Went off my usual path and read this book. It is not a mystery and it is not fiction. I "met" Kait on Goodreads and she offered me a free copy of her book on Tofino.
251 Things To Do In Tofino: And It Is Not Just About Surfing by Kait Fennell
The mystery for me would be "Where is Tofino? Why would a person want to go there?"
"Welcome to Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the surf capital of Canada and much, much more. They call this the “end of the road” for Western Canada, but you are going to be calling it the start of the best time of your life. All you need is this eBook, an open mind, an open heart and the sense of wonder and adventure to embark on the journey of a thousand lifetimes."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"Kait Fennell is a permanent resident of Tofino who finds herself more at home in the water than anywhere else. An islander at heart, she has travelled all over the world - from flying and developing pilot guide books in the Okavango Delta, Botswana to volunteering for a small pilot school in Durban, South Africa. Recognized as a National Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar, and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Technology with a Commercial Pilot License, she left her aviation roots to pursue her passion for surfing, healthy living, the environment and indigenous culture."
I enjoyed reading through this book. This book is so comprehensive. I particularly liked the history of Tofino and its native people that is given at the beginning. One of my favorite books when I was a kid was Island of the Blue Dolphins. I was very intrigued about the people that lived on the Aleutian Islands. Not Tofino, but I also liked reading about the natives of Tofino.
The book then goes on to give you 251 things you could do while in Tofino: from hiking, biking, surfing, camping, to where to stay, places to eat (lots of fish, sushi, but even Tex Mex, ice cream, coffee), shopping and how to get around, things to do in the summer and things to do in the winter. The Appendix provides a list with contact information of places to stay, restaurants, stores and even emergency services. A bonus is short interviews of some of the people that call Tofino home, with their favorite things to do and information about businesses. Again a WIDE variety.
If you are planning a trip to Tofino or Vancouver area, grab this book! Easy to read, not dry and stuffy.
I received a free copy in exchange for a review.