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The Wickaninnish Inn

During my Tofino summer, I became quite fond of the Wickaninnish Inn. I spent much time at the north end of Chesterman Beach chatting...

Ancient Cedars Spa

The Ancient Cedars Spa is a blissful oasis set on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. The name itself illustrates the peace one feels when...

Pai — The Asian Eatery

Sometimes through small personal adventures I get in touch with niche places. This was the case with Pai, a little Thai food place located...

The Driftwood Café

The Driftwood Café sits contently in a bed of salal at the far north end of Chesterman Beach. It's camouflaged by...

Tofino Brewing Co.

It’s easy to imagine the earthy aroma of spruce and how tender new shoots may feel between your fingertips, but have you ever...

The Pointe Restaurant

The food in The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickininnish Inn is essentially delectable art set in front of a 240-degree ocean backdrop...

RedCan Gourmet

What better way to spend a day in Tofino than at a beach. What makes it even better is a deliciously satisfying picnic sandwich...

Chocolate Tofino

Every time I grocery shop here in Tofino, the “High Seas Dark Chocolate Bar” beckons. I can’t resist it. While I stand in line gazing over...

Coastal Bliss Yoga

The comforting aroma of cedar and the warmly-lit ambience of the Coastal Bliss Yoga studio reminded me of the Pan-Abode log...

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