With less than 2,000 year-round residents, you may be surprised to see the town of Tofino making this list, but as Vancouver Island goes full summer, the number of visitors more than quadruple the area’s population, transforming the island into a still-under-the-radar wonderland.
Surfers have flocked to Tofino for years. So have storm watchers. With its far-west location on the island, the conditions are ideal for both. While you’re there, check out the hot springs,KAYAK with orcas and hike Pacific Rim National Park.
FLY: into Vancouver (YVR) and ferry over to Vancouver Island or into Victoria (YYJ) and drive. Orca Airways offers daily scheduled flights directly into Tofino (YAZ) from Vancouver and Victoria.