Have you made plans for spring break yet?
It’s coming up soon (although not soon enough for me)! While many people still probably will plan to go south for spring break, the struggling Canadian loonie is going to make those kinds of vacations extra expensive.
So how about a staycation in your own back yard? Vancouver Island has a myriad of choices for kids and adults when it comes to spring break, and I want to share some of them with you today.
Tofino & Ucluelet
It’s incredibly remote, located literally at the end of the road, but that’s part of what makes Tofino and Ucluelet so incredibly charming. This is a goregous sweep of beach, kilometers long. You can hike the Wild Pacific Trail, or just trudge the beach, looking for critters and shells. You can touch actual critters at the Ucluelet Aquarium. If you’re brave, you can surf, or you can stay inside and watch the waves, cozy in your hotel room. The food here is also beyond wonderful. Some of my faves include Sobo, Hank’s, Zoe’s, and don’t forget one of Canada’s best restaurants, The Wolf in the Fog, is also here.
Ski Mt. Washington
In stark contrast to last year’s ski season, this year is a banner year. We have snow, snow, snow, and British Columbians are happy, happy, happy. Where else in the world can you ski one day, and surf the next, all within a short distance? You can do that with Tofino and Mt. Washington. It’s a great hill for kids and adults alike, and they have some awesome mid-week deals on in March.
One of my favourite places on the island (and Michael’s too), is Coombs. Coombs Old Country Market is the most charming store. They have tons of fun, old-fashioned toys for kids, and the place is also a foodie’s dream. I stock up on lots of specialty products every time I’m there. The bakery also is to die for…
Where’s your favourite place to spend spring break? Share in the comments below!