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Tofino may be the birthplace of North American storm-watching, but the area's tempestuous winter weather and roiling waves are only two of the many stellar attractions you'll find along the Pacific Northwest's wildest coastline. Exquisite tide pooling, expansive wilderness beaches, excellent surfing, and the potential to see some of the continent's largest sea mammals lure thousands of
visitors to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, sleepy Ucluelet, and quirkily charming Tofino.
No one "happens" upon Tofino; it's literally at the end of the road, where Highway 4 meets the mouth of Clayoquot Sound. As Canada's premier surfer village, Tofino has shed much of its '60s-style counter-culture vibe and transformed itself into a happening tourist destination where fine dining, spa treatments, and eco adventures are par for the course. You can enjoy meandering through old-growth forests, exploring pristine beaches and rocky tidal pools, bathing in natural hot springs, and spotting whales, bears, eagles, and river otters in a natural setting.