Tasting Tofino

If you are ranking the best beaches in the world, you might want to consider Chesterman Beach. The Guardian has this Tofino beach rated as #1 in the Wild and Remote category, 33rd overall. There is something so remarkably peaceful about walking from one end to the other, watching the dogs, surfers, swimmers, beach cyclists and beachcombers making the most of this 2.7 kilometre stretch.

Along with its beauty, Tofino is known for its surfing, vibrant First Nations culture, artisans and hippy vibe.

Tofino surf

Tofino is also known for its chefs and restaurants. If you want to get a broad sample, the Tofino Food and Wine Festival is a great place to start. It sells out quickly. As you’ll see below, the Festival is not until June, yet some events are already fully booked.

Festival Link

Here is a recent example of the experience:

Tofino will be buzzing, even outside of the formal Festival events. In scanning the participant list, you can also get an idea of places you might want to eat, whenever you visit.

Tofino Teaser
One of the most famous places to eat in Tofino is the Tacofino food truck in the Live to Surf lot. There you can get everything from lingcod, albacore tuna, crispy chicken and bean tacos to burritos, gringas and watermelon-basil icy slush freshies. Tacofino was started by Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong in 2009. Vancouver partner, Ryan Spong, joined them in 2010.

Tacofino Tofino

For a Tofino teaser, you can also visit a Tacofino Commissary on Vancouver’s East Hastings or Blood Alley or look for one of the Vancouver Tacofino trucks. Here is where they line up on Burrard.

Vancouver Tacofino

Written by Elizabeth Newton


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