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2 TofinoTime Magazine september 2002 issue six produced on tofino time by adam and baku we encourage submissions and listings from the community event listings are free submission deadline is the 15th of the month contact info: tofino time magazine box 362 tofino, bc canada V0R 2Z0 phone: fax: cover photo: jason fever kayak photo: adrian dorst

3 welcome to the sixth issue of TofinoTıme Magazine in September The intent of this publication is to serve as a forum in which the town of Tofino, it s people and all the activities that make life here special are celebrated and promoted. We hope to be supportive to those in our community who produce & organise all the events that enhance our lives and the time spent here by our visitors. Table of Content A Walk in Time 4 Jay s Fishing Report 6 Recipes 7 Moon Phases 7 Sea Otters 8 Canoe Carving 9 Astronomy 10 Golf Etiquette 11 Tide Table 11 Horoscope 12 Kayaking Safety 14 Roy Henry Vickers 16 Adrian Dorst 17 Community Calendar 18/19 Music/Entertainment 20/21 Travel Schedules 22 Comic 23 Community Directory 26 page 3

4 Tofino and its community photo: wayne a walk in time text & illustrations are excerpts from a walk in time courtesy of the raincoast education society. used with permission. a walk in time is a booklet with history of landmark buildings on main street. worth reading, best in combination with a leisurely stroll down main street. available at the raincoast interpretive centre for two dollars. raincoast interpretive centre 452 main (the big yellow building at fourth) The Coast Guard purchased property to build a boathouse in 1908 for $50. John Chesterman was appointed coxswain. The Coast Guard s present building was constructed in 1954 on the same site. The lifeboat was propelled by oars and a sail until the arrival of gas-powered boats in The lifeboat crew contributed many services to the community: transporting accident victims from remote places to medical care, digging graves, tending to navigation lights and supporting the lighthouse keeper and his family. The community had great admiration for the Unbridled Productions Presents Tofino Dinner Theatre David n Deanna s Wedding August 11, 18, 25 and September 15, 22 Dinner, Live Music, Dancing, and the Wildest Wedding on the West Coast. Call for tickets & information page 4

5 photo: tofino coastguard photo: tofino coastguard Lifeboat and crew. Summary of Activities for 1927: Distress calls, 13; hospital trips, 4; attending to lighthouse, 69 times; attending to navigation lights, 40 times; sailing practice, 3 times; trial runs, 13; logging and cutting firewood for station, 16 times; miscellaneous, 11. Miles run, 2,621. Hours at sea, 438 hours and 35 minutes. from diary of Alex MacLeod, Coxwain crew which carried out its duties 365 days a year. On occasion, they even travelled to Port Alberni and back in the winter in an open boat. View from the water looking toward the old Lifeboat Station with the Tofino Hotel in the background. Annual 1 MUPSUP On the Village Green Sunday, Sept.1 4pm Families $35 Adults $12 Kids $5 Join the traditional event featuring Oyster Jim s west coast oysters and salmon bbq with all the trimmings. The evening will include a silent auction, live music with the Bottomfeeders, a beer garden and activities for the kids. This year we will officially dedicate our new Second Annual 1 Tofino Lantern Festival Tofino Botanical Gardens Sunday, Sept.1 at dusk Adults $5 Kids under 12 are free The Second Annual Tofino Lantern Festival to be held at the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Tickets are available at the Raincoast Interpretive Centre, 451 Main Street (the big yellow building at 4th St.) Volunteers interested in helping to transform the gardens for the festival musicians, poets, a creative set-up crew please call or Mupsup huge bbq and give friends, families & visitors a chance to enjoy the finest in Summer Village Green Events. Tickets are available in advance at the District office or at the event. LANTERN FEST September 1 page 5

6 let s go FISHING Chinook Coho Halibut Professional Guides Groups & Families ph fx by Jay Mohl As another amazing fishing season starts to wind down for Chinook in the Tofino/Clayoquot Sound area, many anglers consider this the prime time for most other species of Saltwater gamefish. The reliable weather conditions during September make most types of fishing in the area not only accessible, but very productive as well. Offshore waters are still very productive for various bottomfish, with Ling Cod and Halibut preferring large Jigs like the 7oz Gibbs Minnow, or Mudrakers bounced along the bottom. With Coho Salmon returning to local waters in amazing numbers near shore, light tackle fishery undoubtedly offers some of the finest fishing action on the BC coast. Consider trolling with a mini flasher and a small spoon like the Gibbs Gypsy Tofino Area Fishing Report September 2001 or small Super Diamond, as well as needlefish hoochies in shades of green. A fantastic light tackle fishery for Coho is with a live needlefish hooked through the nose with a #2 Gamakatsu and a slip weight. The action intensifies when multiple rods hook up with feisty Coho Salmon ft under the boat. This time of the year is the Saltwater Fly fishermen s dream come true, with large, aggressive Salmon hitting most flies with a vengeance. Cast flies like the Chartruese Clayoquot Clouser or trolled Pink/Orange Buck tails will entice the true feeding characteristics of these great sport fish. Try Kutcous Pt., Chetarpe, or B.S. Pass with flooding tide the best. The area s fresh water opportunities are now coming into prime time, with local lakes and streams offering great action on Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout, and some great catch and release action on different Salmon species. Flies or spinners are the fall favorite, all rigged with a single barbless hook. For some absolutely phenomenal late season fishing, consider Tofino s various options for a weekend getaway. new september moon 8:10 pm 6 first quarter september 13th 6:33 pm Bring this ad in and get 10% off Merrel Sandals for the month of August 2002 page 6

7 Ziggy s French Toast For four Servings: 12 slices raisin bread 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg 1 tablespoon vanilla 8 eggs 1 cup of milk Mix the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in a bowl with 1 4 cup of hot water. Add the eggs and milk and mix until well blended. Pour this mixture into a lasagne dish and soak the raisin bread in it until thoroughly moistened. Cook on a well buttered griddle until the bread puffs up and is golden on both sides. Serve hot with your favourite topping! Wildfoods Recipe: Nettle Pudding To 1 gallon of young Nettle tops, thoroughly washed, add 2 good-sized leeks or onions, 2 heads of broccoli or small cabbage, or Brussels sprouts, and 1/4 lb. of rice. Clean the vegetables well; chop the broccoli and leeks and mix with the Nettles. Place all together in a muslin bag, alternately with the rice, and tie tightly. Boil in salted water, long enough to cook the vegetables, the time varying according to the tenderness or other vise of the greens. Serve with gravy or melted butter. These quantities are sufficient for six persons Siegrun Meszaros owns the Seafarer s Bed & Breakfast in Tofino. TofinoTıme Magazine is proud to score her fabulous French Toast Recipe full moon last quarter september 21st september 28th 6:59 am 10:40 am page 7

8 Sea otters sea otter feeding in clayoquot sound photo by john forde up until about 250 years ago the Sea Otter lived in great abundance along the Pacific coast with numbers ranging in the hundred of thousands. In the 18th and 19th centuries they were nearly hunted to extinction by fur traders. Sea otters rely on their dense fur, among the finest in the world, for insulation in the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean. Male sea otters live between ten and 15 years, while females live slightly longer, to years.when not diving for food, sea otters spend most of their time at the surface eating, grooming, resting, or travelling from one preferred area to another. They swim underwater by vertical undulations of the rear body, hind limbs, and tail. Sea otters sleep at sea, sometimes joining hundreds of others in favoured resting areas called rafts. Sea otters must eat at least 25% of their body weight each day in order to maintain a high metabolic rate, which keeps their internal body temperature at 100ºf. Sea otters eat bottom-dwelling near-shore animals, which they often forage for in kelp forests. Sea otters eat more than 40 different prey items, but often have certain favourites that they specialise in such as abalone, sea urchins, crabs, clams, and octopus. Sea otters swim on their backs and use their bellies like dinner tables. Sea otters are one of the few animals to use tools. They often use rocks to break open the shells of prey items by either smashing the shell with a rock or by smashing the prey against a rock on their belly. Sometimes, favourite rocks or food items are kept in pouches of skin under the forelegs. Sea otters are considered a keystone species, which means they directly affect the ecosystem in which they live the kelp forest. Sea otters eat sea urchins and other animals that graze on kelp. Sea urchins are considered the most efficient and destructive consumer of kelp in the state. Sea otters, by eliminating sea urchins, help the kelp forest grow. There are documented studies that show that the removal of sea urchins by sea otters fosters the proliferation of kelps and profoundly alters the composition and dynamics of the kelp forest ecosystem. Enhancement page 8

