Feel Nature’s Power
It’s easy to become hypnotized by the rhythmic energy of the waves as they crash into the edge of the world. BC’s storm-watching epicenter is found in the oceanside villages of Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. Take a morning wander along the shoreline as gigantic waves break onto Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park, and spend cozy afternoons fireside in a beachfront cabin or wilderness lodge perched on the edge of a rocky cliff. Resorts like Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, and more offer storm-watching packages, including complimentary rain gear, encouraging guests to get into the elements and witness those massive storms hit the rugged West Coast. If you’d rather get right in it, grab a surfboard. Cold-water surfing is not for the faint of heart, and only for experienced surfers, but those who dare know there is nothing quite like moving in tandem with the sea. Rent a board or take a lesson from one of the many surf schools in town. Surfing or storm watching, both experiences will instantly connect you to nature’s power.