Winter Storm Watching on Vancouver Island

Well, there's just something about the smell of the sea, the splash of ocean water in your face, dark looming clouds and the sharp crack of thunder. While it may send some scrambling to hide under their bedcovers, others have been waiting all year long to witness Mother Nature at her best - this is winter storm watching in Tofino and Ucluelet, BC.

As the 3 to 4.5 meter (10-15 feet) pounding white capped waves break along the shore and the winds howl up to 87 km/h (54 mp/h), winter storm watchers revel in the glory.  Running from November to December each year, Vancouver Island winter storm watching brings opportunities for both photography and excellent beachcombing.

Before you arrive on the island, be sure to bring along some essential winter storm watching equipment including: 

For more information on Vancouver Island Winter Storm Watching, visit Riding the Storm Out at the Wickaninnish Inn and Storm Watching at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort.

     Photo Credit:
Waiting for Storms by Old Stone (Nancy)

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