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Tofino Activities & Things to Do:

Black Bear Kayaking Adventures

Black Bear Kayak's guided sea kayak trips are the alternative Tofino adventure that promises plenty of enjoyment for you and your family! Our kayak tours are ideally suited for novice or intermediate paddlers. Jump in a kayak and dive into what others only see from afar.

634 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC

(250) 725-3277 •  info@blackbearkayak.com


Braedy Mack Fishing Charters

899 Brabant Pl •  Tofino, BC

250-726-8499  •  1-888-732-3077

jeff@fishingtofino.ca


Chesterman Beach Bed & Breakfast

Not the typical "shared space" bed and breakfast inn, our beautifully appointed suites and self-catering cottage - each with private entrance, private bathroom and private deck - provide unparalleled privacy and comfort right on the beach!

1345 Chesterman Beach Road  •  Tofino, BC

(250) 725-3726  •  info@tofinoaccommodation.com


The Ecolodge at Tofino Botanical Gardens

Ecolodge accommodation facility located in the Tofino Botanical Gardens, an outdoor eco-museum with 12 acres of waterfront forest, gardens and boardwalks and cultural displays.

1084 Pacific Rim Hwy  •  Tofino, BC

(250) 725-1220  •  info@tbgf.org


Crystal Cove Beach Resort

Located on Mackenzie Beach only 3km from Tofino, Crystal Cove Beach Resort offers 34 fully-equipped cabins and 69 serviced RV sites at our family oriented, pet friendly resort. Find the vacation experience you're looking for - from beachfront cabins with private hot tubs, to well-treed RV sites for those who like to rough it in style.

1165 Cedarwood Place  •  Tofino, BC » View map

(250) 725-4213  •  (877) 725-4213

info@crystalcove.ca


Long Beach Golf Course

Our campground is close to Tofino, Long Beach and Ucluelet. Offering over 75 camping sites close to great Tofino surfing.

(250) 725-3332  •  Tofino, BC

golf@island.net


Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Whale or bear observation, an exploratory day tour to Hot Springs Cove, or a gentle day paddling the inlets - your choice. Connecting you with the heart of Clayoquot Sound - our job, since 1986.

51 Wharf St  •  Tofino

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

whales@remotepassages.com


Shelter Restaurant

Just outside the Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, BC's Shelter Restaurant is known for serving fresh local, organic ingredients with an expansive view of Clayoquot Sound from the patio and beautiful dining room.

601 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Please phone for reservations of more information: (250) 725-3353


Sport Fishing with Chris Barker

341 Olsen Road •  Tofino, BC

(250) 725-8200


T'ashii Dugout Canoe & Paddle Board Tours

The most unique tours on the west coast! Paddle as a group in a authentic dugout canoe. With a Nuu-chah-nulth guide, learn about local aboriginal culture while exploring the ocean and the old growth rainforest on Meares Island. Or try a relaxing stand up paddle board on calm water inlets.

Local (250) 266-3787  •  Toll free 1-855-883-3787

info@tofinopaddle.com  •  Tofino, BC


Tofino Air

Floatplane excursions and scenic sky tours to some of the most rugged and beautiful locations on the West Coast. Reserve a seat on a scheduled tour or there is always the option to arrange a custom flight. Check out Tofino Air's Top 5 Floatplane Excursion ideas!

First Street Dock  •  Tofino, BC Canada

(250) 725-4454, Toll Free 1-866-486-3247

tofair@seaviewcable.net


Tofino Fish Guides

As Tofino's premier sportfishing outfitter, Tofino Fish Guides offers premium saltwater charters and unique freshwater experiences with a focus on exemplary service. Whether you are an experienced angler or fishing for the first time, we will ensure your charter is customized to meet your needs.

Toll Free: 1 (877) 537-6444  •  Local: (250) 266-0587


Tofino Sea Kayaking

Tofino's Kayaking Centre providing daily sea kayaking tours and kayak rentals since 1988. Expresso coffee and goodies served from our waterfront deck. Pick up books and supplies for the west coast lifestyle.

320 Main Street  •  Tofino, BC Canada

Toll free 1-800-TOFINO-4  •  info@tofinoseakayaking.com


Tofino Public Market

2010 Dates: Every Saturday from May 22 to September 25

2010 Times: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Located at Tofino's Village Green on Campbell Street at Second Street


Tofino Surf Guide

Take a private surf lesson or a charter the surfing trip of your lifetime with professional surfer, Raph Bruhwiler. For intermediate to advanced surfers.

311 Olsen Rd  •  Tofino, BC

(250) 726-5481  •  bruhwilersurf@msn.com


Tofino Surf Hub

Book online and save up to 30% on Tofino surf lessons and equipment rentals.
Simple. Convenient. Affordable.

440 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC

Toll free 1-888-777-9961, Local (250)725-2155

info@tofinosurfhub.com


Ucluelet Charters

We fish year-round for salmon, halibut, ling cod and other target species. The fishing off of Ucluelet has been strong over the past few years, and we look forward to sharing our productive waters with you over a full or half day charter.

