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Tofino For Two


APRIL 7TH, 2011

Tofino For Two

Overcast, rainy days call for bundling up with your honey and walking along the beach hand-in-hand. If you’re on the search for a romantic getaway, get to Tofino and brave the end of storm-watching season up close, or create your own action (wink, wink) behind closed doors.

stay
Middle Beach Lodge’s original property, Lodge at the Beach, is also known as the “adult-only hide-a-way.” The cozy rooms have no distractions like TVs or phones, but when you do want to emerge back into the (somewhat) real world, the plush couches and oversized chairs around a large fireplace in a common great room await. Not to be missed: fresh-baked cookies are served nightly at 8 p.m. Rooms from $99, Middle Beach Lodge, 400 MacKenzie Beach Rd., Tofino, 250-725-2900, www.middlebeach.com

eat
Whether you need the aphrodisiac or not, start your candlelit meal at Shelter with fresh shucked Vancouver Island oysters ($3 each). Afterward, recreate the classic pet-friendly big-screen romance scene with the delectable smoked salmon and manila clam linguine ($24). Shelter, 601 Campbell St., Tofino, 250-723-3353, www.shelterrestaurant.com

relax
A couple’s massage like no other, the Cedar Sanctuary at the Ancient Cedars Spa is a quaint hut just steps from the spa that includes a fireplace and French doors that open onto the beach for the ultimate romantic R&R. Couple’s massage from $300. Ancient Cedars Spa at The Wickaninnish Inn, 500 Osprey Lane at Chesterman, Tofino, 250-725-3100, www.wickinn.com

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