Food & Activities
Once you have settled in it has been a long day of traveling so; you probably need a later lunch. This brings me to one of my favourite things to do in Tofino – eating!!! Here is the food schedule I would suggest.
Day 1 – Tofino (afternoon)
After checking in you will be hungry I would go to the small area that houses some of the best food you will find- anywhere.
I would grab a seared tuna taco at Tacofino, and wash that down with one of their delicious chocolate diablo cookies and a coffee from the Tofitian nearby.
From here I would travel into Tofino – That’s right you haven’t been into town yet. This is when decision time starts.
Are you going to go surfing? If so you will need to rent gear or take lessons. Remember it is cheaper to rent gear for 3 days than a day at time so if you feel like you want to go hardcore make sure you get your gear as rental shops can get busy.
Tofino is not very big so you can park and generally spend a couple of hours exploring the town and shops before heading back to your hotel. If you brought some wine great, if not you can hit the local liquor store, or cold beer and wine store in town (open 7 days a week & late)
After chillaxing at your hotel for a while and enjoying the beach (rain or shine) for a few hours you will probably be ready for some dinner. Remember that if you have been drinking then there are few local taxis so call one and schedule a pick up time or remember you are on foot. I generally stay at Ocean Village Resort so I will have a few drinks and then make the short walk up to the junction and grab Salmon Burgers at Wildside Grill for dinner.
Spend the rest of the night enjoying a fire on the beach or cards/ games in the room.