A California-Style Surf Town on Vancouver Island

Best Western Tin Wis Resort • Tofino, Canada

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Escape Kit

  • A One-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Room, Sundays through Thursdays
  • Stays on Fridays and Saturdays May be Available for an Additional $25 per Night
  • Late 2 p.m. Checkout

The Destination
Forget about waiting in another Waikiki lineup—according to ancient Tla-o-qui-aht wisdom, a colder climate is the key to uncrowded waves and Tofino is one of the World's 20 Best Surf Towns, according to National Geographic. "Transforming rapidly in recent years from a sleepy hippy hangout into a soft-eco destination town complete with high-end resorts (it's like the Whistler of Vancouver Island), Tofino is the region's most popular outdoor hangout," says Lonely Planet. "It's not surprising that surf fans and other visitors keep coming: packed with activities and blessed with stunning beaches, Tofino sits on Clayoquot (clay-kwot) Sound, where forested mounds rise from roiling waves that batter the coastline in a dramatic ongoing spectacle."

The Digs
The Best Western Tin Wis Resort, an oceanfront property owned by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations people, offers a laid-back blend of comfort and convenience. Enjoy the ocean view from your private balcony or walk-out patio, work out in the exercise facilities, or kick back in the indoor hot tub. The sleekly appointed rooms feature Wi-Fi access, cable TV, and the option to borrow a DVD player and movies from the front desk. In the evening, head to Beach Front Bistro for contemporary West Coast cuisine inspired by the traditional cooking of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. If the weather holds, don't miss the sunset along Tofino's 22 miles of walkable shoreline—the region is also renowned for its epic storms, which make a perfect symphony to fall asleep to.

The Diversions
Test the waters at MacKenzie Beach, where the waves break within view of old-growth cedar rainforest and breaching whales
• Kayak or canoe along the scenic shoreline of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
• Hike the rocky coast on the Wild Pacific Trail
• Stroll through the Tofino Botanical Gardens

  • "Tofino combines the historical roots of the rugged Canadian frontier with the mellow rhythm of a California surf town—think Mendocino in a toque. Old-growth forest meets the relentless surf of the Pacific and explorers from age two to 102 dig into sand,

    -- Read Fodor's Review of Tofino


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    1119 Pacific Rim Highway Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
    250-725-4445 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Limit 3 per customer, additional as gifts; up to 3 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays now - April 30, 2014
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes late 2 p.m. checkout and Wi-Fi
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Voucher valid for 2 guests; additional guests may be added based on availability and at an additional cost
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Upgrades available; Friday and Saturday night stays may be available for $25/night paid directly to the property; please inquire with merchant at time of booking reservation
  • Blackout date(s): December 21-26, 2013; December 31, 2013 - January 1, 2014; February 7-10, 2014; April 18-21, 2014
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON April 30, 2014 • Enjoy By April 30, 2014