Tofino is located on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Clayoquot Sound. Surfable throughout the year for beginners and veterans alike and home to competitions such as the Rip Curl Pro Tofino / Canadian Surf Championships and Queen of the Peak women’s surf competition each October, Tofino is known as Canada’s Surf Capital. Play or relax on vast, sandy beaches. Hike through old-growth rainforest. Taste freshly caught and foraged foods at diverse eateries. Meet a community of artisans and discover independently-owned shops and galleries. Observe whales and bears in their natural habitat, as Bald Eagles soar overhead. The Nuu-chah-nulth phrase Hishuk Ish Tsawalk (Everything is one – all is interconnected) inspires the lifestyle in Tofino.