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Canada has no shortage of small towns.

From sea to sea, ocean to ocean, and prairies to mountains, small towns are the backbone of what makes travelling through Canada so great.

A recent listicle from Travel and Leisure has acknowledged the beauty of Canada’s small towns, and a popular Vancouver Island destination has topped that list: Tofino.

Popular with surfers, vagabonds, or vacationers, we all know how colourful and curious the town of Tofino is, and we’re happy to see it get the recognition it deserves.

In fact, Tofino is so popular we often forget it’s a small town.

With a population close to 2,000, Tofino often sees a huge influx of tourists pop by during the summer season to check out popular destinations including the famous Long Beach and UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve.

Not only is the town full of natural diversity, but it has plenty of amazing restaurants to choose from, bolstered by a number of renowned chefs and culinary professionals.

Tofino is among good company in BC, with quaint little Golden, BC, making the list as well.

Other notable towns are Banff, Alberta, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, and Dawson, Yukon, among more!

We’re happy to see Travel and Leisure acknowledge our little Vancouver Island oasis with its second article commending the terrific Tofino.

Last week, The Wickaninnish Inn made it to #2 on Travel and Leisure’s list of best resorts in Canada.

While summer winds down, and the tourists flock back to their hometowns, perhaps this is your best chance to check out what Tofino offers during the fall and winter time.

The best part? No line at Tacofino!

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