Super, Neighbours in BC: Feast Tofino 2013 – Part Five: What To Do!


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!Part Two: Where to Stay!, Part Three: Feast!, Part Four: TUCG and presenting:
Part Five: What To Do!

Finally after 4 other posts (links above) I’m going to show you some of the awesome things you can do while in Tofino (you know, if you leave your amazing hotel/aren’t feasting every second of the day)…

The Tofino Brewing Company was actually my very first stop…my cabin wasn’t ready yet, so of course I went to get some supplies (and beer to bring back home to Vancouver…which I may or may not be drinking while I’m typing this).

Amazing people behind the counter and samples/growler fills/bottles for sale…what more could you ask for? It was a great way to start the trip!

The day that I arrived the town was actually having a little street festival (you know, because they paved the street!)… Who was I to argue with checking out the bouncy castle, cotton candy, live music, and roller derby girls demonstration!

Saturday morning I woke up to find out I’d be setting out on what turned out to be quite the adventure…whale watching with local company Jamie’s. It was a blustery day and my face below illustrates what I looked like when it rained sideways on my face, but I loved every minute of it…

We actually saw quite a bit of wildlife (make sure to check the facebook album to see more photos!), including the sea lions and orcas pictured below, as well as several eagles, sea otters, and a seal. I call that success.

Jamie’s also does “bear watching” trips out on the boat, where you can see black bears doing their thing, as well as many other activities which you can see on their website. Check them out! (Thanks for having me!)

So almost everyone before and after my visit, upon learning that I was in Tofino, asked if I went surfing. Since I was only there for 48 hours, and I spent a large chunk of that eating delicious food, I didn’t exactly have time to do it myself (maybe next time!?). BUT I did head down to Cox Bay to shoot some photos of the brave souls facing the chilly waters (I froze my feet to get these) and rain to catch some waves:

Finally as I was leaving town for the airport I was GOING to go on a mini hike (I decided to check out the beach near the airport instead) but was turned off by an insane downpour, which left me cowering in Liam Nissan (my car).

Between the rain, I did manage to get this photo of the beach…kind of hard to tell but one of the people on the rock is flying a kite!

I want to thank Tourism Tofino for having me out for this amazing visit! I’m already dreaming of my next trip over…surfing, food, sunshine. It will take a lot to keep me away.

Thanks to the amazing people I met in town, however briefly, you all made it an excellent trip! – Check out the Facebook album for more photos!