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Rock Pools in Tofino

Rock Pools in Tofino

The ocean’s largest inhabitants, such as whales, sharks and dolphins, are often the creatures that capture our imagination when we think of that vast mysterious body of water. Its smallest indwellers, though, are more than worthy of investigation. They will provide...

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

The best healing is found in nature and nature’s sounds can bring profound healing.   Do you like music? If you like to rise after the sun does, then enrich your life by setting your alarm for the pre-dawn, even if that means around 5:00 am in the spring and...

Retreat and Reunion with Nature

Retreat and Reunion with Nature

I often refer to Tofino Hummingbird Cottage as a place of retreat. ‘Retreat’ is an interesting word. To retreat from something can imply withdrawing from it or even a type of surrender. Considering how we were originally created to live, perhaps city dwellers have...

Tofino’s Best Beaches and Trails

Tofino’s Best Beaches and Trails

There are dozens of great beaches (and walks) within a short distance of Tofino Hummingbird Cottage. Here are some of the most popular ones, ordered north to south.   Chesterman Beach The closest – and one of the most famous – is Chesterman Beach, just a couple...

Love birds? We have 350 species

Love birds? We have 350 species

Tofino is one of the most biodiverse areas you will ever see, and our bird population is no exception. You can explore on your own or hire a professional guide. Adrian Dorst is the person I reach out to when I want to do a tour. A published photographer and nature...

Shamanism – My Experience

Shamanism – My Experience

Shamanism worked for me As a professional wellness spa consultant, in the past 25 years, I’ve been in touch with innumerable healing practices, such as chelation therapy, hydrotherapy, Ayurveda, qigong, reflexology. And then there was one I’d always thought was a...

A Clean Break in More Ways than One

A Clean Break in More Ways than One

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us alter the ways we view and interact with the world. Many industries (the spa and wellness field included) have needed to change their operations to ensure the continued safety of staff and clientele. Even before the pandemic, my goal...

Using Silence to Recharge

Using Silence to Recharge

As we come out of the pandemic, we can of course all choose to revert to our frenetic, whack-a-mole existences. Or we can build on those moments of blissful tranquility we may have discovered for the first time.   In the Harvard Business Review, writers Justin...

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1258 Lynn Road
Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
Steps from beach access path to North Chesterman Beach