|Welcome to the latest series of Super, Neighbours blog posts where we highlight incredible travel destinations in British Columbia!|
Over the past few months Charles McDiarmid and his team had been working on improving the insides of these rooms in the Pointe building, and even as he was walking me through all of the renovations they had completed I kept being drawn to the window, and this:
Enjoy that one minute and twelve second view, minus the sound of the waves crashing. I wanted to give you a taste but you really have to experience it; a quick video clip could never do it justice.
The rooms weren't quite ready to be inhabited when I was there but here are a couple of shots they provided of the show suite we toured through. I don't know that "updated" would be the proper term for what they've done inside as they've essentially redone the entire place top to bottom. From the drywall to the glass walls in the showers to the floating flatscreen TVs that pop up out of the dressers, everything has been done over, and it is somehow stunning yet not over-the-top. I think that view might have something to do with it.
And for reference, I shot that video from the window on the left.
You didn't think I'd get on a ferry and then drive more than 200 kilometres just to see a room and turn back did you? No way! They were kind enough to host me for a couple of nights in the Beach building. Here's a look at my room and a peek at the view of Chesterman beach. I shot this about ten seconds before I took the wool Bay blanket out of the closet and cozied up with it in front of the fireplace.
Something else that's new at the Wick are these Relais & Chateaux/Wickninnish co-branded Kleen Kanteens to fill up and take out exploring.
And explore I did! Last visit I pretty much only hung out on Chesterman beach but this time I headed the other direction and came across some intense tide pool action.
And lastly, this sweet beach! It's called White Shell Beach and it's located right next to The Wick. It's not open to the public but is available to be booked for weddings and special events.
Stay tuned for Part 3 when Charles and I enjoy dinner at the Wickaninnish's Pointe Restaurant, then Part 4 when I go on a crazy fishing adventure with Cleanline Sportfishing.