Entries by Laurissa Cebryk

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 […]

Surfing Season

With the anticipated Rip Curl Pro having come and gone to the shores of Cox Bay, locals are almost always left wanting more. Luckily, Tofino will always have more to surfing competitions to offer. From May 12-14th hundreds of locals lined the beach to watch one of Tofino’s favourite surf competitions of the year – […]

Tofino’s Favourite Festivals

There always seems to be something going on in Tofino. Whether it’s a surf competition, an art festival, a cultural event or something revolving around food, visitors and locals alike will be flocking to the scene. Read on to discover some of the best festivals in town!   Tofino Film Festival When: February Where: Tofino […]

Tofino Tide Pool Creatures

As the moon pulls the ocean away from the shore, certain rock features hold on to what they can of the receding water. What’s left collects into tide pools, creating safe and salty homes for numerous creatures. It also creates intriguing little windows into the underwater world for those enamored by tide pooling, a familiar […]

Things to do in Tofino besides Surfing and Beaches

Let’s face it – Tofino is most notorious for its title of Surf Capital of Canada. It also boasts being home to what stole first place in the U.K. Guardian’s category for World’s Best Wild and Remote Beaches. This means that those who dread beach-bum days might not even give Tofino a second glance. However, […]