Subject: Re: Family reunion trip to Vancouver Island BC
Hi Nancy & Ziners; There are many spots in the Tofino area on the west coast of Vancouver Island that could be what your friend is describing. So many wonderful choices that it is very hard to pick just one. We can recommend Pacific Sands resort as we spent time there in September. Their new villas are spectacular -- unlike other websites, I don't think the photos do them justice. The only teeny downside to the resort is no restaurant on site but Long Beach Lodge is next door and has a wonderful restaurant. Other excellent dining opportunities, both fine and casual, are a short drive away. We just picked up breakfast fixin's in town and then went out each evening for dinner. Website is:

If you google Tofino/accommodation rentals I'm certain you will have lots of hits. There are also private homes rentals available which will accommodate small groups.

When you go your separate ways, I would also recommend Tauca Lea in Ucluelet -- another restorative find, and it does have a wonderful restaurant on the property. Be sure to walk the Wild Pacific Trail.

Anne Burlington ON