Transforming from resource outpost to hippie enclave and now a resort town, Tofino is Vancouver Island's favorite outdoorsy retreat. It's not surprising that surf fans, families and city-escaping Vancouverites keep coming: packed with activities and blessed with spectacular local beaches, it sits on Clayoquot Sound, where forested mounds rise from roiling, ever-dramatic waves.
When in Tofino, seafood is the cuisine to have! We stumbled across The Fish Store and Oyster Bar and absolutely fell in love. This place is so good that we ate dinner here both nights! Really revivals what you'd find in the culinary rich and snobby San Francisco Bay Area. High quality seafood paired with fresh ingredients and friendly service made it an easy favorite. Must tries are the seafood chowder and the smoked fish platter. And of course, make sure to get yourself a round of raw oysters!
My girlfriend and I just returned from Tofino! We made a cool video about it as well! Love your content
Tofino is known for being the pearl of Vancouver Island. In Victoria and during our hitchhike towards Tofino, we only heard good things about the most western place of Canada. During summer you see the population double due to the great interest that the destination has on surfers and tourists. The village of 2000 inhabitants has its main income of tourism.
Tofino is everything you could want out of a west coast vacation: wind-swept beaches that are perfect for surfing, old growth forests that are great for hiking, and countless opportunities to relax and enjoy nature. Oh, and tacos. Incredible, delicious tacos.
A much-loved Tofino institution, folks return to Hatch for the patio and the pub scene—it’s the only one in town, in fact. Recline waterfront and take in sweeping views of Tofino Inlet at the day’s end, or stay past dark for good times. We’re open from 11 AM to late night, every day.
Surfing in Tofino! Shout out to any Planet Smashers fans. Sweet photo!
No matter the Tofino weather, Shelter restaurant’s bustling indoor restaurant and glorious outdoor patio make sure you have all your bases covered. With everything from local waters specialties to casual fare, my go-to for warming up after an outdoor adventure is to start with the Suze Crispy Calamari followed by the Tofino Surf Bowl. With a choice of local wild salmon or marinated free-run chicken, this hearty bowl is filled with steamed vegetables, teriyaki sauce, sesame jasmine rice, spicy yogurt and cilantro.