I had the best time in Tofino. It was a great escape from the city. Tranquil and pretty even when the weather wasn’t cooperating. I ate well. I slept well. I did some cool things and went on fun hikes. Even the drive across the island was beautiful and full of cool things to discover. If I haven’t convinced you yet of how wonderful and beautiful Tofino and its surrounding areas, then hopefully this set of photos filled with some of my favourite shots will.
Chesterman Beach in Tofino
This 2.7 km long beach is a favourite for those visiting Tofino. With many easy access points, there are lots of surfers in the area.
Trails of Pacific Rim National Park
The Pacific Rim National Park, along the west coast of Vancouver Island, is broken up into three areas consisting of Long Beach, the Broken Group Island and the famous West Coast Trail. Of the three, the Long Beach area, which runs between Tofino and Ucluelet, is the most easily accessible. There are a number of trails in this section which are short and relatively easy. We opted to go with one of the Rainforest Trails allowing us to explore the temperate rainforest and look at giant red cedar and western hemlock trees. In the summers, the park rangers run interpretive programs where you can hear directly from those most familiar with the area. Lucky for me (or maybe not so depending on how you look at it) C studied biology and I found out way too much about everything we saw.
Long Beach at Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach is the longest and largest of the beaches in Pacific Rim National Park stretching over 16 km long. Because of how exposed it is to the Pacific Ocean, the beach area has turned into a popular surfing site. We climbed up onto Incinerator Rock which gave a great view of the whole beach stretch.