(250) 726-3644 •  Ucluelet, BC


Whale Watching at Weigh West Marine Resort

634 Campbell St.  •  Tofino, BC

Charter Office Phone – 250-725-3238

Charter Office Email: marineandadventure@weighwest.com


Wildside Grill

Commercial fisherman Jeff Mikus and Professional Chef Jessie Blake bring you the freshest seafood: take out or eat in from our menu of fish and chips, fish tacos, soups, sandwiches and salads. Natural Food from Natural Dudes.

1180 Pacific Rim Hwy  •  Tofino, BC (in the Live to Surf Plaza)

Phone: (250) 725-WILD (9453)

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 Tofino Activities: Top Ten Things to Do

  1. Get out on the water!
    Take a Whale Watching trip (which is more than just watching whales), a shore-cruising boat charter or a guided kayak trip. Much of Clayoquot Sound is accessible only by water and the view of Esowista Peninsula with Meare's Island as a backdrop is stunning.   On any boat trip, you can expect to see Lennard Light House, bald eagles, harbour seals, sea lions, and sometimes harbour porpoises and usually either gray or humpback whales.
  2. Take in the view from the top of Radar Hill
    Radar Hill encompasses much of Clayoquot Sound and gaze south to Barkley Sound. You must experience a sunset or sunrise from this vantage at least once. Meares Island will be aglow with light and if you stay long enough, you will begin to see the "big city lights" of Tofino or a stellar constellation performance, especially during nights in August and October.
  3. Beachcomb
    Stroll along one of the many beautiful long sandy beaches in Tofino or the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.  Make it a whole day by planning for a gourmet BBQ with Smoked Salmon , Grilled Oysters, and ....your imagination and appetites.  Make your mark, however temporary, with a sand castle.
  4. Visit Meares Island
    See the 1500 year old Cedars, & 1000 year old hemlocks.   Don't even try and hug one of these grand-daddies unless you're traveling with a few dozen companions. While you’re there, walk the Big Tree Trail, noting bald eagle’s nests and culturally modified trees (CMTs).
  5. Go on a Sea Kayaking Tour
    Be self reliant and take a day long guided kayaking trip.  Getting out in the Sound in a Kayak will allow you to view marine life up close and much of the excitement of the experience is feeling the gentle swell of the ocean passing beneath your craft. You will glide over beds of kelp with brilliant purple and orange starfish and multitudes of delicate graceful jellyfish. Your engineless craft will also allow for close viewing of many aquatic bird species like pelagic cormorants and great blue herons.
  6. Witness a winter storm
    This is tricky in the summertime, but believe it or not, it's still possible.  Walk from any beach towards the forest line and not far from the sound of the surf you will discover that you are still encountering driftwood.  These multi-ton logs were set in their current position by huge waves that regularly pound our coast.  Between November and February, Tofino will be hit with winds exceeding 100 km per hour, 10 metre waves, and unrelenting horizontal rain. Whole beaches to yourself, warm cozy nights, and appreciative hosts are some of the many treasures of the Storm Watching season.  Be sure to bring plenty of candles and a romantic demeanour, as power outages are definitely part of the package.
  7. Take a day trip to Hot Springs Cove
    The trip up and back allows for whale watching, bald eagle spying and lots of self-pampering in the hot natural spring water.
  8. Eat at least one wild seafood dish
    As Tofino is a fishing village, it is a must to enjoy some local wild seafood even if you don't catch it yourself. For bonus points, try wild salmon six ways (grilled, baked, hot smoked, cold smoked, jerked, and poached) or Dungeness Crab, Freshly Shucked Oysters, Side Striped Jumbo Shrimp, Smoked Cod, Halibut and Chips, local Snapper or Sole quickly pan fried, and steamed mussels or clams.  Often the Seafood Platter for two found in almost any local restaurant will provide for a broad sampling and stretched tummies.
  9. Go Hiking
    Hike at least one of the trails in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.  Eachtrail represents a feature of the rainforest ecosystem. With helpful interpretive signage along the way to enlighten the hiker it's a great learning exercise for all ages. Some of the more unique trails are Shorepine Bog Trail (wheelchair accessible), Spruce Fringe Trail, and either of the Rainforest Trail Loops.
  10. Hug a tree!
    You're in the Tree Loving Capital of the World. In fact, hug Tofino's 800-year old celebrity tree located half a block from Jamie's Whaling Station. This tree was slated for the chainsaw in early 2001until local residents, including two men who lived in the tree's canopy for 37 days, stopped the saws and saved the giant. The tree and the resident's fight to save it, landed on the front page of national newspapers, became a regular story on the nightly radio and television news and was even featured on CNN Headline News. The Tofino Natural Heritage Society was created to preserve natural living icons in our village such as this western red cedar tree and $60,000 was being raised to fit this tree with a first of a kind steel girdle to fortify it against old age.

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