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Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC
May 11, 2020
by Olena

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

by Olena

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Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

If you have never been to Tofino, you should go!It is located on the west side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A surfing capital of Canada, a cold one though.:) Tofino is a small town, known for the Long Beach, surfing, fishing and whale watching. Very different!

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

The only way to get there is by ferry from Vancouver.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

And then a 3 hour windy road and a gorgeous drive. Total = 7 hours. Not close, so go for at least 3-4 days.

If it’s your first time here, me and Alex got a little trailer and decided to explore the gorgeous West Coast. One of the 1st big trips was Deception Pass, quite a few in between (don’t wanna bore you, you are here for the recipes, right?!), and now Tofino.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

We stayed at a gorgeous RV & cabin resort, Crystal Cove, with immaculate grounds.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Gorgeous views.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

And the coolest playground in the world. Trust me on this one, I’ve seen many.:)

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

This was our beach. Quite warm when the sun was out.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

But when it’s not, it’s cold and foggy. Like fall jacket cold. In August.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

It’s an open ocean, and even with +30 inland in Nanaimo and Vancouver, it was +16 in Tofino. Pack your warm clothes and kids’ rubber boots.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

What did we do? If you have or ever had little kids, you guessed it right – it was a pure craziness at times!

Backwards whale riding…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Jamming the drums…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Some tongue competition…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

And of course silly brotherly games…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

It warms my heart to see the boys this way, as this is something I never got to experience.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

The craziest thing I did was whale watching/petting (video).

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

3 Gray Whales were so close, we could easily reach down and pet them. Unbelievable! Highly recommended although my mom said I was insane. I know, mom, I know, but I couldn’t resist.

The Long Beach was awesome!

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Full of logs and wood…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

to build the fort yet once again.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

And many cool shells…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Like garage sale cool choice.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Shells…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

and “tools”…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

We spent a fair share amount of time wit ha tree stump.

And we danced…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

And we and we cried…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

and we laughed…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

and we laughed and had a really really really good time!

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Ah, just love Macklemore.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Beach sunsets…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Beach campfires…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

A luxurious hike in rainforest…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Have you ever done any of the above? If not, you gotta go to Tofino! Or to the beach 5 mins away from your house, the one you always mean to go to and never do. Why? Cause life is too short! Enjoy it before you know it’s over.

Ah, this boy. It was his birthday, and he got a jacket, and of course he wanted a picture of the back of the jacket. Cause that’s so cool when you are 7! Do you wanna be 7 again? I do!

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

And this boy…

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Has his own best tasting method consuming S’mores. He will not share with anyone but you can learn. Just do the same.

Pull.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Look.

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Lick (2 fingers only!).

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

Give an evil eye to a.n.y.o.n.e who is a threat to your S’more!

Whale Watching & Petting in Tofino, BC

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