The Local: PHOTOGRAPHER OLIVIA VAN DYKE'S TOFINO ESSENTIALS
A small community on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is a nature lover's paradise, characterized by remote beaches, ancient rainforests and a passionate surf culture. Photographer Olivia Van Dyke has done what many dream of doing, leaving the city behind to make the charming pacific northwest surf town her home. Drawn there by love, and her appreciation for and connection to nature, Tofino is the perfect backdrop for the photographer who loves to capture the essence of the feminine archetype in its purest form—in nature. Read on as Olivia shares her Tofino essentials and the town's best kept secrets including where to hike, surf and take in the destination's awe-inspiring natural beauty.