9 DAYTRIPPING Zen in the Wilderness NEW THIS SEASON canoe carving red cedar canoe being carved of kelp beds by otters produces substantial enlargement of fish stocks which associate with kelp. The bottom line is that the sea otter is an indicator of a healthy ecosystem. Without the sea otter we will lose our kelp forests and all the biodiversity associated with them. photo by adam buskard Traditional Nuu-chah-nulth red cedar canoe carving can be witnessed monday to friday at the Tin Wis Resort. Karl and Bill Martin are teaching a group of youth the ancient art and invite all to come witness. The Nuu-chah-nulth developed a style of canoe that had a low stern, a flat bottom, and rounded sides that made it easier to cut through ocean waves. The design and sturdiness of the Nuu-chah-nulth canoe made it one of the finest ocean-going canoes made by native peoples anywhere. The Nuu-chah-nulth canoes were as highly valued by other tribes because of their stability in the ocean. They were often used for hunting sea mammals such as porpoises, sea otter, and whales. They were traded as far south as the Oregon coast. Nestled among lush fern gardens and ancient cedars, a campus of artfully composed treatment rooms and intimate spaces welcomes day and overnight guests. Inside, beneath a canopy of rough-hewn timbers, certified massage therapists administer holistic therapies in calming, comforting seclusion. Outside, a lakewater shower, waterfall-fed pool, meditation decks, and cedar hot tubs complete the westcoast immersion experience. Our 30% Off Grand Opening Special Offer includes two scenic water transfers, four indulgent spa treatments of choice, a leisurely lunch in the Quait Bay dining room and some swing time in a secluded double hammock overlooking the bay. Spouse s can tag along for a day of lake fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking or lazing in our fireside lounge. Spousal program offered at $99 ($70 US). Limited to six guests per day so call ahead to reserve. Water taxi departs Tofino Harbour at 9am, returning at 4:30pm Full Spa Day with lunch $349 * $240 US per person CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORTS remote refined remarkable Regular price for this full menu spa package is $500 ($350 US), $150 ($105 US) for spouses plus taxes and gratuities / Clayoquot Sound, Tofino. British Columbia page 9

10 The Big Dipper An Ancient Eyetest Close to the middle star of the handle, Mizar, sits a tiny star, Alcor. These two stars are not physically connected but are in the same line of sight from the Earth. Consequently, they appear inseparable, and visually they are, except to a person with perfect eyesight. They appear to be separated by just 12 arc minutes, or two-tenths of one degree. That s less than half the apparent width of the Moon. Before the age of eyeglasses and oculists charts, Alcor used to serve as an eye test. The Persian Al Kazwini stated during the 13th Century that people tested their eyesight by this star. Mizar and Alcor were known as the Horse and Rider to the ancient Arabs. The Arabian writer Al Firuzabadi, in the 14th Century referred to Alcor as Al Sadak, The Test or The Riddle. Why not test your own eyesight by looking for Alcor tonight? the clear black sky For those who live in large towns and cities, it is easy to forget the beauty of the night sky. Fortunately, in Tofino, far from the bright lights you can see the stars in all their grandeur. For many sky gazers, the Big Dipper is the most important group of stars in the sky. For anyone in northern latitudes, it never goes below the horizon. It is one of the most recognizable patterns in the sky and thus one of the easiest for the novice to find. Long ago, when the forms of animals and heroes were pictured against the stars, a large bear was represented in this particular region. The fact that the Big Dipper formed a bear to American First Nations and to cultures of the Old World and Siberia suggests that Ursa Major, as it is called today, is a star pattern recognized in ancient times. The name Big Dipper itself has been a source of frustration to some constellation historians. Who exactly originated this name? For much of the world this pattern has been, if not a bear, then a sort of wagon. In France and Germany, it is the Great Chariot. In the British Isles these seven stars are known widely as The Plough, however, as a long-handled pot or ladle it is strictly an American usage, first mentioned in 19th century astronomy books, but apparently not before then. Incidentally, it is wrong to refer to the Big Dipper as a constellation. There are 88 groups of stars that are officially recognized and listed as constellations. The Big Dipper, famous as it is, has no official status and is only recognized as being a conspicuous part of a constellation (Ursa Major). ursa major the big dipper page 10

11 Golf etiquette by Keith Gibby Gibson, C.P.G.A Head Professional For the game of golf to be joyous, each player participates in accordance with a code of decent and friendly conduct which includes safe and fast play, proper care of the golf course, and basic courtesy. If you are new to golf it may seem intimidating having to join a group so here are a few things that can help you make friends on the course: Etiquette: Rake all bunkers. Replace all divots. Don t make divots with practice swings. On greens, repair all ball marks. Repair spike marks on the greens after finishing play. Be most careful on the greens, tread lightly, don t damage the hole. In other words, leave the course and particularly the greens in the condition in which you would like to find them. Safety: Be careful when you swing a club, whether in practice (you might hit someone nearby) or in play (you might also hit your ball into someone). Therefore, don t play until the group in front is out of the way. Courtesy: Don t move, talk, or stand close to or directly behind a player making a stroke. Observe the rules including who has the honor. Play without delay! Slow play is a huge aggravation. Leave the putting green as soon as all players in your group have holed out no dawdling please! Invite faster groups to play through. Don t step on the line of another player s putt. Replace the flagsticks carefully in an upright position. Happy Golfing! TOFINO TIDES IN SEPTEMBER 2002 Sun 1 2:15 9:00 1:55 6: Mon 2 3:30 10:20 3:15 9: Tue 3 4:30 11:10 4:25 10: Wed 4 5:20 11:55 5:20 11: Thu 5 6:05 12:35 6:10 12: Fri 6 6:50 1:10 7: Sat 7 1:00 7:30 1:50 7: Sun 8 1:50 8:10 2:30 8: Mon 9 2:40 8:50 3:05 9: Tue 10 3:30 9:30 3:45 10: Wed 11 4:25 10:15 4:30 11: Thu 12 5:25 11:05 5:15 12: Fri 13 6:35 12:00 6: Sat 14 1:25 8:00 1:15 7: Sun 15 2:40 9:25 2:45 8: Mon16 3:50 10:30 4:00 9: Tue 17 4:50 11:20 5:00 10: Wed 18 5:40 12:05 5:45 11: Thu 19 6:20 12:40 6:30 12: Fri 20 6:55 1:10 7: Sat 21 1:05 7:25 1:40 7: Sun 22 1:40 7:50 2:05 8: Mon23 2:15 8:20 2:30 8: Tue 24 2:50 8:45 2:55 9: Wed 25 3:30 9:15 3:20 9: Thu 26 4:10 9:45 3:50 10: Fri 27 4:55 10:20 4:25 11: Sat 28 5:50 11:05 5:10 12: Sun 29 7:00 12:05 6: Mon30 1:35 8:30 1:30 7: TFINO TIDE Twice a Day twice the pleasure! brought to you by storm surf 1850 pacific rim highway page 11

