Interesting fact about bears is that they don't like surprises. That's why most bear attacks happen when people have accidentally surprised a bear. One way to keep this from happening is to make noise, and some hikers use bear bells to do that. To be safe I was given a bell too.
Further we went to the town Ucluelet which means "people of the safe harbour" in the indigenous Nuu-chah-nulth language. There we also viewed the monuments of the First Nations. The First Nations are the various Aboriginal peoples in Canada who are neither Inuit nor Métis. The total population is more than 850,000 people.
The next stop was Tofino, a district of about 1,876 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island.A popular tourist destination in the summer, Tofino's population swells to many times its winter size. It attracts surfers, nature lovers, campers, whale watchers, fishermen, or anyone just looking to be close to nature.
From a safe distance we also saw 9 black bears that were looking for crabs on the shoreline.
What an amazing trip, don’t you think?
Until next time…with love Stompie!