Wanderlust Wednesday: Tofino, BC

Tonquin Park Trail

Tonquin Park Trail

You might’ve noticed the photo above on last week’s Friday Finds post.  I picked it because I’ve been dreaming of going back to Tofino.  A full day’s trip from Seattle, the 8-hour journey requires driving over two and a half hours to the ferry terminal in Tsawassen, BC, just outside of Vancouver, taking a car ferry to Nanaimo, then driving another 3 hours across Vancouver Island to Tofino.  Minus a seaplane, there’s no quick and easy way to get there – and, even that is an unpredictable option given Pacific Northwest weather.  Of course, the remoteness is what makes it so appealing.

Truthfully, I would make the trip just for a burrito from the TacoFino truck.  But the majestic vistas, rolling clouds, pristine trails, unexpected storms, violent waves, warm sun, quiet solitude, drizzly moments, welcoming locals, and small town charm are equal draws.  Here are a few photos from our trip.  Would you make the trek?

BC Ferries

Mainland View from BC Ferry

RF Making Friends

RF Making Friends

View from Pacific Sands Beach Resort

View from Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Caution - Cougars!

Caution – Cougars!

Hiking into Tonquin Park

Hiking into Tonquin Park

Secret Passage

Secret Passage

The Views!

The Views!

TacoFino Cantina!

TacoFino Cantina!

Wild Pacific Trail

Wild Pacific Trail

In the distance...

In the distance…

Girl on Lighthouse

Girl on Lighthouse

Wildflower Lookout

Wildlfower Lookout

Storm Rolls In

Storm Rolls In

Storm Rolls Out

Storm Rolls Out

Sunset over Frank Island

Sunset over Frank Island

Headed Home

Headed Home

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