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Tofino seems to get all the attention when it comes to storm watching and yet Victoria and southern Vancouver Island has some spectacular winter weather too.
I love to head to the beach right after a blast of windy weather – enormous drift logs have been tossed up onto the shore, some as long as 15m (50ft). Hiking trails along the jagged coastline are ideal for watching big waves crash onto the rocks, shooting salt spray high into the air.
Some of my favourite storm watching spots are: the city’s breakwater and Esquimalt Beach in Victoria, East Sooke Regional Park near Sooke and China Beach on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.
Have fun and always view from a safe distance.