12 The Village Gallery Body& your horoscope by Jan Brubacher Pottery Original Art DistinctiveGifts Jewellery Village Gallery B & B suite 321 Main Street Opening September 10th Aries March 21 April 19 You, the pioneer of the zodiac are apt to run head first into things regardless of danger. This month avoid excess and be objective. Focus on work and health finances will improve after September 9th. If you are on the water, use your eyes and watch for changing weather patterns don t rely on the weather channel. If you are travelling around the 20th to 22nd be prepared for frustration and traffic angst. Stay mellow and be with friends around the full moon period. Taurus April 20 May 19 The key word for your sign is I have. This month it would be wise to avoid any risk-taking with your finances and possessions. This is not a time to be gambling. Mid September may find you stamping your feet with frustration at all the delays and mess-ups, especially in the workplace. By the full moon things will ease up and bring a swinging social scene. Gemini May 22 June 23 This month is the time to wipe the dust off of those neglected home projects and move on. The new moon gives opportunity for brainstorming new ideas this is the perfect time to make a plan. Travel and communication may be confusing And after September 14th you may experience a delay or complete reversal of an anticipated romance or project, Go with the flow! Your career and work conditions are looking up this month. Cancer June 23 July 23 Those clear September days are perfect for checking out those previously unexplored areas of your own back yard. Unexpected developments in love and life may catch you unawares. The end of the month brings change and new found freedoms if you are open to it. Don t let the past hold you back. Click yer heels together and fly! Leo July 23 August 21 The first week of September may find your credit card smoking and oh so many places to see and things to buy! Keep a lid on it for the rest of the month. Respect those limits and put your energy into making money not spending it. Be meticulous in all your communications this month double check for accuracy and potential misunderstandings. Virgo August 22 September 22 The pace is picking up this month and the time is ripe for direct action and creative endevours. Mid-September could find you confused and in amuddle of misunderstanding just remember patience works better than criticism. The full moon on the 21st challenges you to balance page 12 tofinos full fitness center 640a industrial way road monday to friday - 6am to 9pm saturday and sunday - 6am to 4pm

13 Sagittarius Nov.22 Dec.21 The keyword for your sign is I perceive. Your shadow is intolerance. This month keep your shadow in check and remember the importance of taking the long view. Your career and social life are front and center keep your lines of communication open and clear. Legal issues or conflicts may arise creat- Soul analysis with intuition, effort with trust, discernment with acceptance. ing opportunities to learn lessons that were previously avoided. Breathe more, think less! Capricorn Dec.23 Jan.19 Libra Sept. 23 Oct. 22 The first part of this September s cool breezes month is socially pleasant and exciting. Your and bright sun marks a change of seasons as the career is moving the hard work equinox approaches. And for you Libra this time of balance sparks your inner self breathe deep, dream deep and pay attention to messages that may come to you in this spiritually accentuated time. The full moon brings you the opportunity to connect to your path. Be aware of the needs of your physical pays off! Now is the time to make changes and redirect yourself in new work initiatives. Don t be frustrated by co-workers or difficult conditions in the workplace. Manifest change. The full moon time calls for prudence and responsibility. Say what you mean and mean what you say. body choose moderation and reenergize. Rest till the end of the month. Aquarius Jan.21 Feb.19 Scorpio Oct.23 Nov.21 This month your focus turns to your physical self health and exercise feature prominently. You are magnetic! Your love life is shining and deepening. The new moon on September 6th is and time for you to let go of pettiness and get on with what has purpose and significance. In the last half of the month pay special attention to information that emerges from dreams and meditations. Hang on to your seat just when you thought you were going to the beach you find yourself hurled in amongst the city throngs. This month expect your plans to be malleable. To avoid delays check all key information for accuracy. The full moon might bring on volatile emotions that may set you back this is a time for deliberation and restraint, not drama. Pisces February 20 March 20 This is the month to peel back the layers and get close and personal with those unconscious patterns you play out. Try to see things from another angle and learn from your Virgo friends how to analyze. The harvest full moon is an especially potent time for you. This is a turning point summer to fall. Look for balance and be selective with what you say and what you eat. Be sensitive to others. Tofino Air Sight Seeing Tours Hot Springs Remote Adventures Est Energetics 20 Women s Retreat Wickaninnish Island $350 Sep Equinox Full Moon with Mary Ann Meredith and others An inspirational weekend on the west coast for rebalancing, soul exploration,and spiritual growth. Designed to enhance and empower your entire being, addressing body, mind & spirit. Includes accommodation, food and healing materials. Mary Ann Meredith is a well known healer from Courtenay, specializing inplant medicines, iridology and Vega testing. Call Suzanne Hare (250) or Mary Ann Meredith (250) for more info. 22 T ai Chi Chih Solwood $ Lynn Road Sunday Sep 22 noon 4pm The seminar is taught by Robynn Honeychurch, certified T ai Chi Chih instructor with 10 years teaching experience. The seminar includes an informative discussion and demonstration, instruction on several moves, breathing and visualization exercises and concludes with a peaceful T ai Chi Chih practice session. Offering a blissful array of body therapies & wellness-based aesthetic services. Sacred Stone Wellne ss tudio S Kelly Rettinger B Vincente Place Tofino B.C. Cable Cove Inn page 13

14 The Tree House giftshop Leaving a Margin for Error Check out Tofino's Tofino s most original giftshop unique West Coast gifts and & art art quality souvenir apparel friendly personal service $2 Lattes Visit our great new location at 1st and Campbell, next to the bank by Dan Lewis Akey component to healthy paddling is coming back alive. It s pretty hard to be healthy (or fit for that matter) once you ve shed your mortal coil. All reports indicate that dying is very spiritual. But no need to rush into it! The most dangerous thing about sea kayaking is that, unlike whitewater kayaking, it looks so easy! Not many people watching kayakers on a river would decide to go out and run a river without training. Something about all that gear the helmets and lifejackets. It looks difficult, and the average person watching them thinks, I d better take a course and buy a brain bucket. We tend to think of fun and safety as opposite ends of a continuum. You know wearinga lifejacket is safe, but paddling without one is fun! Wearing a wetsuit is safe, but paddling naked is fun! Taking along all the extra safety gear is safe etc. I have come to think of fun and safety as two sides of the same coin. Anyone who has had a near-death experience knows that nearly dying is not fun! I myself have on two occasions photo: adrian dorst thought that I was about to kick the bucket while paddling. Neither experience was pleasant. For most people, the goal with paddling is to unwind, get some exercise, explore new places, have fun with friends, things like that. We don t take up paddling to practice our first aid, or to scare ourselves silly. So really, if you want to have fun, you need to be safe. If you have taken adequate precautions, you will be able to relax. When you relax, you can start to enjoy yourself. A word about rules. Rules are a good thing when you are RAINƒ Ø EST BOATSHUTTLE Everything under the SUN page 14 Meares Island Big Trees Trail Wildlife Tours Fishing Charters And More Trails! Call (250) for reservations

