Tofino is a small community on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, known for its natural beauty and surf culture. It sits at the northern tip of the Esowista Peninsula, engulfed by the wilds of Clayoquot Sound. Tofino overlooks Vargas Island to the northwest and Meares Island to the east, while the eastern edge of the peninsula is skirted by the Pacific Ocean. Tofino lies adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and its exquisite beaches line an ancient coastal temperate rainforest. Between a wild setting and remote location perched on the continent’s edge, one can consider Tofino a sort of land’s end oasis. Although there are only about 2,000 permanent residents, the area welcomes over 750,000 visitors annually. Aquatic visitors also flock to Tofino. Each spring 25,000 grey whales pass through the sound! Let us explore the best of what this community has to offer, from local gems to unmissable, longstanding favourites.

Source: Beautiful BC Magazine