you asked our No. 6 spot what its name means, it might tell you that, true to its name, the Cabins at Terrace Beach is one part viewing platform and two parts sand-and-pebble studded Vancouver Island seashore. We don’t care what you call them; we just hope you make it the final destination on your Vancouver Island luxury vacation!

To some, luxury can only mean high-class amenities, high-end accommodations and an equally elevated price tag. But at this particular Vancouver Island resort, uncluttered cabins, an unhurried lifestyle and unobstructed views of the Ucluelet waterfront blend for tranquility, luxury and peace of mind on the stunning Vancouver Island shore. Here, there’s always time to skip the smooth stones that line the Terrace Beach sands, embark on an archipelago nature cruise or search for the colorful starfish and other sea critters that lurk in the tiny pools revealed by low tide. Exposed beams, leather chairs and granite counters are just a few upscale touches featured inside Terrace Beach’s rustic chic cabins. A select few feature a timbered catwalk that leads to a lofted whirlpool tub, filled to the brim with bubbles and bordered by towels twirled into elegant swan shapes. And on the Wild Pacific Trail that serves as this Vancouver Island resort’s backyard, wooden walkways unfold into the Ucluelet wilderness just beyond the resort’s borders.

Highlights

The site of The Cabins at Terrace Beach sits near Amphitrite Point, the northern headland of the Barkley Sound and Broken Group Islands and is found not far from Tofino.

Fun facts

Terrace Beach is one of the most bio-diverse beaches on the west coast at low tide. The Cabins at Terrace Beach ask that you leave all living creatures - including starfish, anemones, crabs and plants – exactly the way you encountered them.

Related Onsite Offerings

Wonder what you’ll see from your Terrace Beach cabin? Preview the views with a visit to the live Beachcam, featured on the resort’s Web site.

7 . Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Tofino, British Columbia

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The luxury of a top resort and the rustic charm of the wilderness come together at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

Just because you're staying in a tent doesn't mean you won't be enjoying a luxury experience. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort's white canvas prospector-style tents are fully furnished with touches like in-floor heating and wood stoves to keep you cozy. More than just uniquely luxurious lodgings, you will find an exciting wealth of activities on site and in the surrounding area. Savor a meal with on-site gourmet dining or enjoy an exciting outdoor adventure with fishing, whale watching, and much more!

Address

380 Main Street Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0 Canada

Elevation

10 m

Highlights

Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat is a proud member of the BC Sustainable Tourism Collective, so your stay is sure to be sustainable.

8 . Sund's Lodge

Malcolm Island, British Columbia

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While our No. 8 spot may not have topped our list of Vancouver Island fishing resorts, we think it would be a crime for this BC luxury lodge to go overlooked for even a minute longer. For an inspired blend of fishing, luxury and relaxation on the Canadian Inside Passage, look no further than Sund’s Lodge!

It’s easy to get hooked on Vancouver Island fishing conditions like these. Chum, Chinook and Coho salmon all cruise Blackfish Sound’s waters, and Sund’s Lodge has the right stuff for reeling in your brag-worthy prize! It starts with some of the plushest fishing arrangements we’ve found – Sund’s fleet features ice cold beer, tackle, bait and bathrooms on its decks. But creature comforts are just the beginning; you’ll need some serious technology to track down these trophy catches. Sund’s Lodge is happy to comply with radar, GPS and depth finders that lead you to the fish in no time! Set among 40 acres of Malcolm Island forest, Sund’s Lodge boasts an intimate setting in the Canadian wilderness. Small log and cedar cabins may look simple, but there’s nothing rustic about these Vancouver Island accommodations. Fluffy down comforters, expansive windows and luxurious 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets wrap you in superior comfort throughout your stay.

Highlights

Although the five-course dinners are the highlight of the dining experience, no experience is more beloved at Sund’s Lodge than the Beach Bistro tradition.

Fun facts

In 1984, Dave and Sally Sund purchased the lodge and started their dream of creating the finest customer service experience in British Columbia. In 2005, their son Scott and his wife Heather Sund purchased the lodge and continue the family’s dream.

Related Onsite Offerings

Nobody leaves Sund’s Lodge empty-handed; everything you catch will be processed, packaged and ready to accompany you on your flight out of the Canadian wilderness.

9 . Ocean Village Beach Resort

Tofino, British Columbia

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Our No. 9 spot may have been named Painter’s Lodge, but we think it’s our No. 9 pick that deserves credit for its artistic talents. From arched ceilings in its cedar cottages to Tofino sunsets that paint their fuchsia hues across the Pacific Ocean horizon, Ocean Village Beach Resort is a sight to behold on your Vancouver Island vacation!

But nothing can compare to the breathtaking natural beauty of Tofino, BC, where Ocean Village Beach Resort gives you the luxury of choosing from a wide range of nearby Vancouver Island adventures. Cruise the waters around Barkley Sound for sea lions, bears, eagles and three types of native whales: the Orca, grey and humpback. The island’s forests, mountains and ocean waters are all impressive, but nothing is more humbling than witnessing these gentle giants surface mere inches from where your boat or kayak bobs. Overlooking the sandy shores of MacKenzie Beach, Ocean Village Beach Resort’s gothic-arched cedar cottages are only 60 ft. from the Pacific Ocean’s waters. If the idea of swimming in Orca-inhabited waters is more terrifying than thrilling, this Vancouver Island luxury resort also houses a spacious saltwater pool and soothing hot tub to dip into at the end of each day.

