I finally made it to Tofino. I have wanted to go forever and this year I decided my birthday was the perfect time. Going anywhere with two kids is quite the task and this was no exception. After a lot of planning and packing we were on the road headed for the ferry.
After the ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay it was a long and winding drive into Tofino. Thankfully both boys slept the majority of the way.
We stayed in an upper cabin at Ocean Village. It was beautiful, clean and came with an amazing view. I chose Ocean Village for a few reasons. One, because I knew people who had stayed there and loved it, two, because the units come with a kitchen which cuts down on food cost during your stay, and three, because it has a covered pool and hot tub which is perfect for the unpredictable Tofino weather. While we were there we also saw that they have a bbq area which would have been awesome to use. We were pleasantly surprised with Ocean Village. The pictures online looked great but it was even better in person.
We got in late so we watched a bit of A Secret Life of Pets and called it a night.
Since Sean was sleeping Easter morning we had an egg hunt and Easter breakfast our first morning in Tofino and then went out to explore. Later on we met up with friends at the Ucluelet Aquarium and went to Black Rock Oceanfront Resort for Lunch. I wish I would have taken pictures at lunch. It was an incredible view.
My 28th Birthday
On my birthday we headed into town to Rhino for London Fogs and a Bronut. We spent the afternoon looking in the shops and playing at the playground.
Tacofino for lunch is a must!
We were lucky enough to have a friend offer to watch Owen so Sean, Jake and I could go out for a nice dinner at Shelter.
We packed up the next morning and headed into Parksville before getting the ferry home.
Pitstop in Parksville
– Be careful on the drive there. Give yourself lots of time.
-Prepare for rain.
-Bring your own food to cut down on food cost.
-Consider going in off season. Tofino is a small place with smaller shops. Although it is a fun place to be I couldn’t imagine what it looks like at the height of the tourist season.
-Be sure to try some of the great food they have to offer. Our favourites were Tacofino fish Tacos, doughnuts at Rhino and chocolate from Chocolate Tofino 🙂
-We had a wonderful time there as a family but I also think it would make a relaxing couples trip.
-The sunsets are magical! Cant wait to go back one day.