“Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina

 

Move over Tofino there’s a fresh and renewed Resort in town that offers the traveller the best of the West Coast experience. Your vacation can be an all inclusive package that you pick and choose; tailored to your specific wants and needs at the Tofino Resort and Marina.

“As you wind through Pacific Rim Park to downtown Tofino’s revitalized landmark and gateway to the water you will find the Tofino Resort + Marina, boasting 63 totally renovated rooms overlooking the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.”

 

View from our king suite in the Sitka building

 

Staying in Tofino has often been a choice between basic and high end resort accommodation. No more, the Tofino Resort and Marina sits solidly in the middle range making it an affordable choice for singles, couples, families, and groups.

There are 62 rooms, The Sitka building has king suites and the Hemlock building has Queen suites.  High reason rates range from $239 – $359 depending on category and room location. Each suite has either an expansive balcony or a patio.

A full service facility the Tofino Resort and Marina offers a Guest Service Team that is available 24 hours a day to help you choose, plan, and book your very own West Coast experience. You can choose from a Clayoquot Sound Hot Springs excursion, Bear Watching, Whale Watching, Fishing, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, and Kayaking. All the services can be tailored to your individual needs. The Guides are highly qualified and experienced. Team members will help you choose the best options whether you’re an avid fisher or a novice first timer. Everything is provided to make your excursion the ultimate adventure.

“The water is waiting for you with the Adventure Centre. Step outside your room, and book your next adventure on the water or into the tall trees from our very own adventure centre and marina. Ride the surf, cast your line, or catch a glimpse of killer whales tail-slapping and bears foraging the beach as Tofino’s swells are beckoning. The world renowned Pacific Rim National Park is at your doorstep and provides opportunities for hiking, strolling, biking, surfing, or just viewing the outstanding beauty of the area.”

 

Sunset over the Marina viewed from The Hatch

 

Tofino is very bike and walk friendly with a designated bike/walk lane to make exploring safe for all members of the family and for experienced and inexperienced cyclists alike. You will find lots to do close by the Tofino Resort and Marina including local coffee bars, souvenir shops and the quaint downtown with numerous restaurants and activity centres. The town of Ucluelet is about 30 km away and offers more to explore including the Wild Pacific Trail and an Aquarium.

 

The Hatch Panko Fish with House cut Fries

 

Dining at the Tofino Resort and Marina has something for everyone with over 300 seats comprising a casual pub style restaurant – The Hatch – with an extensive menu that ranges from House Cut Fries and Poutine to Nachos; a number of fresh local Salads with options to add Sockeye Salmon, Chicken Breast or Albacore Tuna; Panko Ling Cod, Pita Wraps and Burgers; and of course authentic Wood Fired Pizzas. The Hatch is open 11 am – 12 am, 1909 is open for breakfast 7 am – 11 am,  and Dinner 5 pm -10 pm

 

The Hatch Happy Hour pizza and Margherita bites served on the patio

 

For those in between meal times when you want a beverage and a snack The Hatch offers an every changing “Low Tide” happy hour menu with House Pilsner, Wines and Feature Cocktail to enjoy with Bacon Wrapped Mac & Cheese (a favourite); Guacamole & Tortilla Chips; House Made Falafel Bites; Mini Panko Fish & Chips or Margherita Bites all at happy hour prices from 3 to 5 pm daily. In the planning stages – Caesar Sundays on the patio. For beers on tap or a late night nightcap, and the best view in the house, the Upper Hatch is now open.

 

The Hatch Nachos

 

Open for Breakfast and Dinner (with plans for Lunch openings soon), 1909 is an alternative to the more casual Hatch. If you’re looking for Fine Dining with incredible views then1909,with it’s west coast casual, yet upscale, vibe ticks all the boxes. The domain of award winning Executive Chef Paul Moran.

 

1909 Ling Cod with Side Stripe Prawns and Sea Asparagus

 

Moran formally of West Restaurant, Vancouver; The Outpost at West Coast Fishing Club, Haida G’wai; K2 Heli Ski Lodge, Nakusp; and numerous international locales brings his expertise and “eat local” approach to fine dining. From exquisitely prepared Share Platters featuring an Assortment of Local Seafood; Small Shared Plates of Fire Baked Bread, Aged Proscuitto, Cheeses, Greens, Oysters on the Half Shell, and Albacore Tataki; a variety Wood Fired Pizzas; and Large Share Plates featuring mains of Pasta, Local Wild Sockeye Salmon, Steak, Ling Cod, and Boneless Crispy Skin Chicken. The 1909 patio is slated to open in about one week.

 

1909 Boneless Crispy Skin Chicken

 

Every need and wish is met at this veritable full service west coast resort that lives up to it’s own challenge – “Inspired by Nature”.

 

 

Valerie van der Gracht

About Valerie van der Gracht

I am a Boomer, mom, gram, wife, foodie, wine novice, and I love to travel. Experiencing life and dividing my time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Formerly a Vancouver Wine Festival volunteer and freelance blogger for HelloVanCity.com and VancouverIslandStyle.com now Editor and Publisher of MyVanCity.ca
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One thought on ““Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina

  1. Stunning views. I want to visit during storm season. Snuggled safely inside while witnessing nature’s wrath up close and personal. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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