15 starting out. Before you have enough knowledge and experience to develop your judgement, you can just trust the experts when they tell you things like always wear your lifejacket, or never paddle alone. At best, rules represent the accumulated knowledge of the culture of recreational paddlers (at their worst, they become dogma, with scorn heaped upon those who don t follow the herd). That said, if you do enough paddling, you will find yourself in situations not covered by the rules. At these times, you need to be able to think for yourself. Before you even head out, you need to understand the risks associated with ocean kayaking the real, objective risks out there in the world, not the subjective risks in your own mind. As the Tsunami Rangers of California are fond of saying, We ain t afraid of nothin! It s something we re afraid of! For me, safety isn t about fear, it s about respect. Respect for the terrifying size and power of an ocean that I can never hope to conquer. If I am humble, and show my respect, make the correct supplications such as wearing appropriate clothing and carrying safety gear, maybe the sea will take mercy on me and allow me to go home at the end of each outing. So what are the real risks associated with paddling? It depends where you paddle. For some of us, it s cold water; for others, sharks or traffic or isolation and the difficulty of getting help should they need it. Take a long hard look at the risks. Educate yourself. Don t downplay the risks they are real. Second, you need to know what steps you can take to reduce those risks. And believe me, there is a complete array of products out there to keep you warm, dry, floating, attached to your boat and paddle, and lots of gizmos to help should things go wrong, like flares, radios, and rescue equipment. The basic principle here is: as the level of risk increases, increase your precautions. A cell phone might be adequate for emergency communications in a city an epirb might be more appropriate in the Arctic. Lightweight fleece clothing might work fine for summer paddling a wetsuit or drysuit might be better if you re paddling in winter, or solo, or along open coast. The key here is to reduce the risk to a level that you are comfortable with. Some people have a very low tolerance for risk they might not even try paddling. Others like to feel their hair stand on end, adrenaline surging through their veins. That s fine, part of the beauty of paddling is the freedom to make choices. Just be aware of your comfort level, and take adequate precautions. Don t forget to leave a margin for error a thin layer of fleece might prevent hypothermia while you re in the boat but what if you tip over? Equipment and skills play a role in your safety, for sure. But the key to safety is judgement. This may seem like a mysterious concept, but it s not. It s the ability to make good decisions. You need to answer this question: Should I be on the water right now? This question needs to be asked not once or twice a day, but constantly. If at any point the answer is no, get off the water right away. Better yet, come to that realization before you leave, and stay on shore. How do you answer this simple question? You need to understand two things. First, you need to understand the body of water you paddle on. This takes knowledge which you can gain from books, magazines, videos, courses and experience, which comes from spending time on the water. Next, you need to understand your own limits. Many people are in denial about their own level of ability. Typically, they tend to over-estimate their abilities. Set your ego aside, and consider the consequences of poor judgment. If you haven t already read it, read Deep Trouble. We don t all have to nearly die we can learn from the experiences of others. Finally, you compare the conditions you expect (based on experience, charts, tide tables, weather forecast, guidebooks, and local knowledge), with the abilities of the weakest member of your group. If you don t have a good match, change plans. Paddle somewhere else that day. Cook blueberry pancakes read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer aloud. Beware the deadly words we have to go. You don t really someone else will present that sales report, deal with that client. Wait bad conditions out, and live to paddle another day! It s important to find paddling partners who will respect your limits. Those most at risk are complete beginners, and experts. There is a benefit to having a range of paddling abilities in a group. The novices keep the hotshots well within their abilities, if their voices are heeded. And an expert within her limits can help novices who may be beyond theirs. COASTAL MUSEUM ECO-TOURS The Whale Center 411 campbell ph fx page 15

16 Roy HenryVıckers by Tuija Seipell Roy Henry Vickers was born in June 1946 in the village of Greenville, in northern British Columbia. Roy has stayed on the northwest coast of BC ever since, residing at various times in Hazelton, Kitkatla, Tofino and Victoria. Roy s love and respect of the magnificent natural beauty of this area is clearly evident in his art. His boldly colourful sunsets, subdued misty rivers and peaceful winter scenes reflect the essence of the west coast of Canada. Roy s father was a fisherman with the blood of three northwest coast First Nations Tsimshian, Haida and Heiltsuk flowing in his veins. Roy s mother was a schoolteacher whose parents had immigrated to Canada from England. This unusual mixed heritage has had a strong influence on Roy s art. Roy studied traditional First Nations art and design at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art in Hazelton. Using these building blocks Roy created his personal style of expression a harmonious fusion of traditional and contemporary, old and new, personal and universal. In many of his pieces, Roy uses superimposed shadow images that add another layer of depth, history and myth to his clear, clean images. His signature Eagle Moon appears on many pieces as well. Roy s art can be found at the Eagle Aerie Gallery, a traditional northwest coast longhouse Roy built in 1986 in the village of Tofino and online at page 16

17 Adrian Dorst Adrian Dorst is widely known, both in Canada and abroad, for his photographic portrayal of wilderness and wildlife. In the past two decades, his work has appeared in posters, calendars and environmental brochures as well as in numerous books and magazines. He is also a frequent contributor to Beautiful British Columbia magazine. He is perhaps best known for his book Clayoquot; On the Wild Side, published by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee in Written by Cameron Young, this highly successful book show-cased a collection of 144 of his most evocative images portraying the splendour of wilderness in Clayoquot Sound and Vancouver Island s west coast. Though a regional book, it sold 10,000 copies. A new book called The Enchanted Coast; North America s Pacific Rainforest, is his latest project. Portraying the magnificence of the Pacific coast from the coast redwoods in northern California to the fog-shrouded shores of Prince William Sound in Alaska in both photographs and text, the book is scheduled to be on store shelves in both the US and Canada by mid-october. Adrian lives in Tofino, where his expertise as an avid Adrian Dorst birdwatcher and naturalist makes him a sought-after guide. A self-taught ornithologist, he coauthored Birds of Pacific Rim National Park (1976). Adrian is also an accomplished writer, carver, and sculptor. His extraordinary fine art prints, carvings and soapstone sculptures, can be seen at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino or at & ~ Crab & Oyster Bar ~ ~ Japanese Steakhouse ~ 350 Main Street page 17

18 community Calendar Tofino s 3 Stores to Serve You Tofinotime.com the site on the pulse page 18 Food & Clothing Produce, Drygoods Butchery, Seafood Raingear, Footwear Children & Adults Hardware Sporting Camping Gear, Tools Stationary, Electronics House Wares and Toys Gas Bar & Convenience Automotive Supplies Food and Snacks Soft Ice Cream Raincoast education society raincoast interpretive centre 451 main st. (the yellow building at fourth street) Curious to learn more about the Coastal Temperate Rainforest? Come visit the Centre and explore the displays, activities, games, library and much more! For info about upcoming guest speakers or to be included in the RIC s Natural History list, please call us at or us at Annual 1 MUPSUP On the Village Green Sunday, Sept.1 4pm Families $35 Adults $12 Kids $5 Join the traditional event featuring Oyster Jim s west coast oysters and salmon bbq with all the trimmings. The evening will include a silent auction, live music with the Bottomfeeders, a beer garden and activities for the kids. This year we will officially dedicate our new huge bbq and give friends, families & visitors a chance to enjoy the finest in Summer Village Green Events. Tickets are available in advance at the District office or at the event. 2nd Annual Tofino 1 Lantern Festival Tofino Botanical Gardens Sunday, Sept.1 at dusk Adults $5 Kids under12 free The Second Annual Tofino Lantern Festival to be held at the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Tickets are available at the Raincoast Interpretive Centre, 451 Main Street (the big yellow building at 4th St.) Volunteers interested in helping to transform the gardens for the festival musicians, poets, a creative set-up crew please call or 1 Spearhead The Tofino Legion Sunday, September 1st Tickets $40, Doors 9pm The music of Spearhead has a soulful personality with a provocative voice and style that breaks fresh ground. The band receives critical acclaim for its unique blend of rap, reggae, soul and mixed with equal parts of social and political consciousness. Preschool Fun 9 Music Program Raincoast Interpretive Ctr. Sept.9, 11am-noon Drop in fee $3 Registr. for 8 weeks $20 Musician John Hollingsworth leads children and parents in interactive song and dance. Children must accompanied by an adult. Ripped Tide Fitness 10 opens in Tofino Ripped Tide Fitness 640A Industrial Way Rd. Mon-Fri 6am-9pm Sat & Sun 6am-4pm Call for info Tofino s own fitness studio opens it s doors today! David n Deanna s 15 Wedding Tin Wis Best Western Sept.15, 6pm $49.95 You re cordially invited to a theatre presentation of live music, dinner, dance and five hours of comedic entertainment.

