Background Photo Credit: Tourism British Columbia
Tofino, British Columbia is a small community on the north-east side of Vancouver Island. Tofino is in the coastal temperate rainforest and is well known for its abundant rain. Tofino, like much of the Pacific Northwest is deeply influneced by First Nation culture, specifically the Kuaquiutal and Tsimshian.
Fishing and logging are still among the mainstays of the local economy as is eco-tourism. Whale watching, bear safaris and sea-kayaking are sought by vacationeers heading to the area. Ferries to the island from the mainland serve the larger Victoria, connecting to Tofino via roads. Tofino is approximately 40-percent First Nations populated. Expect summer highs around 28C and winter averages around 2C to 5C with abundant rain.