An aspiring surf sister is about to hit the waves at Cox Bay Beach_Lisa Kadane photo
Tofino’s Nature-Based Activities Guarantee Family Fun on Vancouver Island

“I could live in Tofino,” my 15-year-old daughter declares after just a few days in this tiny town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We’ve ventured west from Kelowna, trading the dry landscape and smoky sky of the Okanagan Valley for misty mornings and wide beaches ringed by rainforest.
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Another Groovy Hotel Zed Opens in Tofino

We’ve been to the Victoria location and we’ve seen the Kelowna hotel, and now we can’t wait to visit the new Hotel Zed in Tofino! Please read the press release below all about the new Hotel Zed Tofino located at 1258 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC: With a luxurious take
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Pacific Sands Beach Resort Tofino Dog Friendly
This October, Pets are Pampered at the Pacific Sands Beach Resort

At the first sight, nay the first sniff, of a large body of water, my dog goes wild. Her whole body wiggles, she whines until finally we let her out of the car and she explodes into the water. If your dog is anything like mine, they will enter doggy
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Family Surfing in Tofino Bracey Photography
A Family Surfing Adventure in Tofino – The Wetsuits are the Worst Part!

There was a brief pause in the surf in which I caught my husband’s eye, and we shared a smile that said Can you believe it? We finally found an activity that everyone is enjoying at the same time! Anyone with multiple children knows the struggle of trying to please
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Vancouver Island local wildlife
6 Kid-Friendly Adventures on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is approximately a two hour ferry ride from Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay or Tsawassen Bay Ferry Terminals. The island is a children’s paradise as there is an endless amount of activities and attractions that will keep the kids entertained and interested – whether they are searching for sea treasures
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Surf Town Tofino for the Non-Surfer

I’m wrapped in a cozy blanket to ward off the early spring chill while I watch surfers master the waves from my balcony at the Long Beach Lodge Resort on Cox Bay in Tofino, BC. Tofino is Canada’s surf capital and holds a coveted rank on National Geographic’s world’s best
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Storm Watching in Tofino

A story: When I arrived in British Columbia over 20 years ago, we visited Tofino in October. Our campsite was rained out by a fall monsoon, and we took shelter in a local bed and breakfast, enjoying the wild weather and the local dining scene before all the restaurants closed
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5 Must see Campgrounds in Canda
Five Campgrounds in Canada that you must visit!

May 6 2015   Summer travel planning is heating up! With our Canadian dollar weaker than it’s been in many years, now is the perfect time to consider an affordable, family camping holiday in one of our incredible Canadian national or provincial park campgrounds. There’s really nothing more Canadian than
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Crystal Cove Resort in Tofino
Family Fun at Tofino’s Crystal Cove Resort

When planning a family holiday it is easy to look to the all-inclusive resorts and the kid-themed adventure parks as the easiest solution to keeping all family-members happy. For a recent Spring Break vacation we decided to go old-school and look to Mother Nature for the kids’ entertainment. Fresh air,
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Terrific Tofino!

We started our Spring Break with a get-away to Tofino, which if you’ve never visited you should definitely add Tofino to your bucket list!  A ferry ride and 3 hour drive across Vancouver Island transports you through some of BC’s most breath-taking scenery.  Flanked by the towns of Tofino and
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