For the past five years, winter vacationers from around the world have been defying logic as they flock to the picturesque fishing villages of Ucluelet and Tofino to go storm watching.
Storm watching season extends from November to March. During the storm
watching season there are usually 10-15 good storms each month with the peak
months of December-February sure to pack the most whoppers. It is during this
season that Tofino receives the majority of it's nearly five meters of annual
rainfall and during storm season this rain often arrives horizontally. Storm
watching is a relatively new tourism phenomenon on the West Coast of Vancouver
Island, though locals have been watching, bracing against and surviving winter
storms here for millennia. Storm watching doesn't really require anything of the
observer but stillness and wonder. Storm watching is best advantaged from
ocean-fronting hotels and B&B's where a good book, a fireplace and maybe a
down duvet across your lap are really all you need to experience the fury and
the force of the pounding Pacific Ocean on the other side of your rattling,
double paned window. Or for the more adventurous, head out into the storm to
experience the power of the wind, to observe the giant waves, and to hear the
symphony of the wind and waves.
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Nestled on the edge of an 85 ft. cliff overlooking the rugged Pacific coastline A Snug Harbour Inn is the only place to be during a wild west coast storm. Experience these incredible sights and sounds from the comfort of your own luxury oceanfront room.
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Its storm watching season in Tofino, enjoy armchair viewing from your Suite or Beach House of natures spectacular and wild storms on Cox Bay. Cozy up in front of your fire, watch a movie, drift off into the Pacific Wild West Coast. Complimentary bottle of wine, hot chocolate, popcorn, DVD rentals and 2 free espresso coffees included and of course raingear.