Tofino, BC Canada
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About Tofino, BC, Canada
Super Natural Tofino, BC, Canada
Tofino, BC, Canada is an oasis of old-growth rainforests, wildlife, solitude, recreation and exploration. Locals include whales, eagles, bears, salmon, otters, cougars, wolves, herons, ospreys, and steelhead; and visitors are migrating whales and birds. Tofino is recognized as a peaceful place where one can kick back, breathe, feed and enjoy.
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TVR, locally owned and managed since 1998, offers guests a portfolio of privately owned beachfront and oceanfront cabins, homes, townhouses, suites and condos. Sleeps 6. Tofino.
True west coast style cabins with 4 suites. Full kitchens, wifi, fireplaces, BBQs. Close to beaches, shops, whale watching and famous Wild Pacific Trail. Sleeps 6. $125-275 per night. Ucluelet.
Luxurious Tofino home; quiet setting, three bedrooms, full kitchen, open living room, fireplace TV, DVD, surround, hot tub, deck, BBQ, wifi, foosball, large yard. Sleeps 6. $150-450 per night. Tofino.
Cottages on MacKenzie Beach: Sandy beach, sheltered ocean bay. All cabins view the Pacific Ocean. Hot tub, indoor pool, laundry, wifi, BBQ, quiet, friendly. Sleeps 6. $99-$409 per night. Tofino.
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Origins of the Tofino, BC, Canada Settlement
Initially the European settlement was centered on Clayoquot Island, just off the shore of present-day Tofino village. Soon, the residents moved across the water to the peninsula where there was more land. By 1913 Tofino was an established settlement for Europeans who joined the First Nations peoples looking to living in this beautiful environment. In 2014 people from all over the world come to Tofino to live, vacation and experience the super natural world of rainforests, ocean and wildlife. We welcome you to hang with the locals and chill west coast style.
Tofino – The European Name
In 1792 Tofino was named by the two Spanish explorers Captains Galiano and Valdez after their teacher Spanish hydrographer Vicente Tofino de San Miguel. Contrary to popular beliefe, Vicente Tofino was not on the voyage but was highly regarded by his students.
Tla-o-quiaht nation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
For thousands of years, Nuu-chah-nulth people lived in harmony with the natural world: The forest protected the salmon streams and salmon are key to the intricate web of animal and plant life. One of the most important Nuu-chah-nulth teachings, a lesson learned by each successive generation, is that everything is connected and natural surroundings are a gift to be honoured with respect.
Tough City – Tofino, BC, Canada
The European settlers found Tofino a the rugged landscape with the strong ocean and the rainforest climate. The rain proved to be a challenge for people. Hence the nickname’Tough City’. Tofino lived from the resources of ocean and forest and remained a remote area with boats the only access option. The arrival of ships bringing supplies was an occasion to celebrate!
Tofino, BC, Canada
The Canadian Pacific Rim National Park, right beside Tofino, BC, Canada became s a park in 1971. Famous Meares Island, just a kayak away from downtown Tofino, BC, Canada has been officially protected by the Nuu-chah-nulth since 1984. In 1993, hundreds of people came out to protect the forests of Clayoquot Sound which surrounds and includes Tofino, BC, Canada. These environmentalists risked jail and brought world-wide attention to stop logging. We are in debt to their commitment. In 2000, Clayoquot Sound was declared a World Biosphere Reserve.
Road Links Tofino, BC, Canada to Outside World
In the 1950′s a logging road was built from Port Alberni (or Port as locals call it). Tourists were eager to visit the beautiful setting of Tofino and the road could be accessed on weekends. Adventurous tourists made the trip along the gravel road to Tofino – even then Tofino was known for it’s supernatural environment. In 1972 the road was paved. And today we all use that same road to drive to Tofino. In Tofino you are at the end of the Trans-Canada Highway, check out the sign at Tofino’s First Street Dock.
Tofino Bike Path or MUP
One great community resource the village offers is our bike path or multi-user path (MUP) that connects the beaches, local neighbourhoods and the downtown village. The path is level and separate from the vehicle road, running parallel to it. Bikers, skateboarders, walkers, runners, and dogs (walking their humans) share the path making it a place to meet neighbours and friends.
Tofino, BC, Canada Beaches
Explore the great beaches, wonderful surf and calm kayaking waters. Tofino has 4 spectacular beaches: Cox Bay, Chesterman Beach, MacKenzie Beach, and Tonquin Beach. Long Beach is just down the road in the Pacific Rim Park. Surf is plentiful in crystal clean water; lots of room and the vibe is friendly. Kayaking offers the chance to get up close to the wildness side of nature and the many birds and animals that live here.
Ken Gibson is a long-time resident of Tofino and an invaluable source of local information. He has been kind enough to share many of his chronicles of Tofino with us and we have posted them for your reading and enjoyment. This West Coast of Canada is an amazing place and the people who made it their home in the early days are equally as fascinating. Check out the Tofino Stories by Ken Gibson on our Tofino Blog.
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