After a long day of travel from Ottawa by plane and then car, I arrived over the mountains to the far west coast of Vancouver Island at dusk. This remote area, with access to Ucluelet to the south, and Tofino to the north, has shifted from an economy based on fishing and logging to a service-based economy catering to the tourists who flock to this area for the outstanding hiking in coastal rainforests, watersports- namely the world-famous surfing on stunning sandy beaches,- delicious freshly-caught seafood, and the laid-back vibe of the town. It’s a wellness traveller’s dream.