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West Coast Living in Ahousaht, BC



The Perfect Breakfast Date for a Rainy Day

Furniture deliveries in the small community of Ahousaht are a big deal. They involve hiring a truck from town, travelling by boat to Tofino to meet the truck, chartering a boat back to Ahousaht and hiring another truck. Usually there’s a couple hour wait in there too, as the delivery window isn’t any narrower just because we have to travel to meet them. For Lennie and I this process left us with 3 hours to kill while we waited for our delivery slot to arrive.

Our first stop was Tuff Beans coffee shop. Their 4th St. Wrap is our favourite on the go breakfast available in Tofino. Stuffed with eggs, sausage, bacon, ham and hashbrowns, it’s an all-round meal not to be missed! With a quad Americano and creamy hot chocolate to top our order off we jumped in the car and drove 20 min. to the Incinerator Rock parking lot at Long Beach. On an early Saturday morning in December, both the village and roads were deserted. Incinerator Rock is our parking lot of choice because you get a stunning ocean view without leaving your car. On a rainy day like this, that’s exactly what we were looking for!


When you’re done breakfast, don’t just pack up and leave. Take some time to really watch the waves and patterns of the sea. Enjoy the present moment. It was while we were enjoying that moment that we got a call about our furniture delivery – They wouldn’t be making it afterall! More time for us I guess… (though no couch to sit on when we got home!)

Remember, whatever the weather, there’s always a way to enjoy Tofino!


Neddy’s Grill Opens in Ahousaht!

Today was the grand opening of Neddy’s Grill – A new restaurant based out of a food truck in Ahousaht with a ton of history behind it’s name and location.

Those who were at the opening ceremony were able to meet Neddy herself, meet the cooks and their families, and hear about the man who volunteered to fight in WWII and who was given the land the grill now sits on, as thanks.

It was a special day! The grill gave out free hotdogs and chumas (NuuChahNulth word for dessert/sweet treat) and there was lots of laughter! I am really looking forward to heading back for some popcorn shrimp and zucchini sticks!

We don’t have many restaurant options in Ahousaht. There’s no Boston Pizza or McDonalsds, no Earl’s or Milestone’s…. Just some home based restaurants and take-outs. Between all the options, most hours and food groups are covered – Pizza, hotwings, burgers, poutine and chumas. Neddy’s Grill is bringing an expanded menu, free delivery (Not always available when you do order food here), and is adding many more employment opportunities to our small community. I look forward to continuing to support ALL our local vendors!

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