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Tofino has a rich history and is one of the most beautiful spots to visit on the west coast. Once you visit this beautiful part of Canada, you will most likely come back. Many people visit once and then find themselves coming back to enjoy and laid back west coast lifestyle along with all the rugged beauty that Rainforest on the ocean provides.
Tofino has many great restaurants and services to make your stay comfortable, but Tofino also has many little walks and beaches that are passed up by people visiting. It is worth making time to visit the many beaches and take in the crashing surf along with the uncrowded beaches.
Pacific Rim National Park is one of the favorite vacation spots along the west coast of British Columbia. There are three regions: Long Beach, The Broken Group, and the West Coast Trail. The park is well known for its lush forests and rugged coastline. Click on our blog for more information on Pacific Rim National park, hiking trails and interesting things to do that don’t require guide services.
WHERE IS TOFINO?
Tofino is located in a region within British Columbia called “Clayoquot Sound” on the west side of Vancouver Island. It is made up of 400,000 hectares of land and marine inlets.
WHERE DID THE NAME, “TOFINO”, COME FROM?
In 1792, Clayoquot Sound’s southernmost inlet was named “Tofiño Inlet” by Spanish navy commanders Dionisio Alcalá Galiano and Cayetano Valdés. This name was coined in honor of Captain Vincent Tofiño. Captain Tofiño taught navy commander Galiano cartography. Vincente Tofiño was a Spanish navy rear admiral. He was a renowned astronomer, mathematician, and later, the King’s hydrographer. Vincente Tofiño charted the ports and coasts of Spain and the shore of North Africa between 1783-1788. He was later elected as correspondent of the Spanish Academy of History and of the French and Portuguese Academies of Sciences.