Tofino is by far one of the most magical places on earth, you can never get enough of Tofino. I’ve only been twice in my life but both trips were some of the most memorable moments of my life! I have visited during storm season and to be honest I think its the best time to visit!
There are many reasons why you should visit during storm season but some of the top reason in my opinion are going to be covered in this post!
When visiting during storm season one of the biggest things you’ll notice is the lack of crowds! Being the “off season” most of the people you’ll see and meet are locals! I love being able to relax and enjoy Tofino without any crowds. You can walk to beaches and be all too yourself, explore the coffee shops and town in a very authentic way, well that’s how I feel.
This trip my friends and I really walked around the core of Tofino, our favourite spot was Mermaid Tails Bookshop, we probably spent an hour going through books and buying some new finds! We are total book nerds, and I love support a local bookstore!
Another great thing about storm season is the reduced pricing on accommodation. You will notice great rates, this trip we were hosted by Ocean Village Resort. I was so excited to stay here and one of my friends had been dying to stay at this resort after seeing it on her last trip! This resort allows you to enjoy every aspect of Tofino and everything has that west coast feel.
The cute cabins have everything you need for a great getaway, couples, families, or friends would be set to enjoy staying here! One thing I loved was opening the sliding door and listening to the ocean just steps away! There is also an outdoor kitchen you can use if you wanted to have a BBQ or if group of you all wanted to cook together! All I could think about was how awesome it would be for a family reunion!
During storm season the weather can be pretty unpredictable. We enjoyed a beautiful warm sunny day the first day of our trip! We enjoyed the beach, Sarah went surfing, and it was so warm it felt like summer. The second day was pretty stormy and rainy, but you know that didn’t stop us from exploring the botanical gardens, enjoying the brewery and grabbing some board games to play at the cabin. In the heart of storm season you can watch the mesmerizing waves come crashing to the shore. The swells can be huge and a once in a lifetime experience to watch!
When it comes to eating in Tofino, seriously some of my favourite dishes are here and I am always craving them when I leave. For your fix of coffee, donuts and the best breakfast sandwich you have to stop at Rhino Coffee, I swear I wish I could enjoy their breakfast sandwiches every day, they are AMAZING. Another stop you have to make is to Tacofino, this is a must everything tastes great and its a super easy grab and go meal if you need! For a nice dinner with your significant other, family, or friends I highly recommend going to Shelter, I love eating her their surf bowl is next level! Everything on the menu is amazing and you won’t regret going! I can’t wait to go back to Tofino and try out some more spots that we didn’t have time for this trip!
When you are planning your trip to Tofino check out the Tourism Tofino website, this is the perfect way to find accommodation, restaurants, and activities while your visiting. I love their site, it is so easy to use and has all the resources available in one place! You can also give them a call or visit in person on your way into town, they are so amazing and incredible helpful!
Do you have any trips planned? I highly recommend booking a trip to Tofino it is the best getaway to have fun or relax!
Check out the video made from this trip!!
Thank you Tourism Tofino, Ocean Village Resort, and Shelter Restaurant for hosting us on this Trip. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.