I grew up in Toronto. My dream of being able to learn how to surf dated back to “Blue Crush” and “Soul Surfer” – but the closest thing I had to it near home was braving the Great Lakes during winter in the middle of a windstorm. No thanks. Besides, the California coastline and beaches of Hawaii seemed much more appealing at the time.
Do everything, one thing or nothing at all. This is your trip – and anything you do sets you up for the perfect escape.
That’s what I love about Tofino. You can set out to have a weekend to shut off and unwind, pack it with adventure or have a bit of both in the mix. There is literally no wrong answer.
Your pilot will fly you over glaciers, rigid peaks, and Gatorade lakes before landing right on your doorstep. You duck out of the helicopter and run towards the cabin – and that’s when it finally sinks in:
Welcome to your new mountain home.
While I strive to encourage people to want to explore the outdoors, I’ve witnessed beautiful places forever ruined because of what stemmed from social media. But while we’re on that topic, I want to be clear on one thing: instagram didn’t ruin these places.
…maybe you did.
South Dakota wasn’t on my radar or bucket list – but it’s definitely a spot that you should add to yours. From the rolling hills to some of the biggest caves in the US, all the way to the sky-scraping Badlands sitting under the darkest skies and the brightest stars – you won’t be disappointed. ⠀⠀