Tofino, the picturesque and Insta-worthy beauty is located on the crashing waves of the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is home to kilometres of sandy beaches, all backed by lush, old-growth rainforest with an all-around feelgood vibe. Tofino is Canada’s surf capital, with waves for all abilities. Tourism Tofino has partnered with Vancity Buzz to give away a massive prize getaway to Tofino valued at $1,900.
The winner will receive:
Total value of the package: Over $1,900.00, not including gratuities.
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Contest closes September 22, 2013 at 11:59pm. One lucky winner will be selected at random.
Subject to availability. Accommodation & surf lesson valid until October 2014. Blackout periods: July, August and holidays.
Getting to Tofino is part of the adventure! Tofino weather can change in the blink of an eye. Pack sunglasses, a windbreaker and some wellies, too. Rain or shine, you’ll have a good time.
Tofino was rated the best surf town in North America by Outside Magazine in 2010. It is home to two annual surf competitions. The Queen of the Peak Women’s Surf Championships is the West Coast’s only surf competition exclusively for women and is slated for October 5 & 6. The Rip Curl Pro Tofino / Canadian Surf Championship takes place every June on Cox Bay Beach, steps from Long Beach Lodge Resort.
Tofino webcams let you check the surf or the beaches in real-time.
Surf Club instruction is available for the young and old (ages six and up), beginners to experts. All the local instructors are certified by the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada and personalize the 2.5 hour lesson to your level.
Complement your surf lesson with walks along the beaches in Tofino, a visit to the funky shops & eateries in the Live to Surf plaza by Chesterman Beach and in the town centre, or by walking the trails in nearby Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Visit Tourism Tofino Activities for a full list of what you can do in and around Tofino.
Long Beach Lodge Resort is recognized as the #1 Vancouver Island Resort by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (#3 Resort in Canada 2011 & 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards)! It is located on 8 acres of oceanfront property on the beautiful beach of Cox Bay, just 7km south of Tofino.
The 20 two-bedroom cottages, nestled in the natural coastal vegetation just steps from The Lodge and the beach, offer visitors the opportunity to truly experience west coast living. These Tofino cottages are perfect for families or two couples who wish a more private setting and are ideal for extended stays year-round. Each cottage has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, living area with gas fireplace and a private patio with hot tub.
Apres Surf thrives in the Great Room at Long Beach Lodge Resort, Shelter Restaurant and in Tofino’s fresh and unpretentious culinary scene.
Shelter Restaurant is a Tofino landmark and favourite, open from “lunch till late”. It is uniquely built from old WW2 airport hangar timbers. Shelter Restaurant is also the place to be for surf movie premieres. Expect local photography and artwork, as well as surf movies playing in the background.
Shelter Restaurant delivers on its promise of food, wine and shelter (from the elements). It offers a sophisticated seasonal menu with a relaxed attitude. The menu focuses on organic Vancouver Island produce and local seafood sourced from Tofino.
Photo Credits: Tourism Tofino / Todd Byres (first), Long Beach Lodge Resort (next three), Shelter Restaurant (last)