Tofino has a magnetic appeal for nature lovers from all over the world. Nestled into rocky outcrops and sandy coves, Tofino looks out across a tranquil ocean inlet framed by the mountains of Meares Island. The clear waters of Clayoquot Sound reflect jagged, glacier-capped mountains and lush rainforests descending to the sea. It is no wonder this area has become a pilgrimage for adventure tourism and a haven for those seeking a beautiful seaside retreat. There is always a boat leaving for Meares Island Big Tree Trail, Hot Springs Cove or a nature cruise. Seafood is on the menu of award-winning gourmet restaurants. Galleries display a wealth of art from a large local population of artists and First Nations carvers. In summer, visit a lively Saturday Market. Tofino has grown from a sleepy hang out to a trendsetting community offering a unique escape.