Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia is one of those small towns that everyone must visit at least once in their lifetime.
A mysterious, uplifting energy envelopes the whole region and once you've been, you vow to return (many even devise a plan to move there).
When we visited in September, I absolutely fell in love with the whole Tofino area. Situated at the end of a long peninsula that juts out into the Pacific Ocean, Tofino is at the Pacific terminus of the Trans-Canada highway.
A myriad of beaches line the coast of this breath-taking penisula and it is said that the cleanest air on our planet can be found here.
Perhaps this partly why a visitor feels so wonderful when walking around Tofino or strolling along one of the misty beaches near town.
The best restaurant I've even eaten at is found in Tofino. It's called 'SOBO' and is the only place I have eaten where the food is such a culinary delight that no matter how full you are, you continue to eat just to have one more bite of a taste experience you'll never forget in your entire life.
With an abundance of freshly caught salmon, scallops, crab and shrimp, Tofino is a seafood-lover's paradise.
For whale and other wildlife viewing, Tofino has an abundance of ecotourism outfits who will take you to the spots the whales are feeding. We saw beautiful Gray Whales when we visited.
Some residents enjoy the water so much they've built their little homes right on it!
If you plan on one trip this coming year, Tofino should be your destination. With the most beautiful natural environment I've yet to see on this planet, Tofino on Vancouver Island, British Columbia will stay on in your heart long after your vacation has ended.