Source: Received as a gift for an honest book review
My Rating : 5 Dragon Prints
Before reading “251 Things to do in Tofino,” I have never taken the time to read guide books before. Thank you to the author for letting me know about her work, it was a superb read that I could not put it down. It took everything in me not to research every website provided, and yet I have visited the photo galleries and the jewelry websites. Out of all the photographers who reside in Tofino, I fell in love with the works by James Cedar. His work is so powerful and it calls to you to visit Tofino.
Kait’s list sounds fun and at times expensive. Also, the different events makes me think that one needs to move to Tofino to live there for a year to truly understand the tight community and explore all the nooks. If I ever visit Tofino, I will reread the book and ask locals about the secret places that are only known to them. All I would have to do is wear the right clothing, talk the lingo, and tell that I believe into Iisaak, Qwa’aak qin teechmis, and hishuk ish ts’awalk. If you would like to know what those three terms mean, get the book!
After the list of things to do, Kait added letters from the people living in Tofino. All of them can write! It is like they are wizards who put spells onto readers to come and join their community. Hypnosis to the max. Also, I think it was great for Kait to mention about the firefighters, police, and other people who help keeping the community safe. I started wondering if the place is the safest community out there with all the bright recommendations. So, it is good to know that the people look after one another and have all the necessities.
Overall, it was pleasure to read this book. I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of visiting Canada and looking to visit not just Victoria but something more magical. I’ve been to Victoria a couple of years ago and I remember it pretty well, now all I have to do is save money and make plans to visit Tofino, myself.
Reminder: Hire guides and bring ton of walking shoes!