Category: Vancouver Island 2015

Last Day in Canada

We left beautiful Tofino and Vancouver island, cross the Strait of Georgia by boat and came back to the big city Vancouver.

Our last day in Tofino

As forecasted, it was a cloudy morning. One of maybe three or four during our 6 week-stay in Canada. After breakfast, we set for a short walk in Tofino, the Tonquin Trail.

Hot Springs, Bears, Whales and Floatplane

Coming from the country of hot springs (“onsen” in Japanese) and being an onsen addict, I visited countless hot springs in my life. Sometimes I hiked into the mountains for a couple of hours just to soak in often spectacular settings. Philippe joined me…

Evening kayaking in Tofino

We have not done any kayaking in Canada. It seems that kayaking is a very important part of Canadian lifestyle. It also looked like fun to explore an intricate Tofino coastline with many islands and inlets from the water level.

Sunset over Tofino

One of the most spectacular sunset we have ever seen! The color of the sky and clouds were changing and we stood there in awe.

Another history of Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet

Al from Archipelago Cruise talked to us about the Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet and pointed out the place of their village during our cruise trip. I wanted to find out more about them so the next day we went to the Ucluelet Information Center which…

Wild Pacific Trail – Survival on the Edge

This morning we joined a guided walk on the Wild Pacific Trail,  “Survival on the Edge”, organized by the Central West Coast Forest Society.