101 Things to Do on Your Tofino Wedding Adventure, A Guide for Brides, Grooms and Guests

101 Things to Do on Your Tofino Wedding Adventure, A Guide for Brides, Grooms and Guests

Photography by Marnie Recker

1. Visit Tonquin Park and hike the new trail
2. Learn all about Clayoquot Sound on a guided kayak trip
3. Take a trip back in time in a traditional dugout canoe with T’ashii Paddle School
4. See a full grey whale skeleton at The Whale Centre & Museum
5. Stop by West Coast Wild Zip on the way to Tofino for a thrill of a lifetime
6. Stop by the Village Green to play on the zip line at the kid’s playground
7. Be mesmerized by the sun filtering through the trees on the Rainforest Trail
8. Go whale watching and see grey whales, humpbacks, orcas, sea lions, otters and tons of migratory and resident birds
9. Get a new west coast inspired outfit at Habit Clothing or Covet Boutique
10. Get a bird’s eye view at Radar Hill
11. Pamper yourself at Scared Stone Spa
12. Enjoy some drinks on the patio at Jack’s Pub and watch the boats go by
13. Trek out to the Bomber, a World War II plane that went down in 1945
14. Book a fun family or romantic couple photo session with West Coast Portrait
15. Buy some fresh dungenous crab and cook up a delicious feast
16. Margaritas on the patio at Sobo Restaurant
17. Pick up a few growlers at Tofino Brewery and enjoy in your hot tub overlooking the ocean
18. Enjoy morning coffee at Tofino Roasting Company
19. Enjoy mussels and frits while watching the latest surf videos or a Canucks game at Shelter Restaurant
20. Tackle a Titanic Caesar at Schooner Restaurant
21. Bring the whole family to Sunday Brunch at The Spotted Bear
22. Indulge with a Vegan Josie Jelly at Rhino Coffee House
23. Be thirsty at the newest beach side patio, Sandbar Bistro at Long Beach Lodge
24. Enjoy some local entertainment and pint at Jamie’s Restaurant and Lounge
25. Bring some famous Tacofino fish tacos to the beach
26. Get some coffee and pick up the Tofino Times at Tofitian
27. Slurp an oyster or 100 oysters at the annual Oyster Festival in November
28. Pick up some freshly caught local seafood at Wildside Grill
29. Bust out some downward dogs at Coastal Bliss Yoga Studio
30. Try a rejuvenating acupuncture session with Arbutus Health Center
31. Rent a beach cruiser from TOF Cycles and cruise the bike path and the beach
32. Swing by Scoot ’N’ Aboot scooter rentals
33. Grab an ice cream cone from Chocolate Tofino
34. Explore the boardwalk trail and beaches at Schooner Cove
35. Beach comb along Long Beach
36. Watch the waves roll in from Sunset Pettinger Point
37. Join a paddle board tour with Tofino Paddle Surf
38. Take the water taxi to Meares Island and walk the Big Tree Trail
39. Paddle board under a full moon at McKenzie Beach
40. Get your hair did at Studio One Aveda Concept Salon or Salty Dolls
41. Spend a day at the Hot Springs, don’t forget your swimsuit!
42. Float plane tour, Clayoquot Sound from the air!
43. Helicopter sightseeing adventure
44. Roy Henry Vickers Art at Eagle Aerie Gallery
45. Wander through the Saturday Market at the Village Green and see what the locals are selling
46. Jingle into Christmas and mingle with the locals at the end of November
47. Boogie board at Cox Bay
48. Try the Crazy Ron Roll at Tough City Sushi
49. Taste the variety of teas at the Tofino Tea Bar
50. Hike the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet and climb the rocks around the Lighthouse
51. Skip rope with bull kelp
52. Wander dreamily through the Tofino Botanical Gardens
54. Check out the tide pools at Crystal Cove
55. Hike to Radar Beaches
56. Graze the Gardens at the annual Food and Wine Festival in June
57. Go bear watching by boat and see bears roaming the shoreline
58. Pick fresh wild salmonberries, huckleberries, thimbleberries, sahlal berries, black berries and strawberries (season permitting!)
59. Design your own hoodie or t-shirt at Pina
60. Meet Mark Hobson, wildlife and landscape painter, at his gallery
61. Enjoy the best that Ucluelet has to offer during Ukee Days at the end of July
62. Walk Chesterman Beach on a clear night at low tide to take in the stars
63. Grab a 4th Street Wrap from Tuff Beans and enjoy it on the dock watching the fisherman pull in their catch
64. Visit the sea lion at Marine West dock
65. 4×4 out to Virgin Falls
66. Jump off the Kennedy Lake bridge and camp on Rainbow Beach
67. Fly a kite at Cox Bay
68. March in the annual Box Parade at the end of April
69. Build a driftwood house on Long Beach
70. Check out the Eik Tree and it’s steel girdle to keep it upright, half a block from Jamie’s Whaling Station
71. Catch the Big One at the Tofino Salt Water Classic Fishing Derby in July
72. See world class professional surfing at Rip Curl Pro Tofino in June
73. Storm watching from The Pointe Restaurant
74. Kite surfing at South Chesterman when the winds are right
75. Visit the Kwisitis Visitor Center at on Wickaninnish Beach and learn about the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation
76. Feel like you are in a Dr.Seuss book on the Bog Trail
77. Drive out to Grice Bay and launch your boat for a cruise up the inlet
78. Walk out to Frank Island at Chesterman Beach at low tide and photograph the lighthouse on Lennard Island
79. Welcome back the grey whales at the annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival in March
80. Drop into the bowl at Tuff City Skate park
81. Bring your appetite and take part in some of the amazing events during Feast Tofino in May
82. Meet master carvers at the annual Carving on the Edge Festival in September
83. Find your favorite author at Mermaid Tales Bookshop
84. Go to the Ucluelet Aquarium and see the octopus have lunch
85. Pan for gold at Florencia Bay Beach
86. Support woman’s surfing at the annual Queen of the Peak in October
87. Be inspired at the annual Tofino Lantern Festival in August
88. Hike up Lone Cone on Meares Island and enjoy the most magnificent view of Tofino and Clayoquot Sound
89. Go for a polar bear swim on New Years Day
90. Have a bon fire and make some s’mores
91. Play 18-hole mini golf or enjoy the 9-hole championship course at Long Beach Golf Course
92. Have a steam and treatment at Ancient Cedars Spa
93. Get a tattoo
94. Go to a Monday Night Movie at Clayoquot Community Theatre
95. Run the annual Edge to Edge Marathon in June
96. Take a boat tour and see some newborn eaglets nesting on Dead Man’s Isle
97. Learn something new at a Parks Canada presentation at Green Point Campground Theatre
98. Bring your mountain bike to the Tuff City Bike Park
99. Hike up to the look out at South Cox Bay
100. Host a sandcastle competition at the beach
101. Get married on the beach!

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