Why is Tofino famous?
Tofino is known for incredible sunsets. When I think of both “tropical” and “Canada”, the first place that comes to mind is Tofino. One of Canada’s most westerly towns, Tofino faces the Pacific Ocean and is home to some of the best surfing in the country, as well as whale watching, hiking, paddling, and so much more.
Why is Tofino called Tofino?
By 1904, locals had begun to use the name Tofino from nearby Tofino Inlet, named after Spanish rear admiral, cartographer and hydrographer Vincente Tofiño de San Miguel in 1792. The name became official with the opening of the Tofino post office in 1909.
What do you call someone from Tofino?
While most people can ascertain that the word Clayoquot comes from the similarly-sounding “Tla-o-qui-aht”—the name of a local First Nation people of the Nuu-chah-nulth-speaking Nations—the name “Tofino” stands out in stark contrast to the Indigenous names of the coast. It’s just, well, weird.