Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, the village of Tofino is situated within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. Surrounded by the vast expanse of the UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region, the town is a popular year-round destination which attracts surfers, storm-watchers, and nature-lovers, among others. Being homebound for more than 18 months made me crave to be close to nature – and to be reunited with the Pacific Ocean is a bonus.

Sunrise on Chesterman Beach

Meares Island – Big Tree Trail

Meares Island is one of the islands surounding Tofino that features old growth rainforest. A 15-minute boat ride will take one to Big Tree Trail which features a hand crafted wooden plank boardwalk. Along the boardwalk there are magnificent old-growth trees up to 1500 years old. Meares Island is a living example of a true west coast forest with giant Cedar, Spruce and Hemlock trees underlain with an undergrowth of salal bushes, moss and ferns.

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