With the low Canadian dollar we have been given all the more reason to explore the Great White North this Year. This weekend: Tofino, BC.
Three hours west of Nanaimo lies Tofino, one of Canada's most majestic getaways. The towering trees, perched eagles and endless beaches gives Tofino its natural draw, but the new wave of breweries, festivals, shops and restaurants are making this spot a travel must.
Here are our top picks:
Kuma - Mouth watering Japanese comfort food! Great prices and fantastic food. The staff are wonderful and the Chicken Karaage and the Yuzu cocktail are still in my dreams. Open for dinner (and weekend happy hour)
Wolf and Fog - Voted by Air Canada magazine as the top new resturant in Canada. Boasting local ingredients, fantastic cocktails and west coast modern decor. It is an easy must. Open Breakfast - Lunch – Dinner.
Tofino Brewery - laidback atmosphere, great beer and friendly staff. This local favourite is quickly
becoming a big player in Canadian craft beer scene. Growlers and bottles available - drink in or out.
Long Beach Lodge - looking for a view, you’ve found it. Sitting right on Cox Bay, watch the surfers while sipping cocktails and enjoying the lovely staff in this beautiful great room. Must try the wings on their Après Surf menu.
Caravan Beach Shop- beautifully curated shop featuring works from one of our favs Cathy Terepocki of Granted Clothing and lust-worthy local landscape photos from Circa 1983.
Pina Styles - Great little shop with locally screened printed apparel for women, mens and kids. All original designs.
Ocean Village - Stay right on the beach with endless views in these perfect vintage gothic A-frames. Kitchenettes included and dog friendly. Tofino's first resort and still our favourite
Tofino Food and Wine Festival - June 6th
Appies by local chefs paired with BC wines and Island microbrews located at the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Live music with long time friends of the festivalis a must if you are around in June, but warning tickets do sell out
Rubber boots, toque, cowichan sweater, rain coat and your pup
Eat, sleep,drink, shop, surf and explore - Tofino