Picture this: world-class surfing, scenic golden-sand beaches and a come-as-you-are attitude. If a tropical destination comes to mind, it’s time to redefine your idea of an island getaway. A remote nature-lover's paradise, Tofino is quietly nestled on Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Rich with wildlife (think black bears, orcas, and deer), temperate rainforests, mountainous vistas and natural hot springs, Tofino’s ecological splendor will render you speechless. If catching a wave on Cox Bay isn’t your speed, don’t fear, this coastal hideaway is also home to serene spas and top-rated restaurants. Read on to plan your next getaway, plus, all the chic essentials to pack.