Tofino, BC, Canada

Tofino-BC-300x190A wilderness island retreat awaits your pleasure on totally unspoiled Vargus Island, located in the pristine Tofino area.

Island offers miles of beaches, forest preserves, hiking trails, and the majesty of the Pacific Northwest coast surrounding you!

It is easy to speak in superlatives with this 65+ acre beauty!

Named in 1791, Isla de Feran, by Lieut. Commander Eliza. Name was changed in 1792 to Isla de Vargas by Commanders Galiano and Valdes, after the noted Spanish governor Vargas, who reconquered the province of New Mexico 1693-1694. Captain Vancouver had the name on his chart as Feran Island in 1798. Also named as Feran Island as late as 1844 on Duflot de Mofra’s map. The name Vargas Island was made final by Captain Richards in 1861, of the H.M. surveying vessel Hecate.

Robert L. Mani

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