Mackenzie Beach and the TinWis Resort Near Tofino, British Columbia

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Mackenzie Beach and the TinWis Resort Near Tofino, British Columbia.

It's a quiet, overcast New Year's Day and the perfect time to catch up on blogs reflecting on the past year.

I discovered some very beautiful places in 2009; places that I'll always remember and hope one day to return to.
One of these places was Tofino on Vancouver Island, British Columbia which I wrote about yesterday.View from our balcony at the TinWis Resort, Tofino, BC

When we were exploring the Tofino area, we stayed at the TinWis Resort on Mackenzie Beach. The TinWis is a beautiful post and beam resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean just a short drive outside of Tofino.
TinWis Resort, Tofino, BC

The views from our balcony were absolutely stunning with the changing sky and tides filling my gaze everytime I looked towards the ocean.Mackenzie Beach, Tofino, British Columbia

The grounds at the TinWis are impeccable with many benches overlooking the Pacific Ocean to relax on after a long day sightseeing.
Grounds at TinWis Resort, Tofino, BC
If you plan to visit Tofino, consider staying at the TinWis Resort. You won't be disappointed.After the Rain on Mackenzie Beach, Tofino, BC


Jo-Anne Smith, the author of this article, is a REALTOR® with Brekland Realty Group, Oakville, Ontario and welcomes your real estate inquiries. To contact her, visit

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Comments (13)

William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Joanne, Wishing You Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year !.

Beautiful photos and a quite a wonderful resort. Love the beach scene. Bet that water is cold, :-)

Jan 01, 2010 09:45 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi William,

A very happy and successful 2010 year to you too!

The water is not as cold as it looks....I waded in and was quite surprised that it was less cold than Lake Ontario (the lake that the town where I live is located on).


Jan 01, 2010 09:53 AM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


I've been following you travel blog. Good posts. Happy new year.

Jan 01, 2010 04:13 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Jo - This must have been an amazing trip your photos over the last little while certainly are enticing one to follow in your footsteps.

Jan 02, 2010 01:16 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

HI Jo-Anne...Let William know the Pacific Ocean around Vancouver Island about 50 degrees year round.

Nice Photos..did you get any video's too.


Jan 02, 2010 02:19 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jo, It looks SO beautiful and peaceful....I would have loved the views and the area as well.  I am so glad you're sharing some of the lovely places you were fortunate enough to visit.

Jan 02, 2010 02:31 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi Terry,

I know that you're familiar with most of the places I visited so I always enjoy your comments....did you live on Vancouver Island?


Jan 02, 2010 02:47 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


If you and Barrie plan on one trip for the coming year, make this your destination. It's a part of Canada that is absolutely stunning and yet so few people know about it.


Jan 02, 2010 02:48 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi Fred,

I did find it VERY warm...and was very surprised.
No videos....something I need to work on for upcoming blogs.

Happy New Year to you too!


Jan 02, 2010 02:50 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


I know you would love it there. The energy in the entire region is so peaceful and good....hard to explain really, but I feel it is a very special place on earth and one of the few remaining.


Jan 02, 2010 02:51 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Jo-Anne, you are *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue! 

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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Jo-Anne - The TinWis Resort on Vancouver Island looks lovely, with its green landscape and views of the ocean. Vancouver Island is a place I have always wanted to visit.

Jan 05, 2016 05:31 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Great views Jo Anne, sure glad that Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 shared this in her travels this week!


Jan 07, 2016 08:46 AM