Dock Talk

The Wickaninnish Restaurant on Long Beach

Canadian Princess Resort - June 27, 2011

Entering into the Pacific Rim National Park, one feels the forest take back the land. Turning left off the freeway onto Wick road towards the Wickaninnish restaurant, trees line both sides of the road as it shoots towards the ocean. Wickaninnish means “roaring waters” and is fitting for this long sandy beach which experiences violent storms during the winter. The Wickaninnish restaurant is unique in that it is the only building for miles in any direction. It shares the building with the Wickaninnish Interpretative Centre that offers a unique guide into historical first nation tribes in the area as well as the wildlife that can be seen regularly.
 
The fine dining, coupled with watching the sun go down over the horizon and catching a glimpse of the occasional passing whale makes for a truly unique dining experience. If you have time after or before your meal, a stroll down the beach will bring you by the sand dunes where tracks from bears, wolves, and even cougars are spotted from time to time.
 
Complementary shuttles leave the Canadian Princess Resort for the Wickaninnish restaurant daily at 5:30 and 6:30pm. Reservations can be made through the front desk or through the restaurant itself. http://www.wickaninnish.ca/. It is hard to beat a day of fishing on the water topped off with a great meal while watching the colours of the day fade away.  
 
           
From the bridge,
 
-Chris White