Exhilarating and Rejuvenating: Winter in Tofino
From wilderness wellness to circular cuisine, dive in at Tofino Resort + Marina
\As temperatures begin to dip, plunge into a winter escape in Tofino, on Vancouver Island’s wild, west coast. Embrace exhilarating ocean storms and outdoor adventures but retreat back to the calm, protected Tofino Inlet for relaxing winter wellness and warming ocean, forest and shore-to-table dining at Tofino Resort + Marina.
“Come meet the locals as we say goodbye to the summer crowds and welcome the rejuvenating thrust of winter,” says Lauren Archibald, director of marketing for Tofino Resort + Marina. “Our harbourside resort continues to offer lots of exciting wildlife and wilderness experiences and is the ideal launch pad for ocean expeditions, culinary adventures and for discovering the many artisans and independent boutiques in town.”
Tofino Resort and Marina’s Adventure Centre offers a compelling range of year-round outdoor adventure experiences. A 30-nautical-mile boat ride brings guests to Hot Springs Cove, where a historic boardwalk trail winds its way up to a succession of natural geothermal pools and an absolutely spectacular ocean view. A shorter, 10 minute boat trip lands at Meares Island where the Big Tree Trail bears witness to the towering old-growth rainforest. Tucked in to a quiet cove, within the pristine waters of the Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Tofino Resort + Marina’s wood-fired remote floating sauna, with firepit and built-in hammocks, offers the ultimate way to revive and renew; a chance to stoke your inner fire before taking an invigorating plunge into the healing salty waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Return to the docks and continue to nurture with wholesome dishes at the resort’s signature restaurant, 1909 Kitchen + Bar. Chef Phil Tees and his talented team are guided by a shared philosophy that is rooted in sustainable and circular cuisine, an abundance of delicious dishes on the restaurant’s main menu are creatively conceived to minimize waste and let local seafood, wild foraged mushrooms and winter vegetables take centre stage to a backdrop of rugged ocean and mountain vistas.
This holiday season, give the gift of adventure with a Tofino Resort + Marina gift card, starting from $50. Gift cards can be redeemed towards an overnight stay, an experience with our Marine Adventure Centre, dinner at 1909 Kitchen + Bar or a selection of gifts, including Islander Reels and Yeti coolers.
In recognition that every adventure tour out in the water and on the land takes place on unceded Indigenous territory, Tofino Resort + Marina contributes 1% of revenues to Tribal Park Allies, which supports the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in the restoration and guardianship of their lands and 1% to the Fish for the Future Fund which supports the protection and conservation of wild salmon populations in Clayoquot Sound.
To learn more, plan an adventure or purchase a gift card, visit tofinoresortandmarina.com..
About Tofino Resort + Marina
Adventure seekers coming to battle the waves, foodies drawn to the unique tastes of Tofino’s incredible culinary scene and ocean lovers looking for a hip home base – Tofino Resort + Marina is the perfect place to experience the spirit of the wild, west coast. Inspired by adventure, Tofino Resort + Marina is the only full-service resort situated on the inlet, and is just a short stroll from Tofino’s artisan boutiques, surf shops and Pacific flavours of this ruggedly refined ocean-side community. Experience the on-site Marine Adventure Centre, offering ocean adventures that take travellers beyond the end of the road, including the resort’s new wood-fired remote sauna on the Clayoquot Sound. Indulge at signature restaurant 1909 Kitchen + Bar showcasing produce sourced and foraged from Vancouver Island’s ocean, shoreline, forests and farms. Home to Tofino’s largest private marina with 58 slips and space to moor vessels of up to 130 feet, plus Tofino’s only waterfront fitness centre, Tuff Fit.
Media release and images provided by Annabel Hawksworth, Hawksworth Communications. Image credit: Jill Slater, Jeremy Koreski, Leila Kwok