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Tofino and Vancouver Island

Nature that goes down a storm

The awesome power of the Pacific. Trees that reach up to scrape the sky. An ultimately challenging surf beach. Tofino and Clayoquot Sound. Wild bears, bald eagles, humpback whales. This is nature at its most impressive. Standing on a beach near Tofino, watching the mighty Pacific Ocean rear up from the horizon and crash repeatedly onto the shore could well be the defining moment of your vacation. The raw power of the sea is unleashed in a stunning display of uncontrollable energy, noise and furious movement – small wonder storm-watching is one of the major attractions for visitors to Tofino, and the waves on Long Beach are fabled amongst the world’s surfers. But storms are not the only moments of natural wonder to be experienced along Vancouver Island’s west coast. You’re hardly likely to forget watching black bears foraging along the fjords of Clayoquot Sound. Or sitting in an open, rigid-hulled Zodiac boat whilst a great grey or humpback whale bursts through the surface of the sea. You can also watch orcas and sea lions, see grizzlies, visit hot springs and walk a 2 km boardwalk trail through beautiful rainforest.


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Nimmo Bay Resort, Port McNeill Tofino and Vancouver Island

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Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, Tofino Tofino and Vancouver Island

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Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino Tofino and Vancouver Island

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Glen Lyon Inn, Vancouver Island Tofino and Vancouver Island

When you talk about the great outdoors on Vancouver Island, the emphasis is on great. Make the Glenn Lyon Inn – one of the most revered on the entire island – the place to stay on your …

Knight Inlet Lodge, Campbell River Tofino and Vancouver Island

This pristine wilderness is the native habitat of the Grizzly Bear. Every spring, when the bears come out of hibernation, they can be seen from a boat on the banks of Glendale Cove eating sedge …

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