Travel Calling: Tofino / Ucluelet

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Beautiful British Columbia – it’s true! If you’ve ever visited BC, you know it’s one of the most spectacular parts of the world. I’ve lived in Canada for almost 15 years, but I had yet to visit Ucluelet and Tofino located on Vancouver Island. I was so excited to have the perfect excuse to finally visit when we were invited to attend my dear friends wedding. We had such a wonderful time exploring these quaint towns, that I’ve put together my guide of my favourite parts of our trip to share with you.
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How to get there 
Traveling to Tofino from Vancouver is a bit of a trek, but that is part of the magic of visiting. First you take the ferry, which is about 2 hours, before driving 3 hours to your final destination. The journey may be long but the scenery is absolutely picturesque and something you want to take your time with. The two towns are about 20 minutes apart, so it’s easy to visit both spots during your stay.13239281_1070507619659177_8780400788082779359_n-1Black Rock 2Where to stay – Black Rock Resort
We stayed in Ucluelet at one the most beautiful ocean front hotels I’ve ever seen, Black Rock Resort. There are various chalets, that all had beautiful nature views of the Pacific Coast Trails. As soon as we arrived, we took a walk down to the beach to check out the stunning sights. Other than the scenery, my favourite part of the hotel was the fantastic restaurant, the private patio and the ah-mazing soaker tub. It’s luxury, meets West Coast casual. This is a popular honeymoon spot, and from the images above, I’m sure you can see why.

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What to eat – Tacofino
Tacofino is a very popular group of restaurants that began in Tofino as a food truck. This is one of our favourite places to dine in Vancouver, and we were excited to visit the original spot. Parked in the back of a surf shop parking lot, you’ll quickly see the crowd gathered, patiently waiting their mouth watering Mexican food. Jonathon got the pulled pork burrito, while I opted for the vegetarian burrito. It was SO delicious, if we had more time, we would have visited again!Coffee Shop TofinoCoffee shop 2

What to drink – The Tofitian
Located in the same surfers shop parking lot is the coffee shop, The Tofitian. It has a great local vibes, fantastic coffee, and a pretty epic sign out front. This is the perfect place to grab a quick coffee while you wait for your Tacofino. Ah I want to go back already!Tofitian 6Tofino Brewing

What to drink – Tofino Brewing Company
On the top of Jonathon’s list was a visit to Tofino Brewing Company. Their focus is to brew great beer, be a positive addition to the town, and operating in a sustainable and locally focused manner. They have very interesting and unique brews like Spruce Tree Ale, that is actually brewed with Spruce tips, and Kelp Stout brewed with, you guessed it, local kelp! We brought a few bottles home and have been on the look out to find it locally in Vancouver. An absolute must stop if you’re a beer lover, and in the area.
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What to see – Long Beach
This pristine beach is located between Ucluelet and Tofino. I wrote about our morning on Long Beach in my last style post, and it was such a wonderful morning. The beach stretches for miles, and is a haven for surfers. I felt so calm and relaxed while walking along the shoreline. There is a reason our province’s slogan is Super, Natural British Columbia. I hope you can one day travel to this slice of BC heaven too.Ferry 6

Have you ever visited this beautiful part of the world? Let me know in the comments below

  • This place looks magnificent, I would love to visit!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

    • You would LOVE it! It was my first time visiting, and I completely fell in love. The photos don’t do it enough justice!
      Happy weekend Stella xo

  • Your friend’s wedding sounds like the perfect reason to explore the area, and how lovely you’ve been living in Canada for 15 years! I’ve never visited before, but absolutely want to at some point in the near future!

    ps. still loving that blue gingham shorts and white blouse combo on you 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Estella Bartlett Jewellery Giveaway (Open Worldwide!) x

    • Thank you Gabrielle! It seriously is a slice of heaven. It is actually 15 years this week we’ve been living in Canada, SO crazy how time flies. If you ever venture to Canada, let me know so I can send you recommendations 🙂
      xo

  • merel

    That dress looks amazing on you! Wow <3

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

    • Thank you Merel! It’s by Gentle Fawn

  • OMG these pictures are straight out of a dreamy heaven, just beyond beautiful! Love the dress on you!

    xx
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    • Thank you Ankita! It was a very dreamy location indeed. I can’t wait to go back!

