beaches

2020 Hometown Showdown women’s champ Mathea Olin and men’s champ Peter Devries. (Bryanna Bradley photo)

Tofino home to one of Canada’s best beaches

Guess which local stretch of sand the Lonely Planet called Canada’s best surf beach?

 

Tofino is considering new restrictions around beach fires. (Westerly News file photo)

POLL QUESTION: Do you support a portable beach fire pit mandate in Tofino?

Tofino is considering new restrictions around beach fires.

  • Feb 28, 2021

 

Remains of a beach fire at Tofino's Mackenzie Beach. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino considers new beach fire restrictions, including portable fire pit mandate

“Each night, there are dozens of fires abandoned without being extinguished.”

 

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
The remains of a beach fire at Mackenzie Beach in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)

POLL QUESTION: Do you support a beach fire ban in Tofino?

Tofino’s municipal council is expected to make a decision on Oct. 13.

  • Oct 11, 2020
The remains of a beach fire at Mackenzie Beach in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)
Robin Knight recently participated in a Flash CleanFriday event hosted by Surfrider. (Westerly file photo)

Surfrider Pacific Rim: Flash Clean Fridays

Grab your reusable gloves, bags and buckets and join Surfrider Pacific Rim’s newest initiative.

  • Sep 17, 2020
Robin Knight recently participated in a Flash CleanFriday event hosted by Surfrider. (Westerly file photo)
Beach fire remains at MacKenzie Beach in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)

Fire restrictions in Tofino and Ucluelet

“It is visitors and residents alike that struggle with this one on a yearly basis.”

Beach fire remains at MacKenzie Beach in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)
Ucluelet residents are raising concerns over the impacts late-night beach fire gatherings are having on Big Beach. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Big Beach parties spark concern in Ucluelet

“You find needles, left over party debris, bottles and still burning fires.”

Ucluelet residents are raising concerns over the impacts late-night beach fire gatherings are having on Big Beach. (Nora O’Malley photo)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
The Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort is inviting visitors back to the beauty of Mackenzie Beach. (Lori Hall photo)

Tin Wis Resort reopens in Tofino

In June, at low tide, Mackenzie Beach stretches to rocky outcroppings and tidal pools.

  • Jun 28, 2020
The Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort is inviting visitors back to the beauty of Mackenzie Beach. (Lori Hall photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Beach bummer: Novel coronavirus can live in water, but is it infectious?

Living in water and being infectious in water are different things

(The Canadian Press)
Discover Tofino-Ucluelet

Discover Tofino-Ucluelet

Explore Vancouver Island’s year-round West Coast playground

  • Apr 23, 2020
Discover Tofino-Ucluelet