Tofino time readers choice awards: The best of Tofino 2007
he results are in! Here is the Best of Tofino 2007, as voted for by the readers of Tofino Time Magazine. Thanks to all who participated!
Favourite event of 2007
Seems that every year your favourite event is the very indulgent Clayoquot Oyster Festival. After that the Martini Migration and Lantern Festival were favourites.
Favourite activity done while skipping work
We are an active outdoor community when it comes to skipping work. Most of us seem to head out surfing or chill at the beach or one of many outdoor activities.
Favourite spot to watch the sunset
Head'n out to Chestermans is the thing to do for sunset watchers. Or a leisurely walk down to the First Street Dock.
Favourite place for a drink
When you get that feeling in the back of your throat that only a delightful cocktail will cure we seem to head to the Upstairs for a bevy or over to Sobo for one of their infamous margaritas.
Head'n out on the water, either on the ocean blue or Kennedy lake is your escape of choice. Otherwise we tend to head out of town for some big city excitement.
Favourite place to be at 4:20
When it's time to smoke one you either head to the beach or get somewhere comfy like the couch or bed.
Favourite spot for people watching
People are funny! Our favourite places to sit back and watch the show are at First & Campbell, the Common Loaf and at the Legion during concerts.
Favourite sporting activity
The ocean is the center of our lives here so our favourite sports were surfing and fishing. Not a bad lifestyle Tofino.
Favourite place to relax
When it came to truly unwinding we either hid ourselves in our homes or hit the beach.
Favourite spa experience
The Ancient Cedar Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn was your favourite place for some spa goodness. Therese Bouchard's beach side glass sanctuary was your second.
Favourite place to get in the water
When it came time for a dip, you tended to head to MacKenzie beach or Kennedy Lake.
Favourite place for coffee
For that morning cup of Joe
it was the Common Loaf as your favourite in town and The Tofitian for those at the beach.
Favourite place for breakfast
They say it's the most important meal of the day and you say that you like to have it at the Common Loaf or Schooner.
Favourite place for lunch
Once again Tofino spoke with nearly one voice when it comes to lunch, Sobo, Sobo, Sobo as your favourite. The second choice was the Weigh West Pub.
Favourite place for dinner
Candle light, a bottle of wine and Sobo was your first choice. Schooner was a close second.
Favourite place for dessert
There is a definite trend going here as your first choice for dessert was Sobo and second Sweet T's for a little something special to go.
Favourite wine list
Tofino's favourite spots for choosing a bottle was a 3 way tie between Sobo, Upstairs and the Pointe Restaurant.
Favourite place for food on the go
For a quick snack on the run, Sobo was your first choice with Breakers as a very close second.
When it came to recommending a place to stay while in our area Middle Beach Lodge was the strong choice with Pacific Sands as your second to recommend.
Favourite charter company
Ocean Outfitters was voted as your favourite with Browning Pass as a strong second place.
Favourite surf company
For the surfing experience your favourites were Pacific Surf School and Surf Sister.
The always interesting Lounge Collection was your first choice with the serene setting of the Eagle Aerie Gallery of Roy Henry Vickers as your second.
For a little shopping and retail therapy your first was the Upstairs Boutique and the Lounge Collection as the next favourite.
Favourite new business 2007
Congratulations to all
the new businesses of 2007. Your favourite new business of the year was Ocean Kids and then the new Trilogy Cafe.
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 pick their favourites: Tofino Time Readers choice awards for the best of Tofino in 2007