  • Looks so beautiful! Such a pretty dress too!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

    • Thanks so much lady! Be sure to let me know if you ever venture to the West Coast of Canada. It’s such an amazing place to visit. Happy weekend 🙂

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    You look absolutely amazing! Love this look on you!!!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    • Oh thank you so much Len! Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead xo

  • I haven’t been there in years, I need to go back it is so beautiful
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Ooh and you are relatively close by! Worth it just for the views, tacos and seriously good coffee 🙂
      Happy Weekend xo

  • Violette

    These photos are amazing! I love the landscape!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Thank you Violette! Be sure to let me know if you ever venture to the West Coast of Canada. It’s seriously a slice of heaven. Happy weekend xo

  • Oh wow that is quite the trek but it looks totally worth it! Your photos are beautiful!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • It was definitely worth it! The views were absolutely amazing 🙂

  • Siffat Haider

    Oh my goodness, Tofino looks breathtaking! It definitely sounds like a bit of a trek, but most definitely worth it!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    • It was so worth it!! Next time, I would definitely book more time because we just scratched the surface. I could of stayed another week. It’s such a relaxing place. If you ever venture to Vancouver or the West Coast, be sure to let you know. I have a list of all the insta worthy must see spots 🙂

  • Such gorgeous photos! Looks like an amazing place.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thank you Gemma! It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Be sure to let me know if you ever venture to the West Coast of Canada so I can send through some recommendation 🙂

  • This looks like a gorgeous place to be in, loving that striped dress!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    • Thank you Camila! The dress is by Gentle Fawn 🙂

  • This destination sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!
    Isn’t That Charming.

    • Thanks Emily. It was a pretty magical place to visit 🙂

  • Mahi Chaurasia

    such a great post
    http://thestyleride.com/

    • Thanks Mahi! Happy weekend xo

  • It looks absolutely gorgeous here, girlie! I’ve never been to Vancouver and don’t know anyone who has, so you’re really introducing me to so much and enticing me to visit someday! The views indeed look amazing and worth the long hour trips. Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Ah Jalisa, Canada in general is SO stunning. I’m of course bias to the West Coast. The mountains, the ocean, the greenery. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful parts of the world. If you ever venture this way, I will send you lots of recommendations. Happy Weekend Lady xo

  • Oh wow, it looks amazing there and your photos are stunning! The beach looks so pretty!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Thanks so much! The beach was so beautiful, and made for a wonderful location for photos.

    • Thanks Lady! It was such a photogenic location

  • Looks amazing! All the food looks great and you look so happy in your pics.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thank you Ann! It’s a wonderful part of the world. I was very happy indeed 🙂

  • Dominique

    Oh wow, this looks like heaven! Your photos capture it beautifully doll xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • Thank you so much Dominique!

  • merel

    What an amazing photos! Gorgeous!

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

  • Vanessa

    Hope you had a lovely trip! These pics are amazing and it looks like so much fun!

    xoxo,
    Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.com

    • Thanks so much Vanessa! Tofino is such a beautiful part of the world

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    These photos are gorgeous!! Perfect summer look darling! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    • Thank you Len! Hope you’re having a wonderful week too 🙂

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Aaw that seems like you had a fantastic time dear! I love the pictures on the boat – they make me wanna go on a boat trip right away 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Thankyou Carmen! It was such a wonderful getaway 🙂

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    Black Rock resort seems like the place to be! What stunning scenery!
    I wish I could get away more often!
    I love the look of the brewery too! But make mine cider. I don’t like beer!!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au