The Homestead Tofino

About us

Fall in love with a healthier new you

Evidence-based fitness & wellness

We embrace Ancient forests and Ancient wisdom to provide an empowering experience. Located in Tofino, a world-renowned wilderness destination. Our surroundings are breathtaking - shaped between land, mountains and ocean.  

Your experience will include: one on one fitness coaching • yoga and meditation classes with a special emphasis on mindfulness • outdoor adventure focussing on hikes geared to your fitness level and goals • practice forest bathing to lift your spirit • water activities such as Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Surfing will tap into your “blue mind” vibe • learn about First Nation culture while paddling in their dugout canoe.

You will participate in a unique culinary experience with our nutritionist/chef who shares cooking techniques and an enthusiasm for all things food. Our retreat not only inspires while you are with us but encourages you to make positive lifestyle choices. You will leave motivated, confident and with tools for a healthier, balanced life.

Join us to discover how we have committed to seeing you through those achievable lifestyle changes • Put serenity into your life • Reach for your best fitness • Improve your nutrition • Learn evidence-based practices that will motivate you to overcome challenges and achieve long term wellness.

 


Venue Highlights

The Homestead is located in the heart of Tofino, perched high on a rock point over looking Stub Island to the west. This prime location, surrounded by a United Nations World Biosphere Reserve, provides you with a front row view to amazing wildlife and serene sunsets, giving you a sense of being miles away from civilization when in reality the charm and convenience of Tofino is only a few minutes’ walk away.

Tofino has recently become one of British Columbia's top vacation destinations for those who revel in unspoiled wilderness. Situated on the Esowista Peninsula on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, its current population is less than 2000 residents but thousands of years ago it is believed that as many as 100,000 First Nations inhabited the area across the water from Tofino on Meares Island.

When visiting The Homestead Tofino, see First Nation's history as well as Canada’s surf mecca. Tofino offers boutiques with beautiful local art, restaurants and cafés with many local specialties. The village has a “super chill” vibe where it is easy to let yourself go and connect with all it has to offer.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

We serve organic, ethically sourced meals and locally sourced when available. We also offer fresh local seafood with salmon high on the list of favourites. Our nutritionist/chef will share her enthusiasm for healthy eating that has exciting flavour without cumbersome preparation. Watch her work during cooking classes, learn and ask questions - then enjoy her creation.

Accommodations

The Homestead is an all-inclusive retreat center
The South Side offers spacious dining area with cathedral ceiling, it is equipped with a commercial kitchen for our chef's exclusive use.

On the second floor a beautiful storm watch room can be enjoyed with access to a balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Both the storm watch room and dining area have stunning fireplaces.

The North Side provides a lounge area with a third fireplace and kitchen facilities which can be sought out when tea and a good book are what you seek.

Both sides have a large patio equipped with jacuzzi for guests enjoyment.


Bedrooms description:

Meares – King size bed with ocean view, large room with cathedral ceiling located on second floor, South Side. Maximum of 2 guests.

Flores– King size bed with ocean view, large room with cathedral ceiling located on second floor, North Side. Maximum of 2 guests.

Clayoquat - Queen size bed with ocean view – located on the South Side first floor with direct access to a patio equipped with a jacuzzi. Maximum of 2 guests.

Felice - Queen size bed – located on the second floor, South Side. Maximum of 2 guests.

Warne - Queen size bed with ocean view – located on the South Side first floor and direct access to a patio equipped with a jacuzzi. Maximum of 2 guests.

Stubbs - Queen size bed – located on the second floor, South Side. Maximum of 2 guests.

Vargas - Queen size bed with ocean view – located on the North Side first floor with direct access to a patio equipped with a jacuzzi. Maximum of 2 guests.

Bligh - Queen size bed with ocean view – located on the second floor, North Side . Maximum of 2 guests.

South side Bathrooms: 4-piece bathrooms are located on both first and second floor. Both bathrooms have large shower stalls. The second-floor bathroom is equipped with a large soaking tub with jets and vanity with 2 sinks.

North Side Bathrooms: One 4-piece bathroom located on the first equipped with a jacuzzi bath tub and large shower stall. The second floor has two 4-piece bathrooms - one of which is equipped with a double shower stall for taking steam baths, or soak in a large tub with jets while viewing the ocean.

Directions

Driving Directions: Tofino is located at the end of the Trans Canada highway on the west side of Vancouver Island. From Vancouver you can take the ferry to Nanaimo and enjoy a three hours spectacular drive through old growth forests. If coming from Victoria the drive would be approximately 4.5 hours. The fastest way to get to us is by flying from Vancouver Airport's South Terminal where you can catch a breathtaking flight between mountain tops to Tofino's municipal airport with either Pacific Coastal or KD Air. A free shuttle is provided between The Homestead and the Tofino airport.

Tags: fitness health hike meditation mindfulness nature ocean outdoors wellness yoga

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To feed my soul so that I may return to my students with more inspiration and love to share! Jennifer
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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