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Aug 30, 2006 01:07 AM

Tofino Shuttered!!!! Please help!

I was planning to spend three nights in Tofino beginning on September 1st. You have generously helped in the planning of a dream trip for my partner and I. I was just informed that the Wick and all hotels and restaurants in Tofino are being closed due to a water shortage. I'm surprised and extremely disappointed. Can any of you help me determine where there's an alternative place to stay (and eat!) that I can drive to from Nanaimo. We're looking to kayak, see lots of natural beauty, eat great food and stay somewhere posh. And it Labor Day weekend, so everythings booking up fast. Can anyone help?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm desperate and unable to cancel the other leg of the trip. Thanks so much in advance.


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  1. Try nearby Uculet, that is where water is being trucked in from to help out the Tofino-ites.
    You could also try some of the islands near Nanaimo - like Saltspring or Maine.

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          1. I would recommend the Sooke Harbour House, and the Aerie in Malahat, unfortunately I know nothing og the Gulf Islands, wish I could be more help. Good luck!