The Homestead is in the heart of Tofino, yet our location affords a peaceful serenity with an ocean front view. Located on a rock point, you sit high above the water with a front row view of amazing wildlife and soothing sunsets. Magnificent marine mammals and majestic birds are not an uncommon sight. Whales, dolphins and sea lions pass us by as they enter Clayoquot Sound’s rich biosphere. Eagles soar high above as they survey the untouched beauty of Pacific Rim National Park.
Fitness and wellness comes from community, laughter, exercise, good food, sharing painful moments and joy, walking,
talking, helping one another through difficult times, sharing the joy of accomplishments, breaking bread, immersing
yourself in nature and learning about possibilities you did not know existed.
The Homestead Tofino is a dynamic team of outdoor enthusiasts who believe that living well, eating well, and practicing mindfulness can provide positive long term health benefits. Proprietors Peter Stubbins and Cheryl Duffy are experienced health care providers.
Peter Stubbins (Physiotherapist)
Cheryl Duffy (Registered Nurse)
Peter is a registered physiotherapist, studied osteopathy, teaches yoga and meditation and likes to base clinical decisions on solid research. He has a personal connection to First Nations culture and believes in ecological protection and restoration.
Cheryl Duffy is a registered nurse and former dental hygienist. She has over thirty years of combined health care services. She has given talks on the metabolic syndrome and volunteered with her local diabetic clinic to educate those newly diagnosed.
The team consists of: a nutritionist/chef, fitness instructors and an outdoor adventure guide. We utilize outfitters and guest speakers in the area to provide you with a complete experience. From First Nations guides and elders, to naturalists and yoga instructors. Dr. M Love provides guidance on physician wellness through meditation and discovering your “blue mind” which combines neuroscience and psychology with nature. Other guest speakers will vary from week to week.
When experienced health care professionals team up with outdoor adventurers and chefs, along with First Nations people, there is a synergy for a world-class experience. Your mind, body and spirit will be lifted.
To show our grattitude for everything mother earth provides we do our best to use resources responsibly and we encourage our guests to do the same. We compost our food scraps on site so please do not throw food in the garbage. We recycle all that is recyclable. We reduce by using reusable bags and buying in bulk to avoid plastic containers.
We are also concerned about the effect of carbon dioxide emissions on the health of our planet. It is important to us that Canada meets its carbon emissions reduction goals. We have ownership of 100 acres of Saint Lawrence hardwood forest that offsets 46 round trip flights from Toronto to Tofino. It is a tangible commitment to make our facility a responsible contributor to the human and wild family. As the Homestead Tofino grows so will our efforts to rehabilitate and secure a stable natural future.