19 16 Preschool Fun Music Program Raincoast Interpretive Ctr. Sept.9, 11am-noon Drop in fee $3 Registr. for 8 weeks $20 Musician John Hollingsworth leads children and parents in interactive song and dance. Children must accompanied by an adult. 17 Xavier Rudd The Tofino Legion Tuesday Sept. 17th Tickets $6 Doors 9pm Xavier Rudd s compositions are full with didgeridoo drones, hums, and percussive wraps blended with rich acoustic guitar chords and slide rhythms. Renewable 18 Energy Raincoast Interpretive Ctr. Sept.18, 8pm $49.95 Another great evening at the RIC! Come take a look at some of the latest in solar, wind and microhydro technology. Wellness 20 Weekend at Solwood Sept $call for info Join Shani Truelen Cranston for a wellness retreat including Hatha Yoga classes, organic vegetarian meals and blissful body treatments. Accommodation included. Call or visit for more informationp 20 Energetics Women s Retreat Wickaninnish Island $350 low income rate $250 Sep Equinox Full Moon with Mary Ann Meredith and others An inspirational weekend on the west coast for rebalancing, soul exploration, and spiritual growth. Includes accommodation, food and healing materials. Call Suzanne Hare at (250) or Mary Ann Meredith (250) for more info. 22 T ai Chi Chih Solwood $ Lynn Road Sunday Sep 22 noon 4pm The seminar is taught by Robynn Honeychurch, certified T ai Chi Chih instructor with 10 years teaching experience. The seminar includes an informative discussion and demonstration, instruction on several moves, breathing and visualization exercises and concludes with a peaceful T ai Chi Chih practice session. David n Deanna s 22 Wedding Tin Wis Best Western Sept.22, 6pm $49.95 You re cordially invited to a theatre presentation of live music, dinner, dance and five hours of comedic entertainment. 23 Preschool Fun Music Program Raincoast Interpretive Ctr. Sept.9, 11am-noon Drop in fee $3 Registr. for 8 weeks $20 Musician John Hollingsworth leads children and parents in interactive song and dance. Children must accompanied by an adult. 24 K-OS The Tofino Legion Tuesday, September 24 Tickets $12, Doors 9pm K-OS s music is a successful amalgam of several musical styles, yet it is unmistakably hip-hop. K-OS sings almost as often as he raps, and there s plenty of 70s R&B shadings throughout, even when he s not showcasing his sweet singing voice. 28 Fishbone The Tofino Legion Saturday, September 28 Tickets $30, Doors 9pm Combining equal parts of deep funk, high-energy punk, and frantic ska, the LA-based Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late 80s. community Calendar Heading to victoria? be sure to pickup a and get the scoop graphic design and internet solutions at common loaf & storm surf page 19

20 Spearhead Sunday September 1st The Tofino Legion Tickets $40, Doors 9pm Pushing boundaries, musically, lyrically, and socially, Michael Franti has been an artist of conscience who with the power of his group Spearhead has continued to challenge himself and his audience to seek fresh perspectives on our ever changing planet. The music of Spearhead has a soulful personality with a provocative voice and style that breaks fresh ground. The band receives critical acclaim for its unique blend of rap, reggae, soul and mixed with equal parts of social and political consciousness. As Franti says, it helps to look at the big picture. It s all part of one poem of music that s constantly being rewritten. We re entering a new period of conservatism and more artists will be reacting to that. Michael Franti and Spearhead will be pointing the way. Xavier Rudd Tuesday September 17th The Tofino Legion Tickets $6, Doors 9pm Xavier Rudd grew up in Torquay on the southeast coast of Australia. This enviroment greatly influenced his musical creations. His compositions are full with didgeridoo drones, hums, and percussive wraps blended with rich acoustic guitar chords and slide rhythms. On stage Xavier arms himself with a 12 string guitar, 6 string guitar, Weissenborn style lap steel guitar, 3 didgeridoos, stomp box, Aztec drum and shakers. This will be a combination show that will incorperate some of the usual Tuesday night house beats mixed throughout the evening. This will be an evening of both dance and spectating. K-OS Tuesday September 24th The Tofino Legion Tickets $12, Doors 9pm Toronto artist K-OS has done the seemingly impossible: created a hip-hop album that sounds truly unique. Raised in Whitby and Trinidad, K-OS recorded Exit in Vancouver with members of the Rascalz crew and the band Namedropper. The album is a successful amalgam of several musical styles, yet it is unmistakably hip-hop. K- OS sings almost as often as he raps, and there s plenty of 70s R&B shadings throughout, even when he s not showcasing his sweet singing voice. All the songs were originally written on acoustic guitar, which is central to the sound; there s even a pseudo-flamenco song. It s on the two tracks entitled Superstarr where the diversity is most obvious. Part One is a roots reggae tribute to Peter Tosh, while page 20

21 Part Two is a straight-up Britpop rock ballad. Both are the only pure diversions from hip-hop, but they re both totally convincing and album highlights. K-OS is on record as being hugely influenced by the Native Tongues movement of the late 80s (A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, etc.), and while that s very audible here, it s not imitative. Musically, the only apt comparison is Wyclef Jean. K-OS is equally gifted, yet devoid of all of Wyclef s annoyance: the ego, the retro unoriginality, and the overcompensating need for attention. That s reflected lyrically, as well. Spirituality is central to the concerns of K-OS (which is an acronym for Knowledge of Self), and it s evident on every track. The only time he engages in braggadocio is on Freeze, when he lambastes other MCs for glorifying money over the mind. The Waifs Friday September 13th The Tofino Legion Tickets $15, Doors 9pm 1992, In a small town on the south coast of Western Australia, two sisters Donna and Vikki Simpson got itchy feet. They had been performing their acoustic show in the local pub but had the long dusty road out of town on their minds. Six months later in the northwestern corner of Australia they met up with Josh and a musical marriage was born. Since then the Waifs have circled the globe incessantly, playing in nearly every major festival on the planet. Every where they go they leave a trail of enamored audiences and record CD sales. Just ask anyone that had the pleasure to catch one of their shows last summer. They play their own version of folk, thick with the experiences of life and the passions of the road. Though still seen in the industry as an underground sensation they seem to be building a cult following. Whether 50 or 5000 people in the room the place is brought to it s feet in applause by the end of the night. Not to be missed. Fishbone Saturday September 28th The Tofino Legion Tickets $30, Doors 9pm Combining equal parts of deep funk, high-energy punk, and frantic ska, the LA-based Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late 80s. With their hyperactive, self-conscious diversity, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary, the group gained a sizable cult following during the late 80s. Led by vocalist/saxophonist Angelo Moore, the group formed in 1979 while the band was still in junior high. Even if some monolithic radio stations haven t always sussed Fishbone s straight-talk, quicksilver material and shoot-fromthe-hip attack, live audiences around the world have been surrendering to the band s stage flash and magical riddums with uninterrupted regularity. Such devotion is not lost on Fishbone, who refer to their friends on the road as The Familyhood. page 21

22 Long Beach Link Southward 11:00 11:05 *Call 11:15 11:20 *Call 11:35 11:45 #2:00 #2:05 *Call #2:15 #-Run Ends At LongBeach 15:00 15:05 15:15 15:20 15:25 15:35 15:40 15:50 18:00 18:05 *Call 18:15 18:30 *Call 18:45 18:50 Northward 10:00 10:05 *Call 10:15 10:20 *Call 10:25 10:45 13:00 13:05 13:15 13:20 13:30 *Call 13:45 13:55 #-Run Starts At LongBeach #14:20 #14:35 #14:50 #14:55 17:00 17:05 17:15 17:20 17:30 *Call 17:40 17:50 Tofino - CIBC Chesterman Bc. Rd. Golf Course / Airport Longbeach Greenpoint Campground Wickaninnish Center Highway Junction Ucluelet Bus Schedule To Tofino: Leaves Vancouver at 5:30am from Pacific Central Station at Main and Terminal on Greyhound Leaves Victoria at 5:50am from the Bus Terminal at 700 Douglas Street on Laidlaw Leaves Nanaimo at 8:30am from the Bus Terminal behind the Howard Johnson on Laidlaw Arrival in Tofino is at 12:40pm From Tofino: The departing bus leaves at 10:00am from 4th and Campbell and arrives in: Nanaimo at 2:oopm Vancouver at 5:15pm Victoria at 5:05pm Customer Service page 22

