In and Around Tofino
Travers' PEI Oyster Chowder
1 pint oysters with liquid
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 quart rich milk (3 1/2 %) or half mik & half cream (10%)
Place oysters & butter in saucepan till edges curl. Quickly add milk & seasonings, heat & serve at once.
West Coast Note: With Clayoquot-sized oysters, you may like to strain out the whole oysters after cooking, chop into bite-sized pieces, and return to the liquid before serving.
Places To Stay
Best Western Tin-Wis Resort - Tofino acccommodation offering 85-oceanfront rooms overlooking Mackenzie Beach.
Chesterman Beach B&B - Tofino's original B&B, a lovely spot for a beach getaway.
Cable Cove Inn - A small boutique resort located on the edge of Clayoquot Sound offering views of Cable Cove and the Tofino Inlet.
Eik Landing - A dozen self-contained condos located near Tofino's inner harbour.
Long Beach Lodge Resort - Beachfront accommodation on Cox Bay.
Ocean Village Beach Resort - Classic west coast A-frame cabins on Mackenzie Beach. Studio and one-bedroom units.
Pacific Sands Beach Resort - See especially the beautifully-appointed beachfront villas. Featuring B.C. reclaimed timber, geothermal heating -- thoughtful attention to detail throughout.
Wickaninnish Inn - Luxury beachfront accommodation on Chesterman Beach. A breakfast at The Pointe Restaurant is a great way to start your morning, watching waves and winter storms.
Sea Star Beach Retreat - Three independent suites, restful forest setting, and only steps from Chesterman Beach.
Places To Go
Pacific Rim National Park - The Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park is a 10-mile stretch of sandy beach located between Ucluelet and Tofino on Wickaninnish Bay. A must-walk while you're in Tofino!
Tofino Botanical Gardens - A network of paths and boardwalks through 12 acres of gardens, forest, and west coast shoreline. Educational programs and loads of information about temperate rainforest conservation. GREAT for the whole family.
Wild Pacific Trail - Located in nearby Ucluelet, this multi-phase trail system skirts the shoreline of the open coast overlooking Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands.
To and From Tofino, Vancouver Island
Tofino Bus - Daily transportation to Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni from Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria.
West Coast Images to Treasure
Adrian Dorst - Wildlife and scenic photography.
Mark Hobson - West coast wildlife and landscape artist.