Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Travel Blogs from Tofino
After a couple days in Victoria, we were off for Tofino - a tiny little town (locals told us about 1800 in population - not counting tourists!) on the West coast of Vancouver Island. We drove there by rental car, and it took us about 4 hours. We saw one of the perfectest looking hedges I've ever seen along the way (see a pic below)...
... Beach meant to be the best in Canada. On the other side of Long Beach is Schooners Cove. There is kayaking, fishing, whale watching, hot springs soaking, other people come to do the hiking trails through the ancient rain forests, spot bald eagles and black bears (which we haven't seen yet. In winter there is storm watching which would be great to see off the rugged coastline.
Parked downtown in Tofino to walk around the ...
... combination of hippies and surfer nuts, wealthy tourists staying in upmarket resorts and loggers. Just a handful of streets by the harbour (imaginatively 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th street!). A little town full of "smoking" material, surf and camping gear and local crafts. Huge wide streets, where people stop their cars to chat to their neighbours. Their motto “half the pace, twice the fun” or ...
... first. We then held a prize auction where they got to use their chips for toys like bubbles, slinkies, sunglasses, a fish necklace, etc.
After work, we had a short meeting where we learned how to complete our ILO’s (time sheets) online instead of on paper, and where to find the computers to complete them every day. The Golden is the first ship to begin converting paper ILO’s to computer based.
One hour back ...
... where cold seawater comes in and meets the hot spring water. That was definitely the right place to be, it went from boiling to freezing every time a wave came in. Gave up on that spot after a while because the water was definitely getting higher... Did a bit of climbing around on the rocks to cool off and enjoy the view then back in the boat. On the way back sat up front - very bumpy, but hilarious. Saw two gray whales chilling out together, that was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services