Indulge in the local food scene, stretch your legs along the winding coastline and explore the untamed, natural areas of this small district on Vancouver Island.

For some of the most flawless beaches in British Columbia, you can’t go past Tofino. Visit in summer to find out why this district is such a hot spot for campers, surfers, beachcombers and whale watchers. Locals usually head to Chesterman Beach, a popular stretch of white sand, lined with pretty homes and boutique lodges. But if you’re willing to drive a little farther afield, go to Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, a massive natural area that encompasses seemingly endless coastlines and temperate rainforests. Don’t know where to start? Consider booking a wildlife tour or a sea kayaking adventure!