Tofino offers its share of treasures on its beaches, in its old growth forests and waters, and in its colourful, locally owned shops. You'll see that a number of restaurants and cafés exhibit art (paintings, wood carvings, photography and jewelry created in Tofino.

Some standout art galleries include the Eagle Aerie Gallery, Reflecting Spirit (with a second location in Ucluelet), Sol Maya's Spirit of Fire glass blowing cabin in The Outside Break Complex by Chesterman Beach, and the art collection displayed throughout the Wickaninnish Inn.

If you're here from late spring through September, the Tofino Public Market is the place to be on Saturday,10am - 2pm (on the village green). Come and see all the magical art, soaps, foods and live music!

A number of surf shops have the latest gear and styles, and most surf schools have a shop component as well.

Chocolate Tofino's tiny space is a sweet refuge steps from Chesterman Beach, and also makes for wonderful gifts to take home or consume (gobble?) on the spot.