Welcome to Tofino's longest-running website. You are probably not reading this from Canada's favorite beach & adventure town... yet. But hopefully you are planning your trip here, because this is the best place to start your travel research. Enjoy!

Accommodation & Activity Features

Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Whale Packages: Beachfront rooms + Zodiac tours!

Specials at Pacific Sands: Current Specials at the Beach Resort

Tofino Resort & Marina

Tofino Resort and Marina: Tofino's Newest Waterfront Resort

Cox Bay Beach Resort: Stay 3 nights or more and save $45/ night!

Wickaninnish Inn

Seasonal Packages: Save $40/nt & enjoy daily breakfasts.

Middle Beach Lodge

Middle Beach Lodge: Last minute specials. Have a look!

Wickaninnish Inn

Remote Passages

West Coast Aquatic Safaris

Clayoquot Eco-Tours at the Whale Centre

Tofino Fishing

Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Ocean Village Beach Resort

Jamie's Whale Watching

Long Beach Lodge Tofino

Spring is Coming to Tofino

Even while the winter's rains are pounding down on Tofino's beaches, we can smell spring in the air. Daffodils bloom in February, the warmer winds from the southern hemisphere begin to arrive and our small town perks up a little bit with a small influx of adventurous visitors.

With the passing of the Family Day Long Weekend, all of the restaurants re-open and most of the town starts to get back to work. The good news is that accommodations are still fairly easy to find, as long as you're not showing up last minute in the middle of March Break and looking for a hotel room.

Yes, It's Still Raining

Our stormy winter weather generally continues well into April. Expect rain on your visit, and if you get a brief bit of sunshine then consider yourself lucky. If the rain doesn't stop while you are in Tofino, don't let a few drops of water bring you down – suit up in your raingear or your wetsuit and get out on the beach. This season's low, filtered light combined with mist or light rain provide the world's best beach scenes. You'll cherish these moments even more than if it were a perfect sunny day.

Spring Tips in Tofino:

  • get outside: walking at least one trail and a beach is a must do
  • bring your camera: the light this time of year is stunning
  • surf! there's almost always a wave for all levels. ask at a local surf shop for more information.
  • eat out: the restaurants aren't too busy so take advantage of our fantastic food scene
  • go whale watching: if you're here mid-march or later, the grey whales should be migrating

About Tofino Guide

The information we provide in these pages is intended to be current, relevant and useful as a research tool for your next trip to Tofino. But perhaps most importantly, we hope to display Tofino's unrivaled beauty and appeal to potential new and long-time visitors alike. If you find anything that seems out of place or that needs to be updated, please contact us and we will update the information right away.

Humpback Whale Breaching

Spring is Whale Watching Season

Every March, over 20,000 grey whales migrate through our waters on their way to Alaska to breed and feed. You'll see animals the size of a school bus as they continue on their quest from Baja, Mexico. The seas can be a bit rough in the springtime, so make sure to know which is the most appropriate vessel for your party...

Chesterman Beach Sunset

Tofino's Beaches

One of the main reasons that visitors flock to Tofino is for our world-famous beaches, and winter is our favorite time to walk the beach here. We have plenty of stretches of sand to choose from and plenty of beachcombing opportunities. Read about beach fire regulations, the best beach to walk your dog and more...

Surfing at Chesterman Beach


Tofino calls itself the Surf Capital of the Canada for a reason. Whether you're new to the sport, a seasoned veteran, or a longboarder just looking for a few waves, Tofino has something for every surfer. There are consistent beach breaks year round here, no matter what the swell size. As we move into spring, your mandatory 5mm hooded wetsuit with gloves and booties will change to a 4mm suit (hood optional)...

Getting to Tofino

While it is possible to fly directly to Tofino, most folks drive in their own vehicle. As such, we've prepared a getting here page, which details the amazing drive out to the wonderful west coast. We also have a full page of maps.

If you are looking for bus service to Tofino, please be aware that Tofino Bus offers exceptional scheduled bus and charter bus services from Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and the Comox Valley. For more information about Tofino Bus, visit their website.