TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
On the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, sits the village of Tofino. Nestled in the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Tofino is a prime destination for year-round surfing, beach time, exploring the outdoors through a number of guided activities and seeking inspiration from the wild.
The village of Tofino is a laid back community with a population under 2000 people, located on the Esowista Peninsula on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The Tofino area has become one of British Columbia's top year-round vacation destinations for those who revel in unspoiled wilderness. Vancouver Island’s rugged West Coast is uniquely wild, beautiful and untouched. The Pacific Ocean crashes on rocky outcrops and washes over miles of sandy beaches. Magnificent groves of old growth Cedar and Sitka Spruce stand tall over quiet rainforest trails.
Tofino is known for a laid-back lifestyle, with casual attire acceptable at even the best restaurants. During stormy winter weather, we recommend raincoats and gumboots, and you will want to pack a toque and gloves. Tofino weather can be full of surprises. Layers that include quick-drying polar fleece and/or wool are a good idea year-round, even in summer for misty morning and evenings that can cool down quickly. Bring along sunglasses because the sun can shine brightly, even in storm season!