23 Ferry Schedule Sept 1st to 30th Nanaimo (Departure Bay) and Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) 6:30am 8:30am 10:30am 6:30am 8:30am 10:30am Leaves Nanaimo 12:30pm 3:00pm 5:00pm Leaves Vancouver 12:30pm 3:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm Nanaimo (Duke Point) and Vancouver (Tsawwassen) 10:15am 10:15am Leaves Nanaimo 12:45pm # 3:15pm 5:45pm Leaves Vancouver 12:45pm # 3:15pm 5:45pm # #8:15pm 10:45pm 8:15pm 10:45pm # # Limited Capacity Daily Except Sunday Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Vancouver (Tsawwassen) 7:00am 8:00am # 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm % 7:00am 8:00am 9:00am 10:00am # 11:00am 12:00pm %& Leaves Victoria 1:00pm 2:00pm &% 2:00pm 4:00pm %+ 5:00pm Leaves Vancouver 1:00pm 2:00pm % 2:00pm 4:00pm %& 5:00pm 6:00pm &% 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 6:00pm %+ 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm Till Sept 22nd & Fridays and Sundays Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon + Thurs, Fri, Sun, Mon Sept 22nd on # Fri, Sat and 23th Sept 30th % Fri and Sun Reservations brought to you by tofino time ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING SERVING TOFINO TO UCLUELET tofino-ucluelet highway page 23

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26 community Directory galleries Barr s Gallery 346 Campbell Street Traditional Native art and jewellry, carvings, painting and pottery. The Beadcomber 440 Campbell Street Custom local made beads capturing the spirit of Tofino. Craft supplies and Tina Holden s fabulous fimo art. Driftwood 131 First Street The biggest selection of gifts and souvenirs, postcards and t-shirts for the budget conscious buyer. Eagle Aerie Gallery 350 Campbell Street Striking longhouse style gallery, featuring the art of celebrated serigrapher Roy Henry Vickers. Originals and prints and a giftshop for every budget. Inner Harbour Gallery 421 Main Street Arts and crafts from pottery to coastal wood creations. Nautical themes permeate this gallery. House of Himwitsa 300 Main Street First Nation owned gallery, overflowing with carvings, traditional cedar baskets, prints and jewellry. Islandfolk Gallery 120 Fourth Street The spirit of Vancouver Island is captured by the collection of work displayed, featuring the art of Mark Hobson, Craig Benson, Fred Peters and others. Paintings, jewellry, pottery and sculpture. Reflecting Spirit 411 Campbell Street Owned by local artist Signy Cohen, this gallery expresses the roots of coastal culture. Varied selection of works, from carvings and pottery to jewellry and glass. The Lounge Collection 1180 Pacific Rim Highway Contemporary gallery showcasing hip and innovative designs found nowhere else in town. Gourmet Illy Espresso. Schooner Gallery 331 Campbell street Located in the red Schooner building, this gallery features art from Vancouver Island, from pottery to furniture, including serigraphy by Art Vickers. Village Gallery 321 Main Street Original paintings, water colours, prints and pottery. A great place to look for that special gift. boutiques Clayoquot Crafts 1336 Chesterman Beach Rd Hand crafted furniture made from selected clear western red cedar for your home and garden. Collapsible designs make it easy to take home. Fiber Options 120 Fourth Street Natural fibers specialty clothing store. Beeswax candles, JEREMY KORESKI PHOTOGRAPHY page 26 tree-free art cards and natural bodycare round up the selection of hemp, organic cotton and alternative fabric items. The Treehouse 305 Campbell Street Westcoast T-Shirts & souvenirs, quality clothing, postcards and books. Next to the CIBC. Tuff City Boutique 346 Main Street Contemporary and ethnic designs that capture the spirit of summer in Tofino. jewellry, accessories and unique gifts Wildside Booksellers 320 Main Street Waterfront book store covering a variety of topics from guide books to local history and novels. Home of Tofino s kites. Get your caffeine fix at the espresso bar. outfitters Co-op Hardware Store 121 First Street The local hardware store. Everything from camping supplies and beach toys to CD s, electronics and everyday hardware needs Clayoquot Ventures 564 Campbell Street Satisfying all the needs of the avid fisherman. Tackle, rods, fishing apparel and all the secret weapons for your catch. Method Marine Supply 380 Main Street A full service marine supply store offering gear for all your boating, fishing and outdoor needs. Marine gas. Located on the water in the inner harbour. Rods Power & Marine 591 Campbell Street Marine sales & service for all your boating and outdoor needs. Chainsaws, generators and power tools to tame your wilderness. Tofino Fishing & Trading 120 Fourth Street Westcoast outfitters featuring quality outerwear, hiking boots, and mens and women s fashion. Tofino Seakayaking 320 Main Street Kayaking and outdoor supplies everything from footwear to dry bags. Home of Tofino s kites. The bookstore carries interpretive literature for your tour. whale watching Adventures Pacific 120 Fourth Street Wildlife and whale watching tours by zodiac, interpretive eco-tours, daytrips to hotsprings cove in a covered boat. Custom tours available. Chinook Charters 450 Campbell Street Local guides offering whale watching and hot springs cove tours. Water taxi services available. Clayoquot Connections Authentic west coast outings guided by local skipper, embellished by colourful stories. Harbour tours, wilderness cruises and remote drop-offs. Jamies Whaling Station 606 Campbell Street Tofino s original whale watching company, Jamies offers tours by zodiac or covered boat. Eco tours and daily trips to hotsprings cove. Ocean Outfitters 421 Main Street Ocean & garden adventures. Whale & Bearwatching, Hotsprings, Meares Island hiking & Cougar Annies Garden. Large zodiac or family vessel with washrooms on board. Pacific Whaler 305 Campbell Street Offering whale watching, fishing & adventure tours in Clayoquot Sound, Pacific Whaler provides thrilling coastal experiences. Sea Trek graphic design and internet solutions 441 Campbell Street Focusing on nature and adventure, Sea Trek offers whale watching, hot springs, bear watching and big tree trail outings. Seaside Adventures 300 Main Street Located in the House of Himwitsa building, waterfront in downtown Tofino, Seaside Adventures offers whale watching, hot springs cove and fishing trips. The Whale Center 411 Campbell Street Visit the coastal museum and whale exhibit while you book your marine adventure. Whale- and bear watching, and hot springs cove trips.

27 scenic cruises Browning Pass Charters 890 Main Street Scenic cruises and bear watching on the charter yacht The Browning Passage - vessel has upper viewing deck, washroom and heated cabin. sports fishing Chinook Charters 450 Campbell Street Salmon and halibut private fishing charters with local guides, all bait and tackle included. 12 years of fishing experience in Clayoquot Sound sea kayaking Pacific Kayak Centre 606 Campbell Street Instructional sessions on paddling and navigation techniques. Guided tours in Clayoquot Sound. community Directory Clayoquot Ventures 564 Campbell Street Salmon and halibut fishing in the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound. Fully insured vessels featuring today s premiere electronics and fishing equipment. Osprey Charters 350 Main Street Local guide Shawn Hillier capitalises on years of fishing experience to guide successful trips. Salmon, halibut, steelhead. Weigh West Resort 634 Campbell Street Full service fishing resort with on-site processing and storage facilities. Flyfishing tours and offshore fishing. Team of experienced guides. Tofino Charters 1362 Chesterman Beach Rd Year round salmon and halibut fishing and custom excursions with local guide Jack Bower. Rainforest Kayak Box 511, Tofino BC Coastal kayaking veterans Dan Lewis and Bonnie Glambeck lead challenging and instructive tours that will take you from the basics and beyond. Remote Passages 71 Warf Street Their seakayaking daytrips will quickly take you from the bustle of the Tofino harbour onto the quiet waters where rainforest, beaches and tidal flats surround you. Tofino Seakayaking 320 Main Street Celebrating one of the world s most diverse and spectacular paddling areas since 1987, Tofino Seakayaking offers daytrips, overnight and custom tours. The bookstore offers food for thought and cappuccinos. Paddle West Kayaking 305 Campbell Street Discover the abundance of our natural world by kayak, enjoy a spirited paddle around the scenic island of Clayoquot Sound. surfing Bruhwiler Surf School 1312 Lynn Road Hit the beach and learn to surf with Canada s best known pro and local surfer Sepp Bruhwiler. Expert and comprehensive instruction for beginners to advanced Live to Surf 1180 Pacific Rim Highway minutes from Chesterman Beach, Live to Surf is the place to rent your boards, wetsuits and other gear. Pacific Surf School 440 Campbell Street Catch the experience, hang out with our coastal crew and learn to surf on the Island s rugged west coast. Storm Surf 440 Campbell Street High performance surf gear. Sales and rentals. Streetwear and skateboards. Friendly and experienced staff of surfers will answer all your questions. Surf Sister Surf School 1180 Pacific Rim Hwy SURF Learn to surf with Canadas only womens surf school. Daily lessons (guys welcome), weekend clinics, teen camps, yoga surf retreats, and mother/daughter camps. food stores Beaches Grocery 1184 Pacific Rim Highway Convenience store with a selection of specialty foods. Local produce and freshly baked bread. Common Loaf Bake Shop 180 First Street Tofino s famous wholefoods bake shop. Breads, muffins, cinnies and cakes. Organic dark roast coffees. Pizza by the slice, soups, sandwiches, enchiladas, curries, salads. Licensed! Co-op Grocery 140 First Street Full grocery store with butcher. L.A. Grocery 131 First Street Large convenience store in the heart of town - everything you might need in a pinch. Selection of videos for rent. Open till eleven! West Coast Market 320 Campbell Street Located across from the Weigh West, the market features fresh seafood, life crab and a gourmet selection of produce and ingredients. Salals Cooperative 149 Campbell Street Organic produce and dry goods. Natural foods and holistic bodycare products Trilogy Fish 630 Campbell Street Fresh local fish featuring on-site smoked salmon. Gourmet ingredients to make any cook a chef. page 27

