That spark of creativity, motivation, and persistence lives in the owner-operators of the small tourism businesses that make up Tofino.  Meet a few of the Humans of Tofino, and learn their stories as they chat with Cam Dennison of Tuff City Radio:

Meet Stevie Dennis, of the Keltsmaht people (within Ahousaht) of the eastern shore of Vargas Island, and co-owner of Naas Foods:

Duane Bell is a longtime resident and volunteer firefighter, opened Rhino Coffee House in the heart of town:

Lisa Fletcher is known for her contemporary jewelry designs, but started her Tofino journey in different roles. Find her at The Factory Tofino, co-owned by Kyler Vos – scroll down for his chat.


Misty Lawson has stories – she grew up on Wickaninnish Island and operates Atleo Air with her husband, Jay Bertin:

Emre Bosut owns and operates Swell Tofino, while being a volunteer fireman and providing First Aid instruction throughout Tofino and Ucluelet:

Kyler Vos co-owns The Factory Tofino with Lisa Fletcher, after being a whale watching guide, editor of SBC Surf magazine, and more.