Rider’s Paradise: Highway 4 Vancouver Island [Farkle Garage Blog]

I recently rode to Tofino on a motorcycle weekend getaway with my husband.  The roads are  narrow and twisty – riding nirvana! The scenery is stunning.  If you haven’t ridden Vancouver Island’s Hwy 4, you are missing out! The treasure at the end HWY 4 is the Pacific Rim National Park where Long Beach is located is a BC surfer mecca.  Just ask Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he was here out ripping the waves last summer. At one end of the park is Ucluelet which in the first people’s Nuu chal-nuth language  it means “People of Safe Harbour” on the other end is the fishing hamlet of Tofino which is situated on the picturesque Clayoquot Sound.

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Both communities are accessed via Hwy 4, which is very isolated stretch of road. Tofino and Ucluelet draw tourists from around the globe to take advantage of the stunning scenery, ocean adventures, hiking/camping and the best motorcycle twisties!

Stop by the Visitor Centre to learn a little bit about the area.

On your ride in stop at the Ellis River and dangle your feet in the icy cold water and enjoy the scenery.

Stop at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and take a stroll on the beach and wiggle your toes in the sand.

Go for a stroll on Long Beach to find the Red Chairs perched on a rock, the view is incredible!  You will find these chairs in most of Canada’s National Parks which encourages visitors to sit and take in the view.

Once you’ve had enough beach time leisurely make your way into Tofino and explore this eclectic little hamlet.  There are quaint shops to browse in and great places to eat! Enjoy your stay!

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