I think everyone should put Tofino on their bucket lists. I experienced Tofino in one of the lowest points of my life, and I left as though it was one of the highest moments of my life. Vancouver Island in itself is so charming, but I was always drawn to it that much more, as my late Nana was always so fond of it. I went there to discover exactly that.
Tofino is known as a hippie beach town, that attracts all sorts of characters but mostly surfers and down to earth sorts. Which just made me fall more in love. It is a particularly natural place with rugged beaches, wildlife galore, family owned businesses, and unreal food.
I was fortunate enough to spend 4 days/ 3 nights in Tofino. Each day filled with sunshine and hikes, and beaches, and all the salty air goodness that makes your lungs remember what its like to really breathe. I took my camera out a lot less than I normally do, but I snapped quite a few great photos along the way.
I rented a car from Victoria, and wound my way through the mountains to Tofino in a racing and adrenaline packed 4 hours. I checked into my AirBNB the Red Crow Guest House. An amazing place run by fantastic little family. I slept in a king size bed, and indulged in breakfast in bed. I woke up excited for everyday and ready to explore all of the West Coast goodness out there. I visited as many beaches and trails as I could, and I am so lucky to have been able to experience it all.
I left Tofino a new person, and I hope everyone one day can visit Tofino if only to let it lift your spirits a bit, and fill your lungs with its oceanic magic.
Peep some of the photos of my adventures:
I hope this has inspired you to consider Tofino for your bucket list. It is an eye and heart opening place.