The Ecolodge at the Tofino Botanical Gardens
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Travel Blogs from Tofino
So, Tofino. I loved it! On Sunday morning Andy and I just hung around the guesthouse before getting the 12pm ferry. I saw my first Canadian rain too- first of lots I fear. When we arrived in the picturesque (read American-back-of-beyond-spaced-out-town ) Campbell River again, I set off to buy a new camera... Something about travelling and being …
This morning the sun rose around 7:30 and it was sunny for about five minutes before it clouded over. However, we were fortunate in that it did not rain much. We had a lovely breakfast in the Pointe restaurant before going for a walk along the beach. The tide was low so the beach is vast with clumps of kelp and mussels strewn along the way. After our walk we drove into Tofina ...
... taking in the local activities and after wandering around the small seaside town, we discovered that the only thing to do in this small town on Canada Day was to watch the annual "Tuff City" skate competition. Majority of the town was there (about 200-300 people), and it was a somewhat entertaining afternoon of amateur skateboarding, fundraising markets, and people watching. We won a silent auction for a 2 person, 2.5hr bear tour/cruise (we were the only bidders) which we got for less than ...
... we saw 4 Humpback whales nearby!
Back to the kid zone for Casino Night. I was taught how to play Roulette and I taught kids how to play Spoons while incorporating bets on winners. Each kid got a cup full of 20 poker chips and they got to go to different stations of betting games and lose or gain more chips. The night ended with all of our Shockwaves huddled in the hallway outside the classroom to bet on which of the 4 elevators ...
Pulled into Tofino at 6 pm, grabbed a room at the Tofino Hotel right on the harbor, and walked to a nearby restaurant where I had an incredible salmon dinner.
Routes: 14 north to Port Renfrew/ county road to Duncan / route 1 to Nanaimo / route 19 n / route 4 to Tofino
Hotel: Tofino Hotel (on the harbor but no ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking