Location: West coast of Vancouver Island
Calling card: Best surf town in North America
Tofino puts you at ease with its laid-back vibe, but its rugged, pristine wilderness, dramatic winter storms, and year-round surfing will capture your heart and draw you back. Accessible by ferry from Vancouver and a three-hour drive northwest across the island, Tofino will entice you by more than its 35 km of temperate easy-access beaches. Breezes off the Pacific Ocean meet with steep coastal mountains and form majestic fogs that thread between 1,000-year-old cedars, spruces, and hemlock. Soon you’ll find yourself venturing off into the ecologically diverse Clayoquot Sound, where you’ll deeply satisfy your inner nature lover. Don’t leave home without camping gear.
Join the Britnells on a Honda Marine weekend fishing excursion, courtesy of Honda Canada.
Leave no trace
You want to explore nature, not make a mark on it.
So, pack light. Start with a list, and then cross off unnecessary items. Pack first what you will use last on the trip. Tie down bulky items on the roof. And remember to pack items in the cabin for the journey. Bonus: there’s enough space in the rear cargo of the Pilot Touring to fit an 82-quart cooler with the third row seat up.
Choose an SUV with power and smarts. Depending on driving conditions, the Pilot Touring’s powertrain switches between six and three cylinders to help save on fuel. Plus, the 113-kilogram weight reduction, improved aerodynamics, and reduced running resistance of the vehicle further improve fuel economy, with ratings of 11L/100km of combined city and highway driving.
Join the Britnells as they learn to ride dirt bikes through the Honda Red Riders program, courtesy of Honda Canada.