Surfing is now one of the world's fastest growing sports, and that means it's becoming difficult to find a wave all to yourself. Instead of setting your sights on the overly-crowded lineups of Costa Rica or surfing with hundreds of wave-hungry teenagers in California, it's time to look toward the Great White North.
Oh, Canada: the land of ice and snow, where hockey players are the top national export, the people really are as nice as they say, and you'll find some of the most incredible landscapes in the entire world. From East Coast to West Coast, these awe-inspiring places will leave you with some truly Canadian wanderlustt.
Long in the shadow of Tofino, its more famous neighbour to the north, Ucluelet is an unpretentious working harbour town that's becoming a popular wild west coast getaway. Today, it offers visitors everything from whale watching and kayaking excursions to fresh dining options, as well as a range of accommodations.
On Monday, Vacay.ca will announce its fourth annual Top 50 Restaurants in Canada rankings. It's a survey of elite diners, industry experts, and leading travel and food journalists who take the pulse of the nation's dining scene. It's an ever-changing and exciting time to dine out across Canada. Here is the list of the 20 best restaurants I tried during the past 12 months.
When I first visited Tofino in 2003, there were few restaurants besides the opulent Pointe. Now, the city is teeming with choice establishments. That community love for food explodes into euphoria on May 8. The two-week Feast Tofino festival features 17 events, several of which include visiting chefs from Vancouver.