Entries by Laurissa Cebryk

A History of Surfing in Tofino

Tofino is the self-proclaimed Surf Capital of Canada, but it wasn’t always that way. From handcrafted wooden longboards with surfers learning to hang ten, to the champion short board wave riders of today, there is a deep history to Tofino’s shores. Dive into the history of surfing in Tofino, and discover the how its unique […]

Visiting Tofino with Your Dog

Heading to the coast of Vancouver Island, but not sure about bringing your dog along for the ride? You’re in luck. Tofino might be one of the most dog-friendly locations to be found. From endless outdoor activities, to pet-friendly accommodation just about everywhere, dog lovers and fur baby travelers are in good company. Still not […]

Tofino: The Ultimate Destination

For some, a vacation means shuffling around in an oversized robe, spa days, incredible restaurants and first-class accommodation fit with five star views. For others, it means living out of a backpack, sleeping on the ground and scraping mud and dirt off of hiking boots for weeks following. But what about those who live somewhere […]

Canso Bomber Plane Hike

The year was 1945 and the Royal Canadian Air Force Canso 11007 bomber plane had just departed from the Tofino Airbase. On board were four bombs, fuel and twelve crew members. Moments after taking off, the plane, the crew and its explosives went down. The fuel spilled out and lit the wreck on fire where […]

Whale Watching in Tofino, B.C.

Whale watching is one of the top things to do in Tofino, B.C. Nearly year-round, visitors can take to the seas for their chance to spot the largest mammal on earth in its natural habitat. So, where do you start? Read on to find the best time to go, what to expect, the kinds of […]

Tofino Accommodation: Then to Now

When the first public access road opened to Tofino in 1964, there wasn’t much to the small town at its end. The gravel, pot-holed endeavor terminated in a remote village that was surrounded by untouched, rugged beauty. Wild animals owned the towering forests, and sleeping options were limited. However, with the development of the Pacific […]

Tofino Stay-cation

When the peak summer season hits, Tofino can be last place the locals actually want to be. So, where do you go on vacation from the ultimate vacation destination? The Lone Cone Mountain Hostel and Campground on Meares Island may offer the perfect solution. It’s close enough for those who can’t get more than a […]

Tofino Art Galleries

Although Tofino draws a lot of surfers and adventurers, the small town also has more than its fair share of talented artists. From glass blowing to land paintings and traditional First Nations carvings, there is no shortage of delightful displays to stumble upon during your visit. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to […]

Summertime in Tofino

Summer is singing its sweet song on the West Coast at last. Besides longer days, calmer surf (see Winter Storm Watching), and less rain, there is a surge of fresh new activities that locals and visitors alike can finally jump into.   The Tofino Public Market Starting May Long Weekend all the way until October […]