TofinoTime Readers' Choice Awards 2004
Thanks to everyone that took the time
to enter their ballots and congratulations
to all the winners.
Favourite event of 2004
Pouring rain and all the Lantern Festival was Tofino’s
favourite event, with the Food and Wine Festival loved
Favourite activity done while skipping work
There was an even tie here between surfing and lounging
on the beach with getting inebriated on various substances coming in a strong
Favourite spot to watch the sunset
Far and above the rest Chesterman’s Beach is our favourite,
with being out in the surf as the runner up.
Favourite place for a drink
The “Great Room” at the Long Beach Lodge was Tofino’s
choice for a cocktail with Shelter showing a strong second.
We were of two minds when it came to where to go when you need to
get out. Tofino seems to either head to the mountains, or maybe
Favourite place to be at 4:20
This was a bit of a loaded category… Our location of choice
when 4:20 was pronounced was definitely the beach or secondly with
the one ya love
Favourite spot for people watching
The downtown core seems to be our location of choice for this sporting
activity with First & Campbell being the top choice and the Common
Favourite sporting activity
Well surprise, surprise, surprise the number one sporting activity
in Tofino is surfing. Its closest rival was hiking.
Favourite place to relax
I’m starting to see a bit of a trend, it seems that we are definitely
a beach culture, it is our favourite spot for relaxing with home as
its runner up. Honourable mention goes to hot springs cove, which for
many is the best place to truly unwind.
Favourite spa experience
The little glass pyramid on Chesterman’s where Therese
Bouchard gives her treatments was Tofino’s favourite spa experience, with
the Ancient Cedar Spa at the Wick a popular Second.
Favourite place to get in the water
A dip in Kennedy Lake was where Tofino chose to
get in the water last year, or maybe a soothing soak in the hot
Favourite place for coffee
Tofino’s choice for a good jolt of the liquid life was Caffe
Vincente. The Tofitian came in as a runner up.
Favourite place for breakfast
The Schooner was our readers’ choice as the best place to have
breakfast, with the Wick’s Pointe Restaurant in second.
Favourite place for lunch
Well the masses spoke with one voice SoBo! SoBo! SoBo! In all the
categories there was nothing as definitive as Tofino’s choice
of SoBo for lunch. The Schooner was our second choice, for those rare
moments when a fish taco just didn’t seem right.
Favourite place for dinner
The Raincoast Café was Tofino’s choice for an evening
of gastronomic adventure with the Schooner and Tough
City Sushi equal
Favourite place for dessert
Gord Austin’s Chocolate Tofino was your location of choice for
a sweet treat, with The Great Room at the Long Beach Lodge as his closest
Favourite wine list
The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickininnish Inn came in as Tofino’s
preferred place for choosing a bottle, with the Café Pamplona following as a close second.
Favourite place for food on the go
There really wasn’t much of a question here, SoBo started off
to an early lead and never looked back. The little purple truck took
nearly all the votes in this field. The next closest source for a bite
on the run was from Breakers Deli.
When it came to recommending a place to stay while in our area Middle
Beach Lodge was the strong choice with the unique, adventurous Innchanter in Hot Springs Cove a romantic second.
Favourite charter company
Ocean Outfitters was voted as your favourite with Jamie’s
Whaling Station as a strong second place.
Favourite surf company
All of Tofino’s surf companies were supported strongly by the
public with Long Beach Surf Shop being the most voted for and Storm a popular second.
The serene setting of the Eagle Aerie Gallery of Roy Henry Vickers
was your artistic refuge, with the eclectic Lounge Collection as
a loved second.
Enchanted was the most popular spot for buy something unique, with
a trip upstairs to Plush a second favourite.
Favourite new business 2004
As we come through another Tofino winter it was clear in our minds
what new business added the most to our lives this year. Thanks Mike
for opening Groovy Movies and filling our homes with that blue glow.
Sweet T’s was also much appreciated for opening up as well.
Thanks to everyone that took the time to enter their ballots and congratulations
to all the winners.
The Best of Tofino: Readers' Choice Awards
Tofino Time Readers' Choice Awards from Tofino Time Magazine in March 2005. Celebrate the Best of Tofino!