Hotels and Cabin Rentals: Covid-19 Considerations
As of this writing all accommodation providers in Tofino are open. As we move into the shoulder season of 2020 and the winter of 2021, please make sure that you stay up to date on the current Covid-19 trends and restrictions in British Columbia. This resource is provides provincial policies and restrictions. Please remember that hotel staff are doing their best to accommodate you during these strange and ever-changing times.
Top Five Things to Do in Tofino during a Pandemic:
- Go for a Solitary Beach Walk
As we mentioned above, this is a perennial winter favourite in Tofino. There are many beaches, and most of them are empty this time of year. If you want to be alone, drive out to the park (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve) and pick a trailhead that leads to a long beach -- If it's not Long Beach, chances are you won't see another soul. Even walking the world famous Long Beach this time of year, if you hike for about twenty minutes, you'll be surprised by how few people you see.
- Get Takeout from a Local Restaurant
Many of Tofino's restaurants are delivering right to your hotel room door. If there is no delivery, don't fret -- phone in a takeout order and pick it up to bring back to your room or cabin and enjoy the solitude!
- Try Paddleboarding
This relatively new sport is a great activity for folks who want to get out on the water. Rental shops and guides provide large, stable boards that make it easy to stand up and paddle around the inlet in a comfortable and safe environment.
- Go for a Rainforest Hike
One fun little secret that locals might or might not share is that the rainforest shields you from the rain. While you will still need raingear and good boots, the boardwalk trails in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve are surprisingly sheltered from the rain. All of the trails are stunning, but we recommend starting with the Rainforest Loops (A and B are both equally stunning) and the boardwalk down to Schooner Cove.
The surfboard and wetsuit rental shops are open and we strongly recommend you take a lesson if it's your first time. All Covid-19 protocols are in place and you'll be enjoying yourself outdoors as the doctors recommend!