We are two couples from San Diego who love fine dining and great food and would like to stay and eat at one of these places this Summer. I realize the two places are different in many ways. We've visited Sooke Harbor for dinner maybe 10 years ago, loved the whole vibe there at the time and promised ourselves we'd return for a 2-3 day stay someday. We've never visited nor eaten at Wickaninnish but it's been highly recommended by a third couple who stayed there recently.
Wickaninnish Inn looks to be an all around more upscale establishment, but I can't seem to find any reports on the dining there. Plus, it's going to be difficult and expensive for us to fly into Tofino.
Sooke Harbour had quite a reputation for dining years ago, but it seems to me I've read or heard somewhere that it's gone downhill recently. It's easier to get to, but wouldn't want to schedula a trip there if the food is just so-so as there seems little else to do in Sooke but eat.
We'd sure appreciate some local feedback from folks who've recently been to either place. We're primarily interested in the dining aspects, but anything else to help us make a decision would be appreciated. Thanks.
485 Wick, Ucluelet, BC V0R, CA