March 31, 2007 | Tips from Travellers >
Tofino, Historic & Heritage Sites
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My family and I experienced a cultural adventure I will never forget! We paddled in a carved canoe made by our leader Joe Martin, to the shores of Echachist Island. Once ashore, we were lead by Joe and his daughter Gisele about the island and experienced its flora and fauna both by taste and history. After circling the island, we returned to the beach where Joe cooked a fresh salmon over an open fire. (Please refer to the photo). The salmon is the best I have ever eaten. After spending several hours on the island, we paddled back to Tofino and learned about many interesting water plants and animals along the way. Joe and his daughter were kind and generous, providing us with first-hand stories of their interesting lives. My son still recalls with detail the stories told to us that day.