Highlights

So you can truly get away from it all on your Vancouver Island vacation, Ocean Village Beach Resort has no TVs, phones or radios in the rooms.

Getting there

If you are driving from Victoria, head north on Highway 1 and follow the signs to Nanaimo. Continue north on Highway 19 just outside of Nanaimo and just before Parksville, turn onto the Pacific Rim Highway (Highway 4), and follow the signs to Port Alberni. Keep right and continue to follow Highway 4 through Port Alberni, heading west. At the Tofino-Ucluelet junction, turn right, enjoy the scenery and proceed to Ocean Village Beach Resort.

Fun facts

Archipelago tours aboard the Raincoast Maiden, a luxurious 53-ft. yacht, lead you on a scenic route through the Broken Group Islands and include a gourmet lunch featuring fresh salmon, fruit and more!

10 . Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

Courtenay, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 663 - 7929

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We’ve found a destination that’s destined to impress on your Vancouver Island vacation. Though the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa is actually set on the island’s eastern shore, we found directional influences of another kind inside this British Columbia luxury spa retreat.

Whether it be gourmet dining or au naturale spa treatments that showcase Vancouver Island’s natural wonders, West Coast influences abound at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort. Outstanding West Coast cuisine and panoramic views of Gartley Bay are on the menu inside Kingfisher Oceanside’s elegant dining room. The Kingfisher spa menu includes minerals from the Brittany Coast, seaweed plucked from coastal waters and natural sea salts culled from nearby Vancouver Island beaches. And throughout your Kingfisher stay, you’ll be treated to warm welcomes and traditional West Coast hospitality. You could settle for just one, but we think a true Vancouver Island luxury vacation means never having to choose! Kingfisher Oceanside Resort must have had the same thought in mind when it came out with its Sleep, Savour and Spa package that pairs one restful night’s sleep in a luxurious Vancouver Island hotel suite with a delicious breakfast and an invigorating visit to the spa’s exclusive Pacific Mist Hydropath.

Highlights

The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa is comprised of 64 lodge-style ocean view rooms and beachfront suites situated on Gartley Bay in Vancouver Island’s Comox Valley.

Getting there

The Kingfisher is a one hour drive north of Nanaimo, or eight kilometers south of Courtenay, which is midway up the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. It is also only a 2 ½ -hour drive north of Victoria on the Island Highway 19, or a 3-hour drive from Vancouver, which includes a 1 ½-hour scenic BC Ferries ride from Horseshoe Bay.

Fun facts

Truly unique to North America, the Pacific Mist Hydropath® offers the many benefits of hydrotherapy including remineralization, detoxification and relaxation in a setting that evokes the Island's natural elements.

11 . Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia

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Aboriginal ancestors once lived, hunted and fished the same land and waters that surround the legendary Quadra Island lodge in our No. 11 spot. While its traditional artworks are a sight to behold, we think you’ll really appreciate Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge’s ability to offer unequaled luxury on your Vancouver Island vacation!

At Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge, the same scenery that greeted the Aborigines welcomes you to this Vancouver Island lodge. Outside, sacred bald eagles soar in clear blue skies, killer whales reign over Pacific Ocean waters and swirling tides leave their footprint on the Vancouver Island sands. And Discovery Passage’s breathtaking vistas are always in sight, even when sunk into the hot tub’s soothing depths. But inside, you’ll find Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge’s nod to modern-day comforts. Beachfront cottages and cozy Vancouver Island vacation homes bathe you in luxury with jetted tubs, wraparound decks and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the views. Just minutes from the lodge, Aboriginal Journeys specializes in awe-inspiring adventures into Quadra Island’s most scenic terrain; some are even guided by an elder from the island’s We-Wai-Kai First Nation! With knowledgeable locals at the helm of these Vancouver Island excursions, you’re in for a behind-the-scenes tour of playful porpoises, majestic grizzlies and stunning coastal sea creatures.

Highlights

Continue your discovery of the colorful and extraordinary history of the Kwagiulth People at the Kwagiulth Museum in Cape Mudge Village, a short drive or brisk walk from the Lodge.

Getting there

The lodge is located on Quadra Island, a 10-minute ferry ride from downtown Campbell River, Vancouver Island. Campbell River is serviced by Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain Air, with several flights daily from either terminals arriving at Vancouver International Airport. Comox airport, only 50 minutes south of Campbell River, is the North Island destination for West Jet with regular direct flights from Calgary, Edmonton and beyond.

Related Onsite Offerings

Authentic arts and crafts are available at either the Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge or museum gift shop. Choose from a selection of delicately carved ceremonial masks, cedar strip baskets, art prints or gold and silver jewelry.

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