28 community Directory bed & breakfast African Beach Cabin 1250 Lynn Road African themed cabin in the forest across the road from Chesterman Beach. Full breakfast served. Alderview 1108 Abraham Drive Centrally located between town and beaches. Continental breakfast served. Austrian Chalet 1336 Chesterman Beach Rd Located on across the road from Chesterman Beach, the charming Austrian Chalet offers a large private yard and beach access. Full breakfast served. Tofino by the Beach 1277 Lynn Road Located on Chesterman Beach, offering 3 suites with queen size beds. A quiet home with native landscaping, catering to adult guest. Brimar 1375 Thornberg Crescent Located on Chesterman Beach, this gorgeous home offers quiet rooms and cozy quarters. Full breakfast served. Chesterman Beach B&B 1345 Chesterman Beach Rd Offering 3 private suites with fireplaces and spectacular views. Enjoy the surf and the sunsets. Chesterman Cottage 1262 Lynn Road Comfortable rooms with queen size beds and cozy window seats. Continental breakfast with home baking. Clayoquot Retreat 120 Arnet Road Oceanview rooms offering private baths, patios, TV and fridges. Relax in the waterfront hot tub. Homebaked breakfasts. Cobblewood Guesthouse 1115 Fellowship Drive Located in a tranquil and private woodland setting, only minutes away from local beaches and the village of Tofino. Crabdock Guesthouse 310 Olson Road Located steps away from the crab dock and Tofino harbour makes this an ideal location for everyone. Hot tub! Full breakfast served. Edgars Traveller s Choice 260 Campbell Street Edgar s offers comfortable accommodation for up to 9 people. Continental breakfast served. Emerald Forest 1326 Pacific Rim Highway Privately located in the rain forest 5 km outside Tofino. 5 minutes walk to Chesterman s Beach. Breakfast served to your room. Gull Cottage B&B 1254 Lynn Road Luxurious B&B across the road from Chesterman Beach offering a superb breakfast by chef Carol Richens. Outdoor hot tub and lounge. Misty Mountain Manor 616 Tibbs Place Your home away from home, offering two rooms, each with private entrances and bathrooms. Full breakfast served in your room. Paddlers Inn 320 Main Street Waterfront heritage building in the Tofino harbour. Penny s Place 565 Campbell Street Arrive as guests, leave as friends! Attractively renovated rooms in heritage home. Old fashioned home cooked breakfast. Red Crow 1084 Pacific Rim Highway Striking Cape Cod style waterfront home situated with unobstructed views of Browning Passage. Gourmet breakfasts served. Room with a View 211 Arnet Road Two cozy oceanview rooms with private bathroom and entrance. Short walk to Tonquin Park and the village. Sandsend Cottage 1230 Lynn Road Located across the road from Chesterman Beach, Sandsend offers a convenient location to enjoy sand and surf. Seafarers B&B 1212 Lynn Road Luxurious rooms, imaginatively decorated, featuring king size beds, TV, VCR and down comforters. First class breakfast in dining room. Sea Star Beach Retreat 1294 Lynn Road STAR (7827) Fully private suites available for families, couples or singles. Relax in comfort in your home away from home. Outdoor hot-tub. Across from Chesterman Beach. The Tides Inn 160 Arnet Road Explore the shoreline and tidal pools, take a stroll to Tonquin Beach or the village of Tofino. View of Duffin Cove from your spacious room or seaside deck. Full home made breakfasts. Tofino Sunrise Inn 1072 Pacific Rim Highway Waterfront location on the edge of Browning Passage. Enjoy the pristine rainforest surroundings and delicious breakfast in the morning Water s Edge 331 Tonquin Park Road Three rooms in a waterfront home, stair access to beach and tidepools. Full breakfast served. Wilp Gybuu 311 Leighton Way tofinobedandbreakfast.com Adult oriented B&B with views of Duffin Cove and Clayoquot Sound. Fireplaces, TVs and ensuite bathrooms. Full breakfast. MacKenzie Beach Resort Cabins and Cabins on the Beach Pool and Hot Tub MacKenzie Beach Rd Tofino B.C. page 28

29 hotels/lodges Cable Cove Inn 201 Main Street We offer you six beautifully decorated romantic rooms all with fireplace, private oceanfront decks and either a private hot-tub or marble jacuzzi tub Clayoquot Orca Lodge 1254 Pacific Rim Highway Nestled in four acres of rainforest beside a waterfront bird sanctuary the Clayoquot Orca Lodge offers 8 rooms within walking distance to Chesterman Beach. Dolphin Motel 1190 Pacific Rim Hwy Only five minutes to Chesterman Beach, the Dolphin s one and two bedroom units all have private bathrooms. Some units with kitchenettes and access to the BBQ area. Duffin Cove Resort 215 Campbell Street Boasting oceanfront cabins, studios and suites in it s own private cove, nestled in a rainforest backdrop. Located within walking distance of most restaurants and galleries in Tofino. Long Beach Lodge 1441 Pacific Rim Highway Luxurious beachfront resort for the discerning traveller at Cox Bay. The cedar shingled lodge offers 5 star amenities and casual service in a rustic setting. MacKenzie Beach Resort 1101 Pacific Rim Highway Beachfront resort with private cabins. Heated pool and hot tub. Middle Beach Lodge community Directory 400 MacKenzie Beach Rd Two rustic post and beam lodges, complemented inside by massive stone fireplaces and antique nautical furnishings. Located on headlands it offers spectacular views from the guest suites and cabins. Pacific Sands Cox Bay Situated beachfront on Cox Bay, Pacific Sands offers front row seats for the spectacular Pacific Ocean display. Rooms and cabins available. The Inn at Tough City 350 Main Street Beautiful stained glass & brick building located on the harbourfront, with 8 gorgeous view rooms. Private baths, balconies, down duvets, deep soaker tubs & fireplaces. Tin Wis Resort 1119 Pacific Rim Highway Best Western beachfront resort with a distinct First Nations flair. 86 oceanfront guestrooms, spa and workout facilities round up the experience. The attached conference centre facilitates medium to large corporate events. Tofino Swell Lodge 341 Olson Road With it s seven tastefully appointed rooms, this waterfront lodge is a great place for group hospitality. Complete with common areas, gourmet kitchen, patio BBQ, large hot tub and private dock. Views of Meares Island! Weigh West Resort 634 Campbell Street Centrally located within the Tofino harbour, with it s own private moorage, the Weigh West Resort offers the perfect setting for fishermen, boaters and adventurers alike. Whalers on the Point 81 West Street This newly constructed hostel is purpose built with your comfort in mind. The common rooms were designed to be enjoyed, inviting guests to meet and interact. Breathtaking views, games room and sauna. Wickaninnish Inn Osprey Lane Tofino s award winning oceanfront inn, located on a rocky promontory on Chesterman Beach. World renowned for it s service and location, the inn features the Ancient Cedars Spa and the Pointe Restaurant, for a superior west coast experience. Crystal Cove Beach Resort 1165 Cedar Wood Place Featuring private cabins on MacKenzie Beach, some with private hot tubs, Crystal Cove Beach Resort offers a safe and luxurious family getaway. Fireplaces, decks with BBQ s and a children s playground. page 29

