Looking to escape with your love for a little romantic weekend getaway? Look no further than the quaint town of Tofino, a district on the west coast of Vancouver Island. This small, yet popular destination is chock-full of great places to stay, scrumptious restaurants, and activities for everybody! Follow along as we share our favourite spots for you and your significant other to piece together the perfect itinerary.
Where to Stay
The Shoreline is a boutique A-frame hotel in the heart of Tofino. Explore nature or venture into town during the days and head back in the evenings to snuggle up with your beau in one of their oceanfront cabins on the Tofino Inlet. The cabin vibes are everything you need for a relaxing weekend away.
Cozy up in one of Ocean Village Resort’s rustic cabins facing the stunning shores of MacKenzie Beach, nestled in the world-renowned surf and outdoor haven of Tofino. From a heated pool and hot tub to seasonal water rentals and cozy campfires, Ocean Village Resort has every amenity needed for a complete weekend away. Disconnecting with your love a few weeks before saying I do never looked more appealing!
The Pacific Sands Beach Resort is a beachfront haven on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, with front-row seats to nature’s greatest waterpark. From world-class surfing and tranquil beach walks to year-round events and a delicious local food scene, every day is an adventure at The Pacific Sands Beach Resort. Choose from a selection of spacious surf-in/surf-out accommodations—including private beach houses, and signature hot tub suites—all with fully equipped kitchens, thoughtful amenities, and easy access to convenient resort services. This getaway spot will be the perfect oasis for you and your love to reconnect with one another.
The Wickaninnish Inn is just a few minutes south of Tofino on the Esowista Peninsula, the Inn is central to exploring the rugged wilderness of Pacific Rim National Park and Clayoquot Sound. The rooms and suites at the Wickaninnish Inn are tailor-made to provide serenity amidst the untamed wilderness. This place is truly the ultimate getaway for you and your significant other with the perfect blend of luxury, charm, and connection to nature. Not to mention, you can also enjoy an intimate dinner, après-beach cocktails, or hot cocoa by the fire in one of our exceptional dining venues during your visit.
Check out all of the amazing things Wickaninnish Inn has to offer here!
Where to Dine
This food truck serves up some of the best California and Mexico-inspired beach food which is the perfect bite to grab in between surfs!
Check out their menu here! It’s a must-stop while visiting Tofino!
Looking for a refreshing beverage after a long day of exploring? Tofino Brewing Co. is the spot to hit up! They brew small-batch, handcrafted beer using high-quality malted barley and Pacific Northwest hops. Try a flight of their staples, enjoy a pint of something new or grab some beer to enjoy back at your hotel as you watch the sunset oceanside.
The 1909 Kitchen is the perfect choice for a little date night excursion on your vacation. Dine on their jaw-dropping waterfront patio or inside against a backdrop of mountains and coastline. From burgers and fries and wood-fired pizza to fish tacos and raw oysters, the 1901 Kitchen has something for everyone. And, what’s even cooler? Bring your day’s catch if you wish, and their chef will prepare and cook it for you in their 1000º wood-fired Mugnaini oven. Talk about an unforgettable experience! From
Wolf in the Fog is inspired most of all by the oceans, forests, and shoreline of Tofino. Enjoy brunch, happy hour, or dinner at this sea-view restaurant featuring a warm, rustic vibe that serves up creative locally sourced plates and cocktails.
Where to Shop
Looking for the perfect souvenir from your little getaway, pop into The Den where you’ll find sustainable and thoughtfully curated products. From custom soaps and candles to cards and homeware, there if a gift for everyone in your life at this cute little shop!
What to Do
Whether you’re hoping to relax and unwind or explore the beautiful scenery, Tofino has activities for every type of trip. Check out our favourites:
Long Beach: Take a romantic walk with your love along the 16-kilometer Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park.
Surfing: Hit the waves at Long Beach or Chesterman Beach. Don’t know how to surf? Many of the oceanfront resorts can help you arrange lessons!
Hiking: Tofino is home to some beautiful and scenic hikes! Some of the most popular short hikes include Schooner Cove Trail and South Beach Trail. The Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet is a longer trail covering a more rugged landscape.
Botanical Gardens: Enjoy a day at the Tofino Botanical Gardens checking out the gardens, indulge in a spa treatment, or even yoga!
Boat Tours: Explore all the ocean has to offer from scenic tours to fishing trips! Check out Northwest Ocean Adventures here!