Seven things to do this summer on Vancouver Island
CHEKNews.ca | April 18, 2018
1. Visit Tofino
Canada’s surfing capital is much more than that. Tofino expands on its natural environment in offering beach and biking trails, parks large and small, and from early spring to mid-autumn, wildlife tours.
Whale watching tours have been operating since February, Tourism Tofino spokesperson Samantha Fyleris says, as roughly 20,000 grey whales continue their migration back to the Bering Strait near Alaska. Fyleris says the season for spotting Vancouver Island black bears just fired up the first week of April and it’s a “really magical experience” to be on the water (all black bear sightings are at low tide in a boat) and see a black bear forging for food.
From Friday, April 20 to Sunday, May 6, Tofino’s showcases its bounty during the eighth-annual Feast Tofino. Farmers, foragers, restaurant owners, and other community members come together to celebrate the West Coast cuisine. Fyleris says it really celebrates the sustainable fisheries within the city. Events include “Ciders and Sliders” at the Long Beach Lodge resort, to the grand Sunday “Champagne & Caviar Brunch in the Shoreline Terrace” at the Wickaninnish Inn. For more information, visit: https://www.feasttofino.com/