Tofino, British Columbia - A Town Everyone Must Visit at Least Once in Their Lifetime.

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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).
Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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.
Tofino, BC Pacific Terminus of 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.Docks and Wharf at Tofino BC

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.
Fish Weighing Station in Tofino BC
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.

Pier in Tofino BC
Some residents enjoy the water so much they've built their little homes right on it!

waterfront home in Tofino BC

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.




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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


What a great sounding town; I think I will visit there next year in summer.

Dec 31, 2009 12:33 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


You would love it there. It feels like it's part of another planet, or a part of earth from a very long time ago before pollution and exploitation of the environment.


Dec 31, 2009 02:31 AM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


I've been there several times. The salmon fishing is world class.

Dec 31, 2009 04:09 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


We wanted to go salmon fishing in Port Alberni, however the run was mostly over by the time we visited.....perhaps next year.


Dec 31, 2009 04:26 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Jo - LOL - I flipped in here rather quickly thinking I was going to see something about tofu ... I think I need a bigger screen or else to slow down a little bit.

Have a wonderful New Year

Dec 31, 2009 06:24 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jo, Your pictures and trip are just spectacular.  I've added Tofino to my ever growing list of places I want to visit :)

I wish you a wonderful and blessed New Year!!

Dec 31, 2009 07:52 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Jo...We know where you were over the holidays..charging your batteries to hit the ground running in 2010 :O)) Great Photos.

Jan 01, 2010 01:01 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

LOL, Kathy

Tofu just happens to be one of my favourite foods....perhaps I SHOULD write about it!


Jan 01, 2010 03:24 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


You would absolutely love it's your kind of place and has so many of the elements you love - water, trees, clean air, amazing energy, wonderful light, kind people, gentle wildlife and beauty everywhere you look.


Jan 01, 2010 03:26 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

hi Fred,

Vancouver Island is SO beautiful....I'm certain you know how lucky you are to live there.

Peace to you in 2010!


Jan 01, 2010 03:27 AM