Highway 4 Vancouver Island – Rider’s paradise

I recently rode to Tofino on a motorcycle weekend getaway with my husband.  The roads are narrow and twisty – riding nirvana! The scenery is stunning.  If you haven’t ridden Vancouver Island’s Hwy 4, you are missing out! The treasure at the end HWY 4 is the Pacific Rim National Park where Long Beach is located and is a BC surfer mecca.  Just ask Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he was out here ripping the waves last summer. At one end of the park is Ucluelet which in the first people’s Nuu chal-nuth language means “People of Safe Harbour” on the other end is the fishing hamlet of Tofino which is situated on the picturesque Clayoquot Sound.

Both communities are accessed via Hwy 4, which is a very isolated stretch of road on Vancouver Island. Tofino and Ucluelet draw tourists from around the globe to take advantage of the stunning scenery, ocean adventures, hiking/camping and the best motorcycle twisties!

Stop by the Visitor Centre to learn a little bit about the area.

On your ride in stop at the Ellis River and dangle your feet in the icy cold water and enjoy the scenery.

Next stop at Long Beach located in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and take a stroll on the beach and wiggle your toes in the sand.

Go for a stroll on Long Beach to find the Red Chairs perched on a rock, the view is incredible!  You will find these chairs in most of Canada’s National Parks which encourages visitors to sit and take in the view.

Once you’ve had enough beach time leisurely make your way into Tofino and explore this eclectic little hamlet.  There are quaint shops to browse in and great places to eat! Enjoy your stay!

 

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Author: Dar

I’m a gal who is motorcycle addicted! I started my riding adventure in the spring of 2011 on a Yamaha 50cc scooter, in 8 Months I put 8,000km on that little scooter. After Pandora’s moto box opened, the riding bug bit, I realized I wanted to do bigger adventures and longer distance rides. This led to me taking the Vancouver Island Safety Council Novice and Traffic courses in the fall of 2011 and I haven’t looked back. I fell in love with riding so much that I wanted to give back to the sport that has given me so much joy, in 2015 I became motorcycle instructor in the Province of British Columbia. Teaching is amazing! I love introducing new riders to the sport. If you don’t find me on the road or teaching, I’m hanging out at Farkle Garage!

My current moto love is a 2012 Honda NC700s. My free time finds me working on Farkle Garage and hunting up twisties on Vancouver Island. You can follow me on twitter & instragram @moto_diva or check out my blog Princess Scooterpie http://scootermayhem.blogspot.com