I generally start the day by taking a nice walk on the beach and then walking up the road to the Tofitian Coffee house. I love their coffee, and if you time it right, the muffin man comes daily between 9-930am. The Tofitian and Beaches Grocery next door both have different but tasty muffins. If muffins aren’t your thing, then try pulled pork huevos rancheros at the Wildside grill next door.
After breakfast, if you’re not surfing or taking surf lessons with surf sister, I would pack a lunch and do one of two of my favourite hikes.
Secret Beach – This runs from Radar Hill from the lower parking lot. There is a heavily rooted path that heads directly west. This is not advised if there has been a lot of rain. The hike will take you about 1 – 1.5 hrs to get down due to the roots, but at the bottom, it opens up to a sand dune and fantastic water views. Spend a few hours here and enjoy your lunch.
Bomber Hike – The tourism center won’t tell you where it is, and the government parks centre won’t tell you either… but for a good reason. The trail isn’t maintained, and that bomber plane is looking pretty sketchy these days. People have gotten lost on this trail and search, and rescue has been called in to get people out of there. But if you’re down for some adventure, have the proper gear/food/water/cellphone/navigational tools and prepare for mud… you should be fine. You will have to ask a local which highway marker it starts at. It is down from the road that takes you up to Radar Hill.
After the hike, you probably should visit Tofino Brewing Company and sample some of their local beers.
Head back to the hotel to chillax for a few hours and then head to Radar Hill to watch the sunset. This is not the secret beach hike, but the main path you see in the parking lot there. It takes you up to some of the best views anywhere.
After I would go to the Wolf in the Fog for a later dinner– Recently voted the best new restaurant in Canada. The menu is diverse, and the drinks divine. I would encourage you to try a few of their share plate themes.