Adam arrived in Tofino in October 2016 and lives full-time in an RV at Crystal Cove Beach Resort with his partner Kate and their two fur balls Bella (chocolate lab) and Paris Frances (calico kitty). Adam and Kate own & operate Tofino Food Tours. They also have a RV & travel blog, Full Time Canada. Adam also works on land & sea with Jamie’s Whaling Station.  This is his perfect Tofino day:


Tofino & Clayoquot Sound are well known for the incredible wealth of wildlife we have surrounding us. If the timing is right, wake up with the sun and catch an early morning, low-tide bear watching tour with one of many wildlife viewing companies in town. Getting out on the water & travelling up the inlet as the fog breaks is a truly magical way to begin the day. Add in some bears – hopefully a mama & a cub – and you’re starting your day off right!

Top Photo: @mark_sawyer   ⁄     Bear Photo: @jodyllowe


There’s a belief that long lines oddly attract people. While people often despise waiting in long lines for food, something tells them that there is going to be something soooo good at the end of the line that it’s worth waiting for. That’s precisely the case with Tacofino. The lines can be long, but it’s worth it. The Crispy Chicken Burrito is one of the finest things I’ve ever tasted. Grab your burrito and head down Sharp Road. There you’ll find a short trail taking you to a platform. It’s there you can enjoy your burrito while feasting on the beautiful scenery of the inlet while trying to spot various shorebirds.

Photo: @tacofinotofino


After an early morning & a big lunch I would normally want a nap, but you can’t waste a beautiful sunny day, so I head to MacKenzie Beach. Walk the length of the beach, and settle in for the afternoon on its north end, soaking up the sun and listening to the waves gently wash up on the shore.

Photo: @mark_sawyer


Wanna eat where the locals eat? SoBo is that place and for good reason. Not only is the food from Chef Lisa Ahier some of the freshest you’ll taste in Tofino, it’s also priced affordably. Every meal at SoBo should start with the corn bread (the best I’ve ever had) and finish with the legendary key lime pie. What you have in between is up to you but I recommend the Mushroom Pizza but you can’t go wrong with anything on SoBo’s menu.

Photo:  @sobotofino


As the sun begins to set, it’s time for one last journey of the day. Head to Cox Bay. As you watch the surfers catching the final waves of the day, head to the end of the beach away from the resorts. This is actually the northernmost part of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Find some driftwood to sit by and cozy up for a Tofino sunset.


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