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Mackenzie Beach and the TinWis Resort Near Tofino, British Columbia

Mackenzie Beach and the TinWis Resort Near Tofino, British Columbia.

It's a quiet, overcast New Year's Day and the perfect time to catch up on blogs reflecting on the past year.

I discovered some very beautiful places in 2009; places that I'll always remember and hope one day to return to.
One of these places was Tofino on Vancouver Island, British Columbia which I wrote about yesterday.View from our balcony at the TinWis Resort, Tofino, BC

When we were exploring the Tofino area, we stayed at the TinWis Resort on Mackenzie Beach. The TinWis is a beautiful post and beam resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean just a short drive outside of Tofino.
TinWis Resort, Tofino, BC

The views from our balcony were absolutely stunning with the changing sky and tides filling my gaze everytime I looked towards the ocean.Mackenzie Beach, Tofino, British Columbia

The grounds at the TinWis are impeccable with many benches overlooking the Pacific Ocean to relax on after a long day sightseeing.
Grounds at TinWis Resort, Tofino, BC
If you plan to visit Tofino, consider staying at the TinWis Resort. You won't be disappointed.After the Rain on Mackenzie Beach, Tofino, BC


Jo-Anne Smith, the author of this article, is a REALTOR® with Brekland Realty Group, Oakville, Ontario and welcomes your real estate inquiries. To contact her, visit

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Comment balloon 13 commentsJo-Anne Smith • January 01 2010 03:28PM


Hi Joanne, Wishing You Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year !.

Beautiful photos and a quite a wonderful resort. Love the beach scene. Bet that water is cold, :-)

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago

Hi William,

A very happy and successful 2010 year to you too!

The water is not as cold as it looks....I waded in and was quite surprised that it was less cold than Lake Ontario (the lake that the town where I live is located on).


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago


I've been following you travel blog. Good posts. Happy new year.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) over 10 years ago

Jo - This must have been an amazing trip your photos over the last little while certainly are enticing one to follow in your footsteps.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 10 years ago

HI Jo-Anne...Let William know the Pacific Ocean around Vancouver Island about 50 degrees year round.

Nice Photos..did you get any video's too.


Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Jo, It looks SO beautiful and peaceful....I would have loved the views and the area as well.  I am so glad you're sharing some of the lovely places you were fortunate enough to visit.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 10 years ago

Hi Terry,

I know that you're familiar with most of the places I visited so I always enjoy your comments....did you live on Vancouver Island?


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago


If you and Barrie plan on one trip for the coming year, make this your destination. It's a part of Canada that is absolutely stunning and yet so few people know about it.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago

Hi Fred,

I did find it VERY warm...and was very surprised.
No videos....something I need to work on for upcoming blogs.

Happy New Year to you too!


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago


I know you would love it there. The energy in the entire region is so peaceful and good....hard to explain really, but I feel it is a very special place on earth and one of the few remaining.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago

Jo-Anne, you are *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue! 

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Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 4 years ago

Jo-Anne - The TinWis Resort on Vancouver Island looks lovely, with its green landscape and views of the ocean. Vancouver Island is a place I have always wanted to visit.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate over 4 years ago

Great views Jo Anne, sure glad that Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 shared this in her travels this week!


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