ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Don't miss Tuff Beans while in Tofino..

After breakfast, we did a bit of exploring in Tofino..

A cool gallery...

We drove out on the deck to see the views..

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You can rent this one right from the dock..

We enjoyed watching all the action..

Driving off the dock..

We went beach hopping next, we saw a lot of beaches..

Another beauty..

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We had fun beach hopping, Jerry found a bat to play with...

We saw a lot of these beauties growing on side of the...

We had lunch at Long Beach Lodge, notice Jerry's green hat for...

Jerry's chicken sandwich, it was HUGE..

My halibut, notice my green for Saint Patrick's Day..;-)

The view of Cox Beach from our window...

I was happy to spot this lighthouse in the distance...

Zoomed view..

This is paradise for surfers..

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Last one from Cox Beach...:-) It was fun watching all the action...

Back on the road, we saw more of these beauties..

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Back at the Lodge, we highly recommend this one...

Last one from Tofino, we loved this town.. :-)


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! We slept like babies last night after all the exploring we did on the way to Tofino. We woke ready to roll again and stayed busy all day. We started with breakfast at Ruff Beans, a cool restaurant and coffee shop with outdoor dining. This is a must do while visiting Tofino.

Tofino is one of the coolest towns we have visited. It is known for being a bit of a hippy town, lots of people walking at a slower pace, enjoying the beauty of the area. Tofino is a small district on Vancouver Island, off Canada's west coast. It sprawls on a peninsula within Clayoquot Sound, characterized by wild natural scenery including lakes, inlets and ancient rain forest. Sandy beaches with year-round surfing facilities include Cox Bay, Chesterman Beach and popular Long Beach, part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The relaxed town of Tofino sits on the peninsula's tip.

We made sure we wore some green in our outfits today, we always do this on Saint Patrick’s day. You would get pinched if you didn’t where I grew up. :-) We didn’t see anyone else dressed in green, we didn’t find our usual corned beef and cabbage dinners out either. We ended up at Cox Beach with Jerry having a chicken sandwich and I had halibut. We were glad we cooked our corned beef and cabbage before we left, we had a hunch we might not find it in Canada.

We had lunch at the Long Beach Lodge and watched hundreds of surfers and people enjoying Cox Beach. This is one of the most beautiful beaches we have seen. To top it off, we spotted a lighthouse in the area too. I didn’t even plan to search for lighthouses this trip, only having a few days, they seem to be finding me. We checked out a bunch of beaches in the area, Cox was our favorite. I am adding a lot of pictures and hope you enjoy. Check back later for more from Vancouver Island.

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