Victoria B.C to Tofino (by Seaplane)
Vancouver Island is a fantasyland for town and country escapes. Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is situated on a peninsula at the Southeastern tip of the island. Surrounded by water, a series of beautiful natural harbors connect city and sea. Great for biking with good public transportation and a pedestrian-oriented downtown core, exploring Victoria is incredibly user-friendly. Local university students keep the nightlife and live music scene thrumming well into the night and narrow alleys, historic buildings, delicious restaurants and funky bars help Victoria feel far bigger than it actually is. Stay on the water at The Oak Bay Beach Hotel and take advantage of their fleet of bicycles (brunch spot Rebar should be the final destination of any morning ride). Ferris' Oyster Bar is a Victoria institution where a dozen freshly shucked oysters is a dozen too few. Vegetarian? Try The Mint. Finish your night at Lucky Bar and you'll quickly see why people call Victoria "Chicktoria."
Jump on a seaplane in Victoria Harbor with West Coast Wild and nab a window seat for the beautiful hour and a half flight up to Tofino. One of the best surf towns found anywhere in the world, Tofino sits on the outer edge of a long peninsula with broad windswept beaches studded by rocky headlands on one side and a tranquil inter-island sound full of islands on the other. From whale watching and fishing to surfing, beach combing, hiking and biking, Tofino is one of those classic end-of-the-road spots that ignite the imagination of every adventurer. Stay at the gorgeous Wickinninsh Inn on Chesterman Beach and make sure to grab a beer at the Tofino Brewing Co. before you leave town.
Victoria B.C to Tofino
Distance: 200 miles
Travel Note: From the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, take Richardson Street to Victoria Harbour. Park you car at a nearby lot and then catch your chartered flight to Tofino.