This was our last stop before returning to Vancouver and our flight home. We had read about the area and weree looking forward to our stay and were not disappointed.
Firstly coming from Scotland poor weather does not concern us so when the mornings were found to be cold, grey and dreich we were not put out. It's just that the sun takes till late afternoon to burn off the cloud then you are left with some memorable sunsets and pleasant evening sunshine. However don't be fooled by the grey wear high factor sun screen especially if you are on the beach.
The beaches are pristine and very long and we spent a lot of our time walking there.
We stayed at Westcoast Accomodations on Lynn Road which was a large house divided into flats. The house was 100m from the lane that led directly onto the beach. The accomodation was spacious well appointed and a tremendous location and well priced for self catering.
Tofino, itself was picturesque and had a good variet of shops. The cooperative was a typical supermarket and offered a fair selection of groceries. We ate out in the evening at the Shelter on our first night and felt it was a bit over priced for the quantity on your plate. However it is reputed to be the best restaurant in Tofino and is well attended so reservations are generally required in season. We also bought fish and chips from a take away/ restaurant just down the road from the Shelter on another occasion and this was poor value. But when you go to Tofino remember you are a captured clientele.
At the south end of the penisula is Ucluelet a small working port which has a different feel to it, and nicer, than Tofino. Over the harbour you can see bald headed eagles circling and waiting to pick up scraps from the fisshermen.
The lighthouse walk is excellent giving different views of the shore and inlets. We were lucky to spot sea otters and sea lions.
All in all it's a wonderful place to see but the only downside is that the Pacific is bloody freezing and you can appreciate why the surfers are head to toe in drysuits.