Hiking in Pacific Rim National Park

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Business's That Service Hiking Trails in Tofino

Ocean Outfitters

Big Tree Trail: Enjoy a scenic 15 min cruise to an enchanting boardwalk trail where you can stroll amongst some of the hugest and oldest life forms on the planet.
Lone Cone Hike: This water taxi offers you access to a 6.5 km (round trip) hike. The summit affords surreal views of Tofino and our surrounding islands.

368 Main Street  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-877-90-OCEAN, or 250-725-2866

oceanoutfitters@telus.net


Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Meares Island hiking drop offs available - please inquire for more information.

51 Wharf St  •  Tofino, BC

Toll free 1-800-666-9833 (Canada/US), Local & Overseas (250) 725-3330

whales@remotepassages.com


Don’t make us rescue you – Tofino Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking in the Tofino area and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is not overtly dangerous, but you and your hiking party should keep a few important safety tips at the front of your minds:

  • Always stay on the trail: it is easy to lose your sense of direction in the forest
  • It gets dark quickly during most of the year here and daylight fades even more quickly in the forest. Carry a headlamp with spare batteries.
  • Keep a close eye on kids while hiking on the beaches and in the forest. It is extremely rare, but there are records of cougars stalking children in coastal British Columbia.
  • Boardwalks can become very slippery.  Use additional caution on boardwalks in wet weather.
  • Be aware of the times that tides shift. Knowing this information will help you make intelligent decisions when hiking along the beach.
  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to be back. Remember to check with your contact on your return.
  • Carrying a cellular phone is a good idea, but do not rely on your cellular phone for communication, as reception is patchy in areas of Pacific Rim National Park.
  • GPS works in most areas of the park but satellite communication is unreliable under the temperate rainforest’s thick canopy.
  • Carry snacks, water, sunscreen, sunhat, raingear and any other equipment appropriate to the conditions in a small backpack.
Tofino Sea Kayaking Company
Hiking in the big trees