Great Canadian Road Trip: Nanaimo to Tofino
The Pacific Coast Highway. Red Rock Country. Route 66. Road trips are about as American as apple pie but, here in Canada, we have our own epic drives. And the journey from Nanaimo to Tofino is one of them. To be honest, I hadn’t even heard of Tofino, a town of only 2,000 people on Vancouver Island, until several years ago after a couple friends returned from British Columbia in a state of rapture. With its mystical and moody beaches, Tofino is a natural paradise in itself, but it would be…
Established in 1970, Pacific Rim National Park is a spellbinding natural wonderland
Imagine: An open forest of trees so twisted and stunted they look like broccoli, reaching up from a mass of thick, wet moss, drenched in rain that collects in pools. A forest of trees so huge, tall and ancient we all look like little children beside them. A world of vivid green moss, arching ferns, and a mass of plants so thick it's impossible to see the soil beneath it. Both images are part of the rainforest. What the rainforest looks like depends on the soil, topography, proximity to the…
Tofino Restaurants: From Budget Eats to Fine Dining
Travellers will find a myriad of delicious eats in Tofino, British Columbia to suit all budgets. Tip #1: Eat the coastal seafood. And lots of it.
Vancouver Island Hiking: Tofino and Ucluelet
Even as you break a sweat trekking along winding pathways and climbing steep flights of stairs, Vancouver Island hiking trails in Tofino and Ucluelet feel more like a meditative journey than an arduous workout. Calming and healing, they offer some of the best hikes in BC. They're treasures of nature, where you’ll feel the inescapable yearning to reconnect with both your inner self and the world. There’s no need to force it. It just happens. You can start with one — or, better yet, both — of…
Surfs Up/Back from Tofino
About 5 & a half hours travel time from Vancouver, Tofino and the surrounding area are extraordinarily beautiful. It is not by accident that Pacific Rim National Park and the Clayaquot UNESCO Biosphere Reserve have been created as examples of British Columbia's great temperate rainforests. The geography showcases a series of sweeping ocean beaches and offshore rocky islands, magnificent coastal forests, first nations's people and their ancient culture. Add in migratory grey whales, sea…
3 Days In Tofino | Top Things To See & Do | Go Live Explore
How to spend 3 days in Tofino! I've compiled the best things to do, top beaches, where to stay, great places to eat and how to get there.
Tofino With Kids - A Stormwatching and beach-combing paradise
Tofino, British Columbia, sits at the edge of the Pacific on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island. This Insider's Guide shares travel tips on where to stay, eat and what to do in this wilderness paradise. | british columbia | pnw | summer vacation | thetravellingmom.ca