I really love Tofino area. Many tourist attractions without disturbing the ecology of the setting. It is a must see place. many surf shops to rent from and get lessons as well. Very cold water even in summer so wet suit is a must for this Canadian girl!
Clayoquot Sound is a very beautiful area. The marina area that serves it is nice. Many in the area are into the arts of past era. Surfing. The Sound it self is pristine beauty. Take a float plane ride. You won't regret it.
Whether you come by kayak, float plane, broken down RV, VW van, car, or thumb, do come. If you don't, you won't know what you missed. This is a truly magical, mystical place like no other I have been. Embrace your inner hippie.
we did the bear watching in the sound . Our guide was great , he in one one of the first nations people and clearly knows his stuff . He showed us bears and eagles,seals etc. The scenery was breathtaking.
There's work being one on this side of the Clayoquot Sound: fishing docks and service boats. The shoreline is visited frequently by birds: seagulls and herons and more. Water flows down from Lake Kennedy, sometimes quite dramatically, and clouds rise over the mountains beyond, constantly changing scene.