Starting with the artistry of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, the West Coast has long sparked a creative fire in those who live and visit here. From painters to musicians, woodworkers to food artists—talent is in abundance! This ingenuity extends to other crafts, as well: our local brewery is a popular community hub and purveyor of small-batch brews, our annual film festival a much-anticipated event and local florists, photographers and jewellery-makers use their mediums to define unique interpretations of appreciating this region.
Culture & Artisanship
Enjoy a coffee in the Lookout Library to read up on local history, or visit the Henry Nolla Gallery beside the Inn’s Driftwood Café.
Embark on a Cultural Tour of Clayoquot Sound and learn about the first peoples of this coast while paddling a traditional hand-hewn canoe.
Walk Chesterman Beach and pop into the Carving Shed to see skilled artists at their trade.
Enjoy a pint of craft beer in the tasting room at Tofino Brew Co.
Visit the Tofino Botanical Gardens and wind through paths of sculptures amidst the cultivated landscape.
Wander around town and visit the craft shops and galleries—The Factory, Merge, Caravan and Eagle Aerie Gallery are perfect places to find something special to take home with you.
Pick up some artisan meats & cheeses from Picnic Charcuterie to enjoy in your room or on Chesterman Beach.