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Willie Mitchell’s Tofino Tuna Guide

When people hear stories of offshore Tofino, confusion with a more tropical destination can occur. A deeper colour of blue ...

An Ode to Outdoor Dining in Tofino

In a year defined by closed doors and desperate silver linings, here’s a few reasons we love outdoor dining. The Almighty Pa...

My First Time: An Interview with Chef Kristian Eligh

This spring at 1909 Kitchen is going to become Utopia for foodies (again), as we resurrect the famously popular Tofino Eats Che...

Sense of Adventure; How Will We Find Renewal in 2021?

When the Storm Breaks. When the Bubble Pops. With the passing of 2020, we stand on the edge of a new awakening. No, not in som...

The Fastest Food: Offshore Tuna Spearfishing Photo Essay

In early October, a crew set out from Tofino Resort + Marina crazy early in search of tuna. This is not a rare sight during Tof...

Lighting Up the Holiday Road to Santa’s Mailbox in Tofino

Drop off your letters to Santa in the Tofino Resort + Marina courtyard right up until Christmas Eve. His elves have told us San...

November Music at The Hatch Waterfront Pub

In response to COVID-19 protocols, our venues at Tofino Resort + Marina will be operating at a lower capacity, social...

West Coast and Chill: The most laidback ways to experience Tofino

If you’re like the rest of British Columbia, the coast has been calling. As we transition into the shoulder season, true Tofino...

From Chinook to Tuna: The Tofino Resort + Marina Fishing Guide

From the many crystal-clear rivers of Clayoquot Sound to the deep, dark blue of the offshore Pacific Ocean, Tofino’s reputation...

Essentials for a Summer Day; A Tofino Gift Guide

During the long, lazy days of summer, even a busier-than-usual Tofino kicks up their feet in style. The vibe goes from local su...

Inside the True Kyler Vos Gallery

Unless you own a big sturdy boat or an aircraft, Port Alberni is the unofficial gateway to the west coast. This logging and fis...

Earth Day, Every Day

A Helpful Guide to keeping the momentum up one week after Earth Day Earth Day began in 1970 and celebrated its 50th annivers...

Things We Lost in the Virus

When it comes to COVID, we are staying positive and value both our health and privileged position, but we still miss the little...

Catching Up with Cohen During COVID

Tofino Resort + Marina ambassador Noah Cohen walks us through his COVID-19 experience sheltering in place. Photos by Kyler Vos ...

A Time To Reflect: Enjoying Beer + Music While Tofino is on Hold

Last October, the world was a little simpler. We lived our adventures out with purpose and passion in Tofino with little worrie...

How to Get the Most out of a Tofino Springtime

Hey, winter’s almost over. Did you get all the surfing, storm-watching and cozy, fireside romancing done? Good, because it’s ti...

A Quick and Dirty Tofino Guide for B.C. Residents

In the spirit of our recent B.C. residents promotion (10-20% off rooms) found here, we felt it was necessary to create a quick-...

Tofino 2019: A Year in Review

As the year comes to an end and we look forward to the year 2020 (like, woah), the team at Tofino Resort + Marina wants to play...

Adventures with the Fungi: A Tofino Mushroom Mission

Chef Paul Moran takes his passion for foraging—and a group of rookies—to the forest This past spring, viewers of Top Chef Cana...

Eyes Like A Wolf: An interview with Vancouver Island photographer Ryan Tidman

At Tofino Resort + Marina we are fortunate to work with some of the best photographers on the west coast. Recently, Vancouver I...

A Tale of Two Tastes: Where Cocktails and Music Mix in Tofino

What pairs better than a well-crafted cocktail and finely-curated music? Not much. We've taken the new autumn cocktail menu, ex...

A Tale of Two Tastes: Where Cocktails and Music Mix in Tofino

What pairs better than a well-crafted cocktail and finely-curated music? Not much. We've taken the new autumn cocktail menu, ex...

Chasing Tuna: Race for the Blue 2019

Imagine if you will, waking up well before the sun rises, scouring weather reports while stuffing a quick-but-massive breakfast...

Trip Report: Hot Springs in Tofino

To reach the hallowed and hot water of Clayoquot Sound’s famous natural springs, you need to first get there, and that’s one of...

Trip Report: Whale Watching in Tofino

When you arrive at Tofino Resort + Marina's Marine Adventure Centre, the first thing you notice is that the building is, like, ...

Trip Report: Fishing with Tofino Resort + Marina

“Good morning, boys!” There’s something about a crisp early AM mission that gets at the core of your spirit. In Tofino—as is th...

Drink More Beer. Be a Better Person.

We bring Vancouver Island’s beer scene to Tofino, and save a few salmon in the process Do you love beer? Of course you do. ...

A Guide to the Best Patios in Tofino

Because drinking outside is better 1909 Kitchen Life is better on the water 634 Campbell St., Tofino B.C. Literal...

The Tofino Guide to Catch-and-Release Fishing

For the love of fish, let’s leave ‘em wet and keep ‘em alive At Tofino Resort + Marina we love fishing. We also love fish. But...

The Half-Ass Tofino Guide to Beaches

Last month, we asked Tofitian and Olympic Hopeful Mathea Olin to rank Tofino beaches in order. This month, we explore the good,...

Tofino Salmon Fishing Remains Open for Business

As we have always have been, Tofino Resort + Marina remains committed to conservation of our wild salmon stocks, and applauds a...

The Tofino Guide to Bear Watching

We are spoiled. Those of us who grew up in the rich wilds of Vancouver Island see black bears in their natural habitat all ...

A Year of Flavour; Five Highlights from the #TofinoEats Chef Series

The #TofinoEats Chef Series has been happening for over a year now. In that time, we have been fortunate enough to pull some of...

An Ode to The Tofino Beach Picnic

The beach picnic is a time-honoured tradition. There’s just something about curating the perfect mix of good food, frosty bever...

A Love Letter to the Whales

On my 15th birthday, my father offered to take me on a whale watching tour off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia. Knowi...

Hiking the Tofino Trails

Hiking in Tofino is popular for a reason. The hiking trails through rainforests and along the coastline provide amazing scenery...

5 Interesting Things to See in Tofino

Beyond the town of Tofino awaits an adventure. Aside from the beach combing, whale watching, fishing, kayaking and surfing, the...

Whale Watching in Tofino

Whale watching in Tofino is the best location in the world for taking in the breathtaking sights to witness these gentle giants...

Tofino Bars and Restaurants

The Ultimate Guide to Eating in Tofino The magic of a great meal is hard to identity. It’s not so much about what you paid o...

The Tofino Guide to Winter

To many, it’s Tofino’s most alluring season, filled with surf, storms and way, way less crowds. We present the Tofino Resort + ...