Vancouver to Tofino Adventures – good food, coffee and surf shops

Tofino Scene with houseboats and mountains

Our Tofino adventure was made up of fun nights with friends, late night hot tubs, a beach photoshoot, adventures in the wilderness and some yummy food. We also happened across a Rip Curl surf competition and got to take in some of the festivities while watching gnarly surfer dudes and dudettes compete! The over 50 category was especially radical.

About Tofino

This picturesque coastal town of 1000 people is nestled in between ancient rainforests with friendly locals and an overabundance of small coffee shops and locally brewed beer. One of my favourite things to do was just walk around town taking pictures of the buildings and palm trees with the mountains and ocean as a background.


Cozy Surf Airbnb TofinoTofino Shack tofino Beach Flat Lay with phone, coffee and mapBeach house in Tofino with palm trees

We took a little trip to the nearby town of Ucluelet and stumbled upon a delicious pit stop, Ukee Dogs. They had lots of vegan options and, again, delicious coffee. Perfect coffee seems to be a ‘thing’ in this area… competition is tough! Coffee in Uckuelet The beach wasn’t too warm, but the weekend eventually warmed up! It must have been cold for the surfers.people walking down beach in Tofino Tofino Mermaid Tail Surfers in Tofino on beach walkingtofino Beach  Tofino Lookout Radar tower Guy in Cathedral Grove black and white  Whale Place in TofinoTofino Marina with seaweed Tofino Hut                   tofino Beach Rip Curl Our beautiful AirBNB was a modern architecturally designed home – It was so relaxing and peaceful with it’s picture windows and hot tub and it even had a hammock!              you+me.       On our way back from  Tofino we stopped in Port Alberni at a fantastic veg*n restaurant called Teas me Teaz. After eating our delicious quesadillas, the owner and cook came out to chat with each table. He pointed to the greens I left on my plate and informed me he picked those wild watercress from a nearby river himself earlier that day. I quickly ate what was left. Oh, and Port Alberni still had cherry blossoms left… and lots of them! 

We mad a stop at Cathedral Grove on the way to Tofino to check out some of the ancient moss covered trees. These endangered Douglas fir’s  are about 800 years old and measure 75 m (250 ft) in height and 9 m (29 ft) in circumference.

Mossy Trees Cathedral grove

tall trees driving through Vancouver Island

On the Ferry on the way back we got a little show of some nearby killer whales! A perfect end to a classic west coast trip.

Ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver

Ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo

Whales on Ferry


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