30 community Directory vacation rentals Beautiful Shona s House 1379 Thornberg Crescent A luxurious three bedroom house situated on sandy Chesterman Beach. Weekend or weekly rates Ch-Ahayis 1377 Thornberg Crescent Two private beachfront homes. Heated floors, full kitchen, laundry facility. Great for surfing-, kayakingor wedding holidays Chesterman House 1293 Lynn Road A perfect setting for family vacations, intimate gettogethers, special occasions or that long awaited getaway. The Crow 1084 Pacific Rim Hwy A very cozy cottage with a big lawn, perfect for a game of batminton, a charming living room with wood stove and cozy window seat. Gold Coast Retreat 1338 Chesterman Beach Rd Comfortable and private west coast cottages, completely self contained, private yards, decks and BBQ, and finnish wood fired sauna Judi s Seaside Cottage Seaside cottage on Chesterman Beach that sleeps two to four, great view, gas fireplace, deck overlooking the ocean. Perfect for couples or families. Ocean Dream Inlet ocean view vacation home on very quiet and private beach. Self contained. Perfect for families or couples. Sandpiper Beachhouse Experience the beauty, grace and peace of the west coast in this architecturally designed home that shows the true character of Tofino. Pet friendly. Seashack 1273 Lynn Road Beach cottage on Chesterman Beach offers a romantic, private, fully equipped retreat with spectacular views. Spindrift 1373 Chesterman Beach rd Find everything you need for a great vacation in this beautiful oceanfront home. Fireplace and soakertub, smaller suite available. Tofino Beach Homes Offering vacation homes exclusive to Chesterman Beach. Tofino Seascape 1289 Lynn Road Oceanfront executive home with spectacular views, fully equipped country kitchen, two fireplaces, large deck, pets with responsible owners welcome. Tofino Vacation Rentals 430 Campbell Street southchestermantofino.com Tofino s premier vacation rental management service since From beachfront homes, cottages and townhomes on spectacular Chesterman Beach to stunning oceanfront homes, cottages and condos in the Tofino area. We have something for everyone! West Wind 1321 Pacific Rim Highway Private accommodation on acreage amidst majestic coastal rainforests, five minute walk to beach, five minute drive to National Park. Hot tub and gym. Zoe s at North Beach 1216 Lynn Road Enjoy the casual atmosphere of Zoe s on beautiful Chesterman Beach. Down duvets, hot tub, wrap around deck, fireplace and bbq. Perfect getaway for friends and families restaurants Alley Way Cafe 305 Campbell Street Cozy little café with a great breakfast menu and a full lunch selectio. 9am-3pm Back 9 Bar & Grill Long Beach Golf Course Good place to drop by after your round or as a destination for burgers, salads and steaks. Big Screen TV, pool and ping pong in the main lounge. Try the fajitas! Outdoor patio. Open for breakfast lunch & dinner. Fully licensed. Blue Heron Restaurant 634 Campbell Street at the Weigh West Built on stilts, extended over the inlet, this dining room offers a unique ambience. Enjoy the extensive menu with a view of the harbour. Breaker s Deli First Street A full take-out deli serving fresh sandwiches, wraps and pizza. Cafe Pamplona 1084 Pacific Rim Highway Situated in the Tofino Botanical Garden, the gourmet menu is innovative yet simplistic, using wholesome herbs & foods. Caffe Vincenté 441 Campbell Street Espresso bar featuring Torre Fazione Italia coffee, breakfast and lunch, delicious sandwiches, quality take out for your day trip. 2 internet stations. Coffee Pod 461 Campbell St Great coffee, muffins and breakfasts. Boxed take-out lunches for picnics Common Loaf Bake Shop 180 First Street Tofino s famous wholefoods bake shop. Breads, muffins, cinnies and cakes. Organic dark roast coffees. Pizza by the slice, soups, sandwiches, enchiladas, curries, salads. Licensed! Costa Azul 305 Campbell Street Mexican fiesta in cozy colourful atmosphere. Patio licence. 5:30pm - 10:00pm Crab Bar 601 Campbell Street Specializing in life crab, this is the place to get your crustacean fix. Full menu with mix of landlubber and vegetarian dishes. Dockside Pub 634 Campbell Street (at Weigh West) Great place to grab a beer & burger and watch the boats come in with todays catch. Gary s Kitchen 308 Neill St Chinese food, burgers, fish & chips located downtown beside the liquor store. Jupiter Juice Bar 451 Main Street (Big Yellow building) Local energy recharge station. Custom squeezed juices made to order, fresh baked goods and kickin coffee. page 30

31 The Loft 346 Campbell Street A family style restaurant in the heart of town, offering a comfortable environment for kids and your pocket book community Directory Long Beach Lodge 1441 Pacific Rim Highway Spectacular beachfront dining. Wonderful hand crafted food featuring only the freshest of seasonal, local, organic ingredients, served in an unpretentious manner. Pointe Restaurant 500 Osprey Lane (at the Wickininnish Inn) Exquisit food, remarkable wines and an elegantly rustic ambiance. Panoramic view of Chesterman Beach. Raincoast Cafe Fourth Street www. raincoastcafe.com An open concept, intimate restaurant, offering a variety of seafood and vegetarian dishes. Great music great art. Schooner Restaurant 331 Campbell Street A cozy, romantic restaurant, showcasing Vancouver Island s seafood, organic poultry and perfectly aged meat. Award winning wine list. Sea Shanty Restaurant 300 Main St Situated with a breathtaking view of Clayoquot Sound, locally caught seafood and full family menu. Surfside Pizza The best pizza in Tofino is just a phone call away! Surfside Pizza delivers a full menu. Calm Waters Restaurant 1119 Pacific Rim Highway at the Tin Wis Pasta, seafood and more with a view of MacKenzie Beach. Tough City Sushi 350 Main Street Authentic Japanese sushi, teriyaki steakhouse, crab & oyster bar. At the Inn at Tough City, with harbour views, waterfront patio & uniquely decorated with collectibles. Wickaninnish Restaurant Wick Rd in Pacific Rim National Park Superb dining overlooking the crashing waves of famous Long Beach at Wickaninnish Bay. body & soul Ancient Cedars Spa Osprey Lane at the Wickaninnish Inn Extremely beautiful in its setting between wild Pacific Ocean and old-growth forest, Ancient Cedars Spa enhances the magical guest experience of this resort haven, known as a retreat for nature s dramas and epicurean excellence. Healing Grounds Spa Clayoquot Widerness Resort Nestled among lush fern gardens and ancient cedars, a campus of artfully composed treatment rooms and intimate spaces welcomes day and overnight guests to our beautiful new spa. Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork Therese Bouchard s fifteen years of professional massage expertise include skills in rythmic rocking, craniosacral, acupressure, Reiki, and therapeutic touch. Her studio is a unique natural and beautiful healing space. Reflections Spa Retreat 451 Main Street Rejuvenate, Restore and renew your mind, body and your spirit. Aromatherapy, Relaxation and Hot Stone Massage. Retreat yourself! Sacred Stone Wellness 650B Vincente Place Offering a blissful array of body therapies & wellness based aesthetic services. Restoring the balance between body, mind & spirit. Tofino Massage Works Tim Cariou combines his experience in traditional Chinese Healing techniques with a solid background in Western Medical Science. Tofinotime.com the site on the pulse page 31