I don't know the island well but I hear nothing but good things about Tofino.me said:Wreck Beach gets my recomendations too.
If you're feeling active and fit try the grouse grind, if you're not just take the gondola up. Cypress mountain has some great trails for hiking if the weather clears up (warms up) a bit, not to mention a couple of look-outs on the road up that are amazing.
Commercial Drive is funky, if the Green room was going to move to vancouver it would be found on the drive.
Gas Town = distillery district with tourist traps. (edit:still worth seeing)
China town is definatly worth seeing. I think the night market might be on now and I've heard it's good.
4th ave around Yew st. was "settled" by hippies years ago and is now the site of the original lulu lemon. The rest of the area conforms to this norm.
Broadway west of McDonald is nice but under construction.
Coal Harbour has some really nice looking restaurants, likely pricy and I don't know what the food quality is.
Davie St., Robson, Denman, and Granville are streets in down town that are worth cruising. (and make a convenient square to walk around).
Main + Hastings is ground zero for the "social service disaster" that is the west coast. It's creepy, smelly, unsightly, and disturbing BUT I haven't heard of anyone ever haveing any problems with personal safety (not that it doesn't happen). Having said this don't expect a bag left in a car to last an hour. The "comunity" stretches along Hastings a few blocks and spills over a bit into gas / china town. Expect to see people all over the city who are more cracked out then in To. and have no problem doing any drugs on the street.
oh, and Granville Island gets two thumbs up. Sandbar is a personal favorite place to eat (great sea food) but get reservations. I'd pass on "Bridges", don't be tricked by the yellow paint, remeber in nature yellow means danger.
hehehe I heard the same good things, and am going camping in Tofino for a few days! <3atbell said:Here's the visitors guid to Vancouver I typed for the general forum:
I don't know the island well but I hear nothing but good things about Tofino.
this is good to hear! grabbed your most recent mix posted here and listened to it on the way up to soundwave. was looking forward to catching you, but missed both yours and the wood n soo set, so am happy to hear you two will be in town this monthdj_soo said:if you're in Victoria on the 27th, Wood and I will be having our island CD release party.