To wrap up the end of summer, we made a road trip to the wild West Coast of Vancouver Island, for a stay at Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC.
Turning off of Hwy 4 on to the rugged MacKenzie Beach Road is a bit of a shock for the first few hundred metres but the smooth access to Middle Beach Lodge foretells what lies ahead. Lush, verdant forest surrounds you as the warren of cabins and cottages dot the road to the Main Lodge at the Headlands.
Greeted by a row of bright yellow rain slickers, the Lodge holds the check-in desk, and the great room where daily complimentary breakfast and dinners on select nights are served, at other times guests can mingle, read or play board games at the tables or the oversized Chesterfield sofas in front of a roaring fire. Out on the veranda, nature is out every aspect, with views across Templar Channel to Wickaninnish Island and the open waters rolling onto MacKenzie Beach. Middle Beach Lodge has a wide variety of accommodation, from rooms in the Main Lodge at the Headlands, the Lodge at the Beach, (another lodge overlooking Middle Beach itself), or duplex and triplex cottages, many with kitchens and kitchenettes. Couples, families and more can easily find comfortable rooms, and the style of your getaway is what you make of it. Some rooms have comfortable sitting rooms,and private outdoor sitting areas facing the ocean or forest, or join other guests in the lodge to socialize and make new friends.
Exploring the 40 acre site, guests find a network of viewpoints, roads, trails leading to MacKenzie or Middle Beach. Low and high tide offer different beach side adventures, Wickaninnish Island provides shelter for Middle Beach, while the vast MacKenzie Beach offers more variety for shore and water sports. South on Hwy 4, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve opens a whole realm of wild, natural beach and rainforest adventures.
Being one of the closest resorts to the Village of Tofino, Middle Beach Lodge makes accessing the village a quick 5 minute drive, where guests can experience the culinary gems, like The Wolf in The Fog, Shelter, Tacofino, or Sea Monster Noodles. Book excursions and activities to complete the West Coast experience; stand-up paddleboarding, whale watching, kayaking, hiking, excursions to Hot Springs Cove and much more.
Whatever type of getaway you’re looking for Middle Beach Lodge makes an ideal spot to base your adventures.