NOVEMBER 4TH, 2010
to get your gale on—it’s storm-watching season in Tofino. Here are the
only three things you need for relaxation with a side of rough seas.
There’s nothing cozier than a Pacific Sands’ private two bedroom villa
situated steps from the sand in Cox Bay (the top spot to storm watch in
town). Specifically request villa 24, which has been redone to reflect
its new design direction. Best part? There’s no need to leave your bed
in the master suite for a front-row seat to 30 foot swells. Sleeps 4,
from $400 a night, www.pacificsands.com
Spend an afternoon at the Wickaninnish Inn’s Ancient Cedars Spa.
Take a long steam in the wintergreen and eucalyptus-scented Rainforest
Steam Room, then it’s a detoxifying foot soak with a cup of herbal tea
before an Aromatic Massage with essential oils whisks you away to your
happy place. www.wickinn.com
Head into downtown Tofino and dine at the new Spotted Bear Bistro.
The chef has a history working the kitchens of Pastis and Lumiere and
his cuisine is West Coast with a twist done well. Succulent scallops
the width of sand dollars anyone? www.spottedbearbistro.com