Super, Neighbours in BC: Feast Tofino 2013 – Part Two: Ocean Village Resort


Welcome to the latest series of Super, Neighbours blog posts where we highlight incredible travel destinations in British Columbia!

Feast Tofino is back for it’s third year and it’s better and longer than ever. Stretching throughout May, it features “Stay and Dine” packages as well as $29, $39 and $49 “Dine About” set price menus, special events, and celebrates “the abundance of seasonal produce, seafood and sustainable “boat-to-table” practices commonly adopted by the area’s restaurants” and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild.

In this 5 part series I’m going to show you everything from the ease of travelling to Tofino, to the amazing food you can eat, activities you can try, places you can stay and people you can meet.

If you missed it, here’s Part One: Getting There!
Presenting Part Two: Where to Stay!

So I told you about how to get to Tofino in my last post and today I get to share one of the places you can call home on your trip!

There are so many incredible places to stay in Tofino, and Bob has highlighted a few on his previous trips, but when I saw I would be staying at the Ocean Village Resort I was pretty excited…

They’re located on beautiful McKenzie Beach just a few minutes from the airport and downtown Tofino and have a wide range of housing options!

The cabins at Ocean Village are known for their “beehive” design, and are available in single-story 1-2 bedroom units or upper and lower studios. Each cabin features a private bathroom with a shower and full size tub, full kitchen, bed linens and towels, private entrance, private patio and picnic table (or private balcony) and breathtaking panoramic views of MacKenzie Beach.

I ended up in a one-bedroom cabin at the end of the line right by the beach, it was AWESOME. Seriously, I could have stayed there forever, it was pretty adorable and functional at the same time, not to mention an amazing front yard!

If I wasn’t being fed so very, very well on this trip, I would have loved to use the cabin’s kitchen (for more than just opening my Tofino Brewing beer!).

There are spots to park right out behind the cabin, and they have other spaces for cars towing boats as well.

Now, I didn’t take a photo of it (though you can see it online here) but they also have a private pool and hot tub, which became the BEST thing ever to aid my trip. There is nothing like going out on a rainy, cold boat for 3 hours whale watching (pictures soon!), and coming home to a hot tub to thaw out. I actually did it TWICE in one day because I went from the boat to home/hot tub and then went out to take photos of surfing and froze my feet in the ocean, so I went back in after dinner. SO great.

Thanks so much to the great people at Ocean Village for having me (and to them and Tourism Tofino for this basket of made-in-Tofino goodness pictured above – more on some of this to come… *ahem, beer*) I had a wonderful and comfy stay…it took a lot of effort to leave, they’re lucky they didn’t have to drag me away.

There are special rates connected to Feast! that you can check out by clicking here – mid-week Studio rates: Save 10% off on 2-night stays & Save 15% off 3-night stays 

Tomorrow I’m finally going to give you a taste (pun intended) of the some of the to-die-for food you can sample during Feast!  —  Happy Travels!