As the burnt-orange sun sank into the sea, a half-dozen walkers on the beach stopped, stared and clapped at the particularly gorgeous sunset. That was the evening’s big entertainment at Tofino, B.C., way out on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Once an isolated fishing and logging village, Tofino, home to about 1,900 people, and its neighbor Ucluelet have morphed into comfortable getaway destinations amid a glory of ocean wilderness and lush rain forests. You can sleep in comfort, even luxury, at more than a dozen oceanfront places near Tofino — hotels and condo/cabin resorts. Then spend your days strolling the miles-long sandy beaches and forest trails. Take small-boat tours or kayaks to surrounding islands. Or just laze around and watch the waves, maybe even some orcas or gray whales, from the comfort of your room as you crank up that gas fireplace.

Source: Seattle Times