This whirlwind geological tour will condense 100 million years of earth history into an hour. Tofino sits on an active plate margin, and that tectonic setting influences everything about where (and how) we live today, including why we even have something to stand on, why we in BC are graced with such a scenic and mountainous landscape.
There are many tales to be told about Tofino, Ucluelet, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the Clayoquot rainforest and sound but few are as colourful as Cougar Annie and her homesteading adventures in the early 1900s.
The weekend of March 15th marked the beginning of Tofino’s annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival, a celebration of the arrival of tens of thousands of migrating grey whales en route from the Baja Paninsula to their breeding grounds in the Bering Strait.
The coastal waters surrounding the community of Tofino are a mysterious and stunning network of fjords, islands, and channels. Tucked away in the remote inlet of Cypress Bay is Freedom Cove, one of the Tofino area